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These rockers prove age ain’t nothing but a number

June 5, 2015
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  By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters told the Irish Times back in November, “Rock and roll is a young man’s game.” He said it as more of an apology since, obviously, he’s still performing rock music into his 40s. But in its earlier days, truthfully, rock and roll was…

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Relay for Life raises over $100,000 for cancer research

June 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s 18th annual Relay for Life was held last weekend, raising a total of $108,963 for cancer research and awareness. The 24-hour event consisted of 54 teams fundraising before and during the event, coming together for the common cause of helping communities fight cancer. The top three teams raised nearly 30 percent…

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Southington schools welcome three new principals

June 4, 2015
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Brian Stranieri, principal of Southington High School.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education appointed three new principals last week, welcoming the new administrators to Southington High School and Strong and Hatton elementary schools. During a special meeting on May 21, the board recognized Brian Stranieri as the new principal of Southington High School. Stranieri has been serving as interim principal…

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SHS students win 3 Halos from Seven Angels Theater

June 4, 2015
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Members of the Southington High School drama department (from left) Marissa Mayo, Emily Sargent, Rachel Mouris, Jessica Dos Santos and Madison Yurgatis received awards at the 12th annual Halo Awards, hosted by the Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury. After receiving ten nominations, the SHS department won Halos in three categories - Best Choreographer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Comic Role in a Play and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER “It felt like the Oscars for high school,” said Southington High School senior Marissa Mayo of last Tuesday evening, when the Southington High School theater department was honored at the 12th annual Halo Awards. The awards, presented by Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, invited Southington to attend what was described as a…

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Sampson opposes House budget

June 4, 2015
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HARTFORD – State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott) cast his vote against a state budget, citing increases to state spending, unfair and unnecessarily raises taxes on the middle class. Debate on the budget, which was the result of negotiations between Governor Dannel P. Malloy and majority Democrats, began around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The House Republicans…

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Dems champion House budget

June 4, 2015
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HARTFORD – The Connecticut House of Representatives backed a biennial budget package on Wednesday (HB 7-61) that propses property tax relief to working families and provides increased spending for transportation systems in the state. “Our budget provides significant property tax relief for hardworking, middle-class families. Every town and city will receive additional state aid,” Rep. Zoni…

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Lincoln College of New England graduates first nursing class

June 4, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) in Southington celebrated its 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 15, graduating 205 students, including the school’s first class of Registered Nurse (RN) and bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) graduates, above. Newly appointed LCNE President Denise Lewicki said that she is very proud of all of this year’s graduates. Nursing…

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Raffle tickets available for Harley bike

June 2, 2015
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It is Harley time again at the New England Carousel Museum kicking off the 20th year for its Harley Davidson Street Glide raffle to benefit the museum. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX Street Glide Motorcycle; second prize is a 5′…

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Miscellaneous listings for May 29

May 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 29 OTHER ASBURY’S FIRST GAME NIGHT. 7 p.m. Fun, fellowship, games. For young and young-at-heart. Movie set up for those children too young to play or who don’t wish to play games. Ping pong table available. Babysitter available so mothers and fathers can play while their children are entertained. Free popcorn and lemonade…

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Performance listings for May 29

May 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, MAY 29 OTHER DUELING COMIX PIANOS. 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. $15 to $25. ComixatFoxwoods.com JUNE 4-6 OTHER JAY LARSON. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. Saturday at 10:30 p.m. Comix at Foxwoods, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. ComixatFoxwoods.com SATURDAY, JUNE 6 BRISTOL JIMMY MAZZ LAS VEGAS LEGENDS SHOW. 8…

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