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Kennedy release its second quarter honor roll

March 3, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the second marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Ashley Anglis, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Evan Belcourt, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Danielle Cammuso,…

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Spell fundraiser with education foundation

March 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation is inviting residents to gather in teams of three for its Adult Spelling Bee, a popular fundraiser returning for its third year. Currently scheduled for April 4 at the Southington High School auditorium, the competition has become a major source of funds for the organization. Last…

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Kelley students solve math problems for St. Jude

March 2, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Kelley School students will once again be solving math problems to help raise money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The school has organized the Math-A-Thon since 1991 and has donated close $170,000 to St. Jude in that time. The school usually donates about $6,000 per year. “This year…

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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

March 1, 2013
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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

By Ed Harris Editor Plantsville Elementary School hosted several guest readers recently as it celebrated Read Across America Day. This was the first year that the school invited “celebrity” guest readers, including various media personalities and businessmen from the area. “We decided to branch out a little bit,” said Hilary Birdsey, one of the co-organizers…

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$45.9 million budget proposal; Public hearing is set for March 4

March 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town Manager Garry Brumback has submitted a $45.9 million budget proposal that includes the doubling of the Information Technology Department’s allocation, which is earmarked to further implement a virtual town hall. Brumback’s proposal is a $593,194 or 1.3 percent increase over last year’s $45.3 million budget. The increases in the proposed…

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Family funfest brings out a crowd

February 28, 2013
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Family funfest brings out a crowd

By Margaret Waage Correspondent The Healthy Family FunFest, held February 24 at the Aqua Turf, had such a big turnout that many cars arriving at noon were being directed to park in the perimeter parking lots because those closest to the entrance were filled. Coordinated by three organizations including the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the…

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Residents upset with sidewalk returns

February 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council returned an ordinance update on sidewalks used as school access ways back to a subcommittee after hearing about a dozen residents speak out against the proposal during a public hearing earlier this week. Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury chairs the Council’s subcommittee that was tasked with updating several town…

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Ski down Mount Southington

February 23, 2013
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Ski down Mount Southington

With the Blizzard of 2013 dropping over two feet of snow on the town, we figured now would be a good time to visit Mount Southington. Here are some of the shots from that visit.   All photos by Tammi Naudus

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Fairfield invests in St. Paul’s Dube

February 23, 2013
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By Michael Letendre Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfield University baseball made a very wise local investment in its future, and that future will include St. Paul’s Kyle Dube as the young man signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Stags for its 2014 baseball campaign. “I’m so excited,” said Dube.…

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