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Weather outlook for the nation heading into Christmas from Accuweather

December 23, 2012
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Major Multi-State Snowstorm Commences Christmas Day   State College, Pa. — 22 December 2012 — AccuWeather reports all the ingredients are coming together for a major snowstorm to unfold Christmas Day and spread from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. Far more potent than the snow event headed to the Northeast…

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Southington High School announces first quarter honor roll

December 23, 2012
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Southington High School recently released its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Griffin Alix, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Angela Balaoing, Mikayla Bedell, Alexandra Bieniek, Samantha Butlien, Lauren Cafasso, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Grace Cardozo, Victoria Castillo, Katelin Chamberland, Benjamin Chasse, Fizza Chaudhry, Payton Chiaro, Nicole Christensen, Timothy…

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Observing the Arts: Celebrate snowmen; Solve the ‘Underground Lab Mystery’

December 21, 2012
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The Imagine Nation Museum invites families to celebrate snowmen on Dec. 28. Author Rick Labadia will talk about his two books: “What Can a Snowman Count?” and “What Can a Snowman Wear? A Snowman Alphabet.” Kids can have fun with snowmen, and create a snow creature out of shaving cream in the Imagine It! Art…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Gura estimates are in; SCCA is ready to begin fundraising efforts

December 21, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has completed their feasibility study on the arts center plan for the Gura Building. When the Town Council gives its approval, the group will begin its fundraising efforts. “I feel good about how it’s going,” said Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA. “People are always coming…

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Community ice rink is back for another season

December 20, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The ice rink is returning for its second year and is set up on the Water Department property on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. The rink, which is open throughout the winter months, made the move downtown from Memorial Park, where it was set up last year.…

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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Schools look to improve safety after Newtown

December 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area school districts are working to restore some stability in the classrooms and reassure parents about safety, in the wake of a devastating mass shooting in Newtown. “We spent the weekend preparing for the return of students,” said Plainville Superintendent Jeff Kitching. “The sooner we could get them back to…

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United Way establishes Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012
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Following the tragedy in Newtown, the United Way of Southington is collecting funds to help provide resources to the community throughout the coming weeks and months. The “Sandy Hook School Support fund” will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected. Check donations may be mailed to: Sandy…

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