Connecticut Dept. of Transportation to work on traffic signals

September 4, 2013
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation is replacing traffic signal LED’s at various intersections within Southington. An Alternating One Way Traffic Pattern Using Traffic Control Will Be Utilized On A Daily Basis To Perform The Construction Work. The Contractor Will Not Be Allowed To Interfere With Traffic Between 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6…

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Local woman collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital

September 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman is collecting candy for St. Jude’s Hospital. Allyson Genovese began the St. Jude’s Candy Drive several years ago after learning that her stepdaughter’s mother, who works at St. Jude, would bring in Halloween candy for the kids at the hospital. The first year Genovese was able to collect…

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School district announces launch of new STEM resource

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Board of Education announced the launch of its “Virtual STEM University,” a web-based educational resource for teachers that will provide easy access to lesson design plans in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM University is a partnership between The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) and the Board…

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Giving Back Girls help hand out backpacks

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls kicked off another backpack drive as part of the Southington Smart Start Program, providing at least 400 backpacks to students in need throughout the community. Created in 2010 by high school freshman Erin Gibney, the Giving Back Girls spent hours filling each backpack with school supplies,…

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STEPS planning events for Halloween drive-in event

September 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group is currently planning a hauntingly good time for the upcoming Halloween double bill at the Southington Drive-in. This is the third year that the Drive-in Committee has held a special Halloween screening, showcasing two horror movies. Two years ago, the year…

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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

August 30, 2013
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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bloomfield raced to a 26-17 lead in the first quarter of the 1971 season opener, so Blue Knight coach Ed Nardi gave Ernie Blue ‘the signal’ at the break between quarters. Blue had already scored nine of Southington’s 17 points against the fast-breaking Bloomfield squad, but the first year Southington…

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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

August 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 500 local residents chowed down on their favorite pizza pie during the fourth annual Pizza Fest, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Hawk’s Landing Country Club where ten area restaurants featured sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the…

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What is that smell?; Town works to fix odor coming from wastewater treatment plant

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The heat wave that took over Connecticut this summer left an unpleasant odor coming from Southington’s wastewater treatment plant, near the Southington Drive-in. Town Manager Garry Brumback said at a recent Town Council meeting that during this major heat wave, organisms in the anaerobic digester that eat the sewage underwent…

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Plainville principal shadows Southington superintendent

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Steven LePage became the principal of Plainville High School, he did not believe in the idea of rising through the ranks to the position of superintendent, until now. “I always thought that being a high school principal would be the end of the road for me, where I would…

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