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2015-2016 Bus Routes (Derynoski Elementary School)

August 11, 2015
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2015-2016 Bus Routes (Derynoski Elementary School)

Derynoski Elementary School (860-628-3286) Bus 01 ‑ Am 1, 45 Berlin Ave 2, Academy St & Main St 3, Center Pl & Center St 4, Center St & Liberty St 5, 104 Water St 6, Hill St & Rourke Ave 7, Beecher St & Mill St 8, 152 Water St 9, Beecher St & Williams…

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2015-2016 Bus Routes (Alta at the Pine Center)

August 11, 2015
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Alta @ Pyne Center (860-628-3379) Bus 1 – Am 1, NBT 2, 41 Muir Ter 3, Winterberry Woods (2118 M‑ W. Rd) 4, 89 Todd Rd 5, Lawncrest Dr & Pondview Dr 6, Alta (75) Bus 2 – Am 1, NBT 2, 10 Evan Rd 3, Darling St & Old Farm Rd 4, Alta (75)

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Knights of Columbus awards 4 scholarships

August 11, 2015
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Frank Casetellano, left, of the scholarship committee presents the award to Kayla Beaupre and Sarah Palko. Grand Knight Paul Sirois, right, also presented the award.

The Southington Knights of Columbus, Isabella Council 15, recently awarded scholarships to four Class of 2015 high school graduates residing in Southington. The four, all high academic achievers, included NW Catholic graduate Kayla Beaupre, a parishioner of St. Dominic who will attend the University of Pennsylvania State; Sarah Palko, Southington H.S. grad and member of…

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Curtis D. Robinson honored for lifetime achievement

August 11, 2015
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Southington’s Curtis D. Robinson was honored with an Honorary Membership Award by the Connecticut Hospital Association for his lifetime achievement with the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis.

Curtis D. Robinson, a founding donor of the Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity at Saint Francis has been honored with an Honorary Membership Award from the Connecticut Hospital Association. Born and raised in Birmingham, Ala., Robinson came to Connecticut as an enterprising 16-year-old who got a job as a hotel dishwasher, then later…

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Hatton receives ‘Basketball for All’ grant

August 10, 2015
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From left, Amber Smith and Ryan Smith accept a $1,800 grant from Tanger Outlet General Manager John Dolishny.

Hatton Elementary School was presented with a grant from Tanger Outlets in the amount of $1,800 in mid-June. The grant was submitted by Amber Smith, who is a third grade teacher in Southington and also a parent of two boys who attend Hatton School. The TangerKIDS Grants program is designed to assist schools by providing…

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With bikes, bikinis, event helps veterans

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Helping veterans is an important cause for Jennifer Sequenzia of All American Productions. “They should be (important) for everyone,” said Sequenzia, who organized Bike Night to Benefit Veterans at the Cadillac Ranch on Jude Lane in Southington last Wednesday. The event welcomed a slew of bikes and offered up a…

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Quirky musical, ‘Urinetown,’ gets the GetUp Stage Co. treatment

August 8, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Take a step away from the typical and move over to the idiosyncratic starting Aug. 13. That’s when the GetUp Stage Co. production of “Urinetown” (say, “You’re in Town”) opens at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain. GUSCO is a stage company of teens from a variety of towns across the state…

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Getting the Led (Zeppelin) out with tomorrow’s ‘classical’ sounds

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roll over, Beethoven… Led Zeppelin is taking over. Led Zeppelin’s last studio album, “In Through the Out Door” came out nearly 35 years ago. Its seminal album, “4,” with the song “Stairway to Heaven” came out 44 years ago. However, even with the passing decades, Led Zeppelin’s music is still…

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Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

August 7, 2015
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Southington Catholic

After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade. Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will…

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Town, Greenskies file a motion to dismiss Hatton Meadow injunction

August 7, 2015
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Richard Panek, left, and members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition listen to Attorney David Rosenberg explain the court procedings in a library meeting room at the New Britain Superior Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition crowded into a New Britain Superior Court room on Monday afternoon, where attorney David Rosenberg planned to request an extension for the injunction that prevents Greenskies, LLC, of Middletown from beginning construction of a solar panel array at Hatton Meadow. Instead, they will have to…

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