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Murphy visits Karabin Farms

May 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) visited Southington’s Karabin Farms to talk about the challenges the farm faced as a result of the winter’s inclement weather. Above, he discusses federal investments for Connecticut’s small farmers and nursery owners with Karabin Farms owner Mike Karabin. Murphy was visiting to highlight opportunities for local farms and nurseries, like…

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DePaolo Middle School announced May students of the month

May 27, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for May. Front, from left, Justin Ierardi, Amal Al-Hidami, Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, Sydney Trask, and Max Peruta. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Erik Olson, Sera Altomari, Kelley Marshall, Morgan Duling, Derek Guida, Evan Johanns, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its May students of the month. In sixth grade Kathryn Clynes, Anthony Matarazzo, and Sera Altomari were selected by their teams. Kathryn is the daughter of Frank and Patrice Clynes and has consistently earned high honors. She assisted at DePaolo’s Taste of Culture and Light…

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Moquin earns Academic Achievement Award

May 27, 2015
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At a recent awards luncheon, hosted by the Springfield College Business Management Department, former Southington High School graduate Jordyn Moquin, now in her second year at Springfield College, was honored with an Academic Achievement Award for her continued academic success within the Business Management Department. From left, Springfield College Business Management Department Co-Chair Brenda Canning,…

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BOE will recognize Profiles in Professionalism at May 28 meeting

May 25, 2015
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The following are the honorees for the Southington Public Schools 2014-2015 Profiles in Professionalism who will be recognized at the Board of Education meeting to be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 at the Municipal Center Public Assembly Room at 200 North Main Street: Robert Brown (Southington High School); Dennis Sikowski (Southington High…

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Applications are available for Apple Harvest Hostesses

May 24, 2015
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The Apple Harvest Committee has announced that Apple Harvest Hostess applications are being accepted for this year’s festival. This fall will mark the 47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, and the Apple Harvest Hostesses have been serving the festival since its inception. Hostesses get to see first-hand how our community can come together to celebrate the…

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‘Extra’-hold on! It’s ‘Hairspray’ in New Britain

May 22, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Get out your combs and brushes, some extra hold hairspray, brush up your dances moves, and prepare to enjoy a little “Hairspray” this weekend and next. Connecticut Theatre Company continues its performances of the stage musical based on the cinematic satire, “Hairspray” from filmmaker John Waters. The story, told against…

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Memorial Day parade and services schedule

May 22, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

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Madancy named as Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2015
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The Board of Education appointed Steven G. Madancy, John F. Kennedy Middle School Prinicpal, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education welcomed a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on May 14, appointing John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Steven G. Madancy. Madancy has been the principal at JFK Middle School since July of 2012, following seven years as a principal in Milford, serving two years at Pumpkin…

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In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn McBride (Donkey) starred in this musical event.

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Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

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