Kids listings for Aug. 28

August 28, 2015
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SP track - Lauren Perkowski and Isabella Scalise @ CCC Championships #2 020516

SEPT. 7-OCT. 23 PLAINVILLE FALL SESSION 1 YOUTH PROGRAMS. Youth football, on Wednesdays, two separate classes for ages 4 to 7; Gymnastics, Saturdays, four separate classes from ages 1 to 7; Soccer, Saturdays, three separate classes ranging from ages 2 to 10; martial arts, Monday, Thursday, Saturday, times vary; rock climbing, Monday to Sunday, time…

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Local student speaks at the United Nations

August 28, 2015
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Krystiana Bouchard helped brief the United Nations Security Council about the Iran treaty.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR While most Americans are reading about the recently negotiated treaty with Iran in their local newspapers, 17-year-old Krystiana Bouchard was at the United Nations briefing international officials about the deal. Krystiana’s presence at the UN building in New York was a result of her participation in a summer program at Princeton University.…

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Local student wins teaching scholarship

August 28, 2015
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Southington’s Catherine MacKay, fourth from the left, was one of four students to receive the 2015 Waterbury CT Teacher’s Credit Union grant.  MacKay is seen here with WCTCU officials and the other recipients.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Catherine MacKay, Southington, comes from a long line of educators and plans to follow in their footsteps in just a few days. A 2015 graduate of Southington High School, MacKay will begin her college career at UCONN this month, where she plans to study education. On Thursday, July 23, the Waterbury Connecticut…

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Hall of Fame: Out for a drive: Ed Fernandes continues to be a powerhouse off the tee

August 27, 2015
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Former Blue Knight Ed Fernandes takes a swing at the 2014 Remax Long Drive Championship. Fernandes is currently ranked in the top 40 in the world.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ed Fernandes was just five years old when his father walked him out the back door and onto the fairway of the former Patton Brook Country Club. He remembers studying his father’s every move, as he positioned the golf ball about 20 yards from the green. His dad barked a few tips,…

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Crocodile Club fosters bipartisanship between Southington and Bristol

August 27, 2015
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U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.,) greets Carolyn Norton at the 134th annual Crocodile Club dinner at Lake Compounce on August 21, 2015.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Political rivalries weren’t lost on the Crocodile Club dinner this year, when City of Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne joked that the sun would be shining if the luncheon were held on the Bristol side of Lake Compounce. In its 134th year, the Crocodile Club brought politicians from across party lines together last…

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Superintendent says Southington schools are in good shape

August 27, 2015
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Southington Supt Timothy Connellan (2014)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools opened their doors this week, welcoming students back on Thursday and holding two professional development days for faculty and staff earlier in the week. Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan said Tuesday that the school system is “in great shape and ready to receive students.” Over the summer, Connellan and…

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Sampson speaks out against Supreme Court death penalty decision

August 27, 2015
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In an Aug. 13 ruling, the Connecticut Supreme Court declared capital punishment unconstitutional, claiming that the punishment no longer fits ethical standards in the state. The 4-3 decision in the case of State of Connecticut v. Eduardo Santiago ruled that the 11 men currently serving on death row in the state will…

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Baring his soul from the heart of Texas

August 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you think about music in Texas, you might think of the blues. Or you might think of Tex-Mex music. Or you might even think of country music. Typically, you don’t think of soul music. But Luke Wade is the exception to that Texas musical stereotype. The former contestant on…

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Sen. Murphy to ride bus with Bristol commuters

August 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy will ride the Route 502 bus from Bristol City Hall for his “Congress on Your Bus” listening session with local commuters on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Murphy will talk with Bristol residents about their views on a variety of topics and will take their feedback back to Washington.  The Route 502 bus…

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