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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

April 10, 2013
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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

 A little bit of warmth will now lead to rain, reports Accuweather  State College, Pa. — 10 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern that brought summerlike warmth to much of the East recently will yield to clouds, rain and cooler conditions to end the week. In some cases, the warmth will end with…

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Annie is the key….yes siree!

April 8, 2013
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Annie is the key….yes siree!

Kennedy and DePaolo Middle School Drama Club take the stage in their most recent production of Annie.  The show will run this weekend, April 10th and 12th as well.   Performances will be held at Kennedy Middle School at 7:00 PM.   Production photos by:  Tammi Naudus          

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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

April 8, 2013
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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

By John Goralski Sports Writer As a senior, Alex Borofsky scored almost half his shots inside the three-point arc and almost one third of his shots from beyond. Nobody scored more points in the paint. Nobody scored more on the perimeter. He led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots. In his final game…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

April 6, 2013
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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

Margaret Waage Correspondent The loss of their 2-year-old son Joshua in 2008 led former Southington parents Elizabeth and Lee Florian to ask why. Joshua died suddenly after a fever June 26, 2008 from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. The family’s search for answers led them to a doctor who was able to determine that Joshua’s Addison’s disease came from a rare…

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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

April 5, 2013
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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

Temperatures in the northeast seem to be on the upspring heading deeper into April. State College, Pa. — 5 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the calendar may say April, but bundled-up residents of the Northeast fighting the cold may wonder if Mother Nature is confused. As the weekend approaches, a turn toward mild temperatures is…

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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

April 5, 2013
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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

By Maargaret Waage Correspondent The Southington High School cheerleading team finished its season on a positive note. On Saturday, March 8, the SHS team competed and placed third overall in the co-ed division during the Connecticut Association of Schools Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) State Cheer tournament held at Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven.…

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BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

April 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million on the town side and $84.2 million for the Board of Education. The proposal will…

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Student filmmakers in town

April 4, 2013
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Student filmmakers in town

By Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent A pair of New York student filmmakers have chosen Southington as the perfect American town for an upcoming short film. Producer Kendell Haney and writer/director Paul Head, students at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, will be filming scenes from Head’s short film “Clean Sheets” from April…

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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

April 3, 2013
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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

By Ed Harris Editor John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passed away on  Friday, March 29. He was 80. Weichsel was first appointed town manager in 1966 and served until early 2011. He was succeeded by current Town Manager Garry Brumback. When the governance system was worked out in 1966, it was decided that the…

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