Math-A-Thon sees most successful year

April 29, 2016
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Students at Urbin T. Kelley Elementary School have found a unique way to celebrate their fundraising success this year – by taping their principal to the wall. The “Tape Mrs. Kahl to the Wall” event will wrap up the 29th successful season of raising funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Every year, Kelley participates…

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Obituary: Florence ‘Flo’ Edith DeFeo, 86

April 28, 2016
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Florence “Flo” Edith (Ingriselli) DeFeo, 86, of  Plantsville, CT passed away April 26, 2016 with her family by her side at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MA. She was the wife of the late Biaggio DeFeo. Florence was born on September 3, 1929 in Southington. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Catherine (LaPorte)…

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Southington volunteer honored at state senate

April 28, 2016
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Senator Markley welcomes Southington resident Meghana  Kandarpa to the CT State Capitol. April 27, 2016.

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Obituary: Jeanne M. Collar, 95

April 28, 2016
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Jeanne M. (LeGuennec) Collar, 95, of Southington, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. She was the loving wife of the late Dana Collar for 63 years. Jeanne was born on October 23, 1920 in Carnac, France, daughter of the late Francois and Marie Rose (Runigo) LeGuennec. She was…

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Obituary: Linda L. Daddi, 75

April 28, 2016
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Linda L. (Agostini) Daddi, 75, of Southington, passed away surrounded by her family, April 27, 2016 at home. She was the wife of Vincent Daddi. She was born April 6, 1941 in West Haven, the daughter of Quintino and Lucille (Goglia) Agostini. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Richard, Mark, and  Christopher…

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State police partner with CVS with prescription collection boxes

April 28, 2016
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  The Connecticut State Police is partnering with CVS Pharmacy and the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to collect unused prescription medications and prevent potential drug abuse. All of the 11 state police barracks across the state now have a permanent drug collection drop box, made possible through a donation by CVS Pharmacy to install drop…

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Track sweeps Conard, 18 qualify for postseason

April 28, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It’s been a few weeks since the boys and girls outdoor track and field teams fell short at Glastonbury in the season opener, but the Knights regrouped for a successful second try. Southington swept the boys and girls competitions at Conard on Wednesday, April 20, and both teams made large strides…

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Baseball rebounds from loss

April 28, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A wild pitch may have cost the Blue Knights (5-2) a run and their only loss last week at Glastonbury, but Southington recovered with two road wins, one coming by a run against a team they suffered a defeat to last year. Wild pitch decides it Southington traveled to Glastonbury (2-3)…

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CCSU students travel to Cuba for class

April 28, 2016
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Central Connecticut State University students gather at the Estadio Latinoamerican Havana during a recent trip to Cuba.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Coinciding with President Barack Obama’s historic visit to the island nation, students from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) spent a week studying in Cuba this semester. From March 18-26, CCSU sent 19 journalism and communications majors along with two professors on a voyage from New Britain, to Boston, to Miami, and finally…

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