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Runners start season at Shamrock Run

March 19, 2013
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By Kaitllyn Naples Staff Writer Runners and walkers are gearing up for the 11th annual Shamrock Run and Walk next weekend, which is a fundraiser for three causes this year. For the last 11 years, the run has donated over $100,000 to the St. Vincent DePaul Society, Patrick Collins, event director, said. St. Vincent DePaul…

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Old Man Winter ready to appear again

March 18, 2013
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Old Man Winter ready to appear again

The first day of spring is Wednesday. But Mother Nature is not ready to give up on winter this week with more snow in the forecast. This is the latest update from Accuweather.com State College, Pa. — 18 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports the heavy snow invading the Northeast Monday will graze the Interstate 95…

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Youth group puts goodwill plan into action

March 18, 2013
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The STEPS Youth Committee has had to cancel their “STEPPIN’ for a Cause” Dance-a-thon Event.  The cancellation is due to lack of participation. By Margaret Waage Correspondent The STEPS Youth Committee is excited to announce plans for its fundraiser “Steppin” for a Cause,” a Dance-A-Thon event that will benefit the Newtown Prevention Council. The idea…

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Middle school referendum set for Tuesday

March 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington school officials are hoping that residents will once again approve renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost…

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Into and on top of the looking glass

March 17, 2013
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By Sarah Johnson Correspondent Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards until March 28. The show is titled “Art in Stained Glass.” The Gallery is maintained in the community room at the senior living complex. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals,…

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Flooding possibility for New England

March 15, 2013
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Flooding possibility for New England

Accuweather is saying flooding is a possibility. Severe Weather, Flooding, Coastal Concerns Next Week  State College, Pa. — 15 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a complex storm heading eastward next week will bring the potential for severe thunderstorms, flooding from heavy rain and coastal erosion. The same storm forecast to bring heavy snow and strong…

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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

March 15, 2013
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Survive and advance; Knights reach the Class LL swimming finals in 3 relays and 6 individual events

by John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle tried to hide his disappointment as Mack Golos rebounded off the wall for his first turn in the 500 freestyle. The sophomore swimmer already had a commanding lead. He was ripping through the water with the power of a sprinter, and Southington fans were drowning out cheers…

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STEPS cards start conversations

March 15, 2013
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STEPS cards start conversations

By Vanessa Lewis Correspondent There’s a new buzz in town, happening in restaurants throughout Southington. Families are talking to each other, thanks to the Conversation Cards initiative by STEPS (Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success.) STEPS is an asset  based prevention coalition following 40 developmental assets believed to foster healthy development in teens, from…

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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

March 14, 2013
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Storm to bring snow to midwest next week, rain and floods to New England

New England may be spared the snows that may stumble across the midwest next week, but the rains expected instead could bring some flooding, especially given the large amount of melting snow in northern New England, according to Accuweather.   State College, Pa. — 14 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a storm forecast to roll…

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Gov., lt. gov. hold forum in New Britain today

March 14, 2013
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The following press release came out of the governor’s office: On Thursday evening, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman will host a community forum in New Britain, where they will speak with members of the public on the state’s pressing issues.  This will be the second event of this series of community…

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