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BOE holds legislative breakfast for hot topic issues

February 13, 2015
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Southington Public Schools Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello addresses a question to Southington’s state legislators at a Board of Education breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 5.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education, along with State Senator Joe Markley, State Rep. Leader Joe Aresimowicz, State Rep. Rob Sampson and State Rep. Dave Zoni, sat down with students, teachers, administrators, and members of the community on Thursday, Feb. 5 for the Southington Legislative Breakfast to discuss public policy priorities…

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The bloom of love (for jazz)

February 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the Nutmeg State, if you’re looking for jazz on the radio, you’d have to engage in a scavenger hunt amoung the schedule of college radio stations or public radio to find someone dipping into the canon of classic jazz for an hour or two… typically in the late night…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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Catholic school summit discusses upcoming changes

February 12, 2015
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St. Dominic Principal Patricia Tiezzi, left, and St. Thomas Principal Mary Wirkus, right, discuss the merger of their schools for next year.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A town hall meeting for parents and parishioners from local Catholic churches was held at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Plantsville on Thursday, Feb. 5. It offered an opportunity to discuss the merging of St. Dominic and St. Thomas schools at the St. Thomas campus for the 2015-2016 school…

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Sikorsky Aircraft lands at Derynoski School

February 12, 2015
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Process Engineer Rick DiMauro demonstrates a wind tunnel for Gavin Anderson, left, and Ben Gorr, right, in the school auditorium.

Representatives from Sikorsky Aircraft tried to inspire young engineers at Derynoski Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The hands-on program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 ran throughout the day. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Historical Society to present story of Rhoda Feb. 21

February 10, 2015
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A Cheshire historian will share the story of Rhoda, a Connecticut child born free in 1741 then sold into slavery, and her descendants, who were among the earliest settlers of a community on the Southington-Plainville border. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Christine Pittsley, a third-generation Cheshire resident, will share what she’s learned about…

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Good times flashing back to the ‘80s

February 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world was a dangerous place in the 1980s. We were worried about nuclear (and neutron) bombs. We were worried about the Soviets. The economy wasn’t the most stable. And our social fabric was tearing apart as changes were underway. But as unsettled as the world at large was, the…

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Gov. urging caution during Monday’s storm

February 8, 2015
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With another winter storm bearing down on the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is urging everyone to take it slow and allow for extra time to get to and from destinations on Monday, said a press release from the governor’s office Sunday night. Nonessential state employees are to report to work at their normally scheduled…

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BlumShapiro Announces New Partner

February 8, 2015
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Thomas Blumetti has been named partner at BlumShapiro.

WEST HARTFORD—BlumShapiro, the largest regional accounting and business consulting firm based in New England with offices in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, has announced the election of a new partner, Thomas M. Blumetti, CPA. Blumetti is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He is a resident of Southington.…

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Elks Club celebrates veterans

February 7, 2015
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Peggy LaLonde, a leader of Girl Scout Troop 64099, pins a flower on Vietnam veteran David Togninalli.

On Saturday, Jan. 31, local veterans were invited to the Elks Lodge for a Military Appreciation Dinner. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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