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2014 Boys Basketball Preview

December 20, 2014
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2014 Boys Basketball Preview

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Blue Knight basketball coach John Cessario points to his players as they huddle in a small room off the high school gym. The hum of conversation and laughter fills the area as the boys lounge around before practice, and the first-year coach smiles at a visitor with a sense of satisfaction.…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Markley hangs out on Google Hangout

December 19, 2014
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) participated in a Google Hangout on Thursday, Dec. 11 to discuss issues concerning long term care for seniors.  The Senator, well-known for his video reports, said in a press release from the Connecticut State Republicans that he was impressed with the potential of the Hangout sessions. “This was my first…

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Legislation will allow parents to save money for long-term care of children with autism

December 19, 2014
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HARTFORD—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Congressmen John Larson (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) will celebrate the recent bipartisan passage of legislation that will allow parents who have children with autism to save money for their long-term care. The legislators will be joined by Shannon Knall, the Autism Speaks Connecticut…

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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

December 19, 2014
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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Considering the ups and downs in the economy over the years, one couple is celebrating a major milestone: 25 years of business in Southington. Owners of Awards of Elegance Tom Bentz and Tracey Bentz have been successfully serving local trophy and awards needs through their business at 410 Main St.…

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Flood at JFK causes one class to evacuate

December 9, 2014
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An internal flood at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said that a leak occurred when one the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a non-toxic liquid called “liquol” leaked out. Nineteen students…

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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

December 5, 2014
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Saturday’s semifinal football game will be broadcast on-line

CHESHIRE—The CIAC has announced that the Class LL-Large semifinal football game between No. 1 Southington and No. 4 Glastonbury on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m., will have a live internet broadcast at the NFHS network on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be among four live broadcasts on the web service. The network will…

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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

December 4, 2014
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The women who want to be Miss Southington, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR This Saturday at 7 p.m., a new Miss Southington and a new Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen will be crowned. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. at Derynoski Elementary School on 240 Main St., Southington. We caught up some of the contestants interested in succeeding the reigning Miss Southington…

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Public notice about Crescent Lake

December 2, 2014
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The Town of Southington’s Crescent Lake property is an actively managed multi-use area. The recently completed Forest Management Plan prepared by UCONN College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recommends the periodic harvesting of trees as part of such management. Trees are harvested to promote overall forest health, enhance wildlife habitat, and to produce forest products.…

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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

November 26, 2014
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Santa to set sled down at Sloper Dec. 13

YMCA Camp Sloper and The Mill Foundation for Kids have joined efforts once again this year to present “Santa at Sloper” on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center located in Southington at 1000 East St. The suggested donation for attendance is $10 per family and…

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