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Summer energy assistance available from Operation Fuel

July 22, 2014
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Operation Fuel has begun its summer energy assistance program for households that are struggling to pay their energy bills and are in danger of having their utilities shut off. As a result of trying to keep their homes warm this past winter, many Connecticut families and individuals currently have high balances on their electric and…

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Italian-American Festival is a decade old

July 21, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. “It is important…

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Kennedy announces its fourth quarter honor roll

July 20, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Sixth grade, first honors:  Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Jessica Bartsch, Dion Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Cameron Beidler, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush,…

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Recent SHS grad wins Halo Award for school performance

July 19, 2014
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Recent SHS grad wins Halo Award for school performance

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Recent Southington High School graduate Gabrielle Baker won the Halo award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her role as Aida in “Aida.” This was the first year the Southington High School Drama Club competed…

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DePaolo announces fourth quarter honor roll

July 19, 2014
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DePaolo Middle School has recently announced it honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Abigail Abram, Dante Accetura, Betul Agirman, Emma Angelillo, Ryan Asido, Jordan Beaudoin, Patrick Bennett, Kelly Bergland, Emily Biscoglio, Matthew Biscoglio, Jordan Bishman, Samuel Bouchard, Eric Carrier, Emma…

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Bound for the tournament; American Legion baseball rallies for 6 wins in 7 games

July 18, 2014
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Bound for the tournament; American Legion baseball rallies for 6 wins in 7 games

by John Goralski Sports Writer With a five-run rally in the third inning, Post 72 took the lead for good. With a five-run rally in the fifth inning, Wolcott signaled that they had enough. One week after falling to .500 with a double-header split at…

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Southington dance studio performs at Disney

July 18, 2014
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Southington dance studio performs at Disney

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The magic of going to Walt Disney World is every child’s dream. For performers, Disney is a stage they only dream of one day gracing as it has given many great artists their start. However, for some of Southington’s youth,…

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Knights shine at 2014 Wayton Open

July 18, 2014
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Knights shine at 2014 Wayton Open

By John Goralski Sports Writer A small group of players huddled at the fence as a pair of former Blue Knight tennis captains scrambled across the high school courts in a heated battle in the top men’s division. Nate Mullins outlasted his first round opponent…

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Mandatory concussion education is set

July 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer School officials are making concussion education and awareness mandatory for student athletes and parents this fall. Eric Swallow, director of athletics for Southington schools, briefed the school board at a recent Board of Education meeting. The focus on concussions comes…

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