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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

May 8, 2013
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Youth’s Google doodle takes honors

By Ed Harris Editor A visit to Camp Sloper helped inspire Derynoski second-grader Hope Scalise to create a doodle for Google that could earn her a scholarship and a technology grant for her school. After a little urging from her mother, Hope created a doodle for Google’s “Doodle for Google” contest. Her doodle won for…

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Southington’s littlest queens

May 6, 2013
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Southington’s littlest queens

The Elks Club on Main Street was the site where Southington’s littlest queens in the Miss Southington Scholarship Organization were crowned April 28.

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Lake Compounce to open for another season

May 5, 2013
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Opening day for Lake Compounce Theme Park is Saturday, May 11 and guests are invited to take advantage of ‘buy one, get one free’ Regular Admission tickets for May 11, 12, 18 or 19, when purchased online at www.Lake-Compounce.com. Proud to be the oldest continuously operating amusement park in the country, Lake Compounce is celebrating…

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Music on the Green to return for another year

May 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The “Music on the Green” Concert Series returns for its twentieth year later this month. The series, sponsored by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, will take place on Wednesday evenings, from May 29 – August 28 at the Southington Town Green. Any rain dates are the following Thursdays. “I’m sure…

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Plainville man wanted in deadly Southington hit and run

May 3, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has an arrest warrant for a Plainville man in connection with the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Queen Street in Southington on February 12. The warrant charges Edward Fascendini, 46, of Plainville, with misconduct with a motor vehicle and three counts of evading responsibility. Police allege that on February…

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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

May 3, 2013
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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This weekend’s Free Comic Book Day event at the library is just one of many activities that new children’s librarian Molly Virello hopes to introduce to the young people of Southington. A 2006 graduate of Southington High School, Virello studied English at Central Connecticut State University before traveling to the…

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School board faces budget uncertainty; Could face reduction in ECS funding

May 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Uncertainty about state funding has made a tough budget season for the Board of Education even more difficult. At a past meeting, the school board discussed reports that the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funds that Connecticut schools depend on each year could be reduced by about $33,000. In addition to…

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Plainville hosting household hazardous waste collection

May 2, 2013
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On May 4, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The HHW collection will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on 23 Granger Lane…

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Strong students make dog treats

May 2, 2013
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Strong students make dog treats

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A group of fifth-grade students at Strong Elementary School have launched their own small business selling homemade dog biscuits. Their teacher, Lenore Butler, has made it a tradition in her classroom to read “A Dog’s Life,” which tells the story of a canine who lives as a stray for many…

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Youth’s Google doodle up for vote

May 1, 2013
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A second grade student, Hope Scalise, from Derynoski Elementary School, is the Connecticut winner of the Doodle 4 Google Art Competition. A “doodle” is the logo design that appears on the Google website homepage periodically to celebrate special events, holidays , or the lives of artists and inventors. Hope’s winning design was one of more…

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