Council sets $129 million budget; School allotment falls along party lines

May 16, 2013
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council approved a budget of approximately $129 million for the next fiscal year, with the Board of Education’s budget splitting the councilors along party lines. The general government budget of about $45.1 million was approved unanimously, with several councilors praising Town Manager Garry Brumback for avoiding an increase…

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Create the Apple Harvest Festival poster or be a hostess

May 15, 2013
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How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 45th Anniversary Poster? Each participant must design a Poster reflecting the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “A Harvest of Memories.” Posters must include the following information, Southington Apple Harvest Festival heading, the theme “A Harvest of Memories,” utilize four…

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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

May 15, 2013
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Southington Library to take part in Big Library Read

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Library will join over 4,000 over libraries in the first ever Big Library Read. The Big Library Read begins today and runs through June 1. This event entails the participating libraries reading “Four Corners of the Sky,” by Michael Malone simultaneously via e-readers. “We choose to join with…

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How low can you go?; Knights set a new standard at Hawks Landing

May 15, 2013
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How low can you go?; Knights set a new standard at Hawks Landing

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim DiNello felt his heart sink as he counted Dave Valentukonis’ fifth shot on the final hole, but the senior strolled up to the clubhouse with a wide grin to greet his coach. DiNello had seen Joe Fazzino struggle on the seventh tee, but Fazzino seemed to skip off the…

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

May 14, 2013
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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

“Fiddler on the Roof,” a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite the sweeping social change that is threatening his town’s very existence. The production is directed…

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Legislators explain their roles at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

May 13, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s legislative delegation flushed out their roles in Hartford during a recent legislative breakfast event, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Only Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi, who oversees a sliver of Southington ever since the redistricting in December 2011, was not in attendance. Republican Rob Sampson, now…

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Committing to the game; Blue Knight trio will play at the next level

May 12, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For three years, Travis Clark has anchored the Blue Knight offensive line. For two seasons, Nick Spitz has anchored the defense. Justin Rose had just one year with the defense, but he led the team in tackles, fumble recoveries, and interrupted passes. Together, they helped lead the team back into…

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Kennedy Elementary School honor roll for the third quarter

May 11, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first  honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Elijah Buck, Danielle Cammuso, Jacob Cardozo,…

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Commission dismisses charter ideas

May 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Charter Revision Commission has dismissed a handful of ideas from a previous public hearing, including longer terms for certain municipal boards and changing the requirements for a referendum on town expenditures. The referendum issue was discussed by several residents at the public hearing, many of whom claimed that the…

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