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Touch a Truck is a success

May 22, 2013
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The American Legion Auxiliary held its annual Touch a Truck event, in collaboration with the Southington Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, May 18 at Derynoski Elementary School. There were military trucks, an Army helicopter, rescue vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, animal control car, school bus, operation life saver (railroad crossing), cement mixer, motorcycles, garbage…

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Water main break causing traffic concerns on Route 10, near High Street

May 21, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is telling residents to expect traffic delays at the intersection of North Main Street (Route 10) and High Street due to a water main break. Police are making every effort to keep two lanes of traffic flowing through the area; however there may be periods of alternating traffic and/or traffic delays.…

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Southington High School announces third marking period honor roll

May 21, 2013
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Southington High School has announced it honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 9, first honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Kelsea Allen, Andrew Ardolino, Angela Balaoing, James Brino, Rachel Bruno, Samantha Butlien, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Victoria Castillo, Fizza Chaudhry, Timothy Cocozza, Jennifer Congdon, Adam Cormier, Joshua Cormier, Andrea Defeo, Sarah Dolan, Steven Dorzens, Kristen…

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DePaolo announces honor roll for third marking period

May 20, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Grade 6,  First Honors: Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Jillian Bryan, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon, Valente Castillo, Zachary Christensen,…

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Drive-in returns for another summer

May 18, 2013
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Drive-in returns for another summer

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Drive-In Theater is returning for its third season beginning on June 8 with a new slate of movies and a growing amount of fame within the state. In three years, the drive-in has gone from an ambitious idea to a wildly successful summer event that draws huge crowds.…

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New school admins to take the helm

May 17, 2013
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New school admins to take the helm

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer With the current school year winding down, the Board of Education filled two important administrative positions for next year, appointing Marilyn Kahl as the new principal of Kelley Elementary School and Michael Halloran as the newest assistant principal at Southington High School. “You both came from rich pools of candidates…

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WISE makes plaques for Newtown

May 17, 2013
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WISE makes plaques for Newtown

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) club at Southington High School is about to complete an ambitious effort to create memorial plaques for the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “They wanted to do a meaningful hands-on project for the people in Newtown who went through…

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Council sets $129 million budget; School allotment falls along party lines

May 16, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council approved a budget of approximately $129 million for the next fiscal year, with the Board of Education’s budget splitting the councilors along party lines. The general government budget of about $45.1 million was approved unanimously, with several councilors praising Town Manager Garry Brumback for avoiding an increase…

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Create the Apple Harvest Festival poster or be a hostess

May 15, 2013
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How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 45th Anniversary Poster? Each participant must design a Poster reflecting the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “A Harvest of Memories.” Posters must include the following information, Southington Apple Harvest Festival heading, the theme “A Harvest of Memories,” utilize four…

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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

May 15, 2013
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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Library will join over 4,000 over libraries in the first ever Big Library Read. The Big Library Read begins today and runs through June 1. This event entails the participating libraries reading “Four Corners of the Sky,” by Michael Malone simultaneously via e-readers. “We choose to join with…

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