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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

May 10, 2013
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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s elementary schools collaborated with the Activate Southington group for the town’s first participation in a worldwide exercise program, including about 700 students at Derynoski Elementary School. Activate Southington, the community initiative pushing for healthier lifestyles in town, facilitated the involvement of the school district in Project ACES (All Children…

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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

May 9, 2013
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Camp Sloper skate park open for the summer

By Ed Harris Editor The YMCA Skate Park is open for the summer and there is the opportunity for free skateboarding lessons. The skate park has been in existence since 1998 and has grown in popularity through the years. “There is no other place in town to skate legally,” said Camp Sloper Director Mark Pooler.…

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Police fish for leads to track down missing lobster

May 8, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is fishing for leads in the disappearance of a decorative lobster statue from the front parking area of the Gulf Shrimp Company on Atwater Street. The five and a half foot fiberglass lobster, which weighs about 200 pounds, was reported missing on Tuesday, May 7. Police said the statue was likely…

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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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