Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

April 21, 2013
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Guest Reader Day at Derynoski Elementary School

Derynoski Elementary School held its annual Guest Reader Day last week. Various town officials, emergency personnel and other notables from around Southington participated. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Song and dance to stop bullying

April 20, 2013
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Song and dance to stop bullying

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The music club at Derynoski Elementary School tackled the subject of bullying with song and dance, as an ensemble of about 60 kids performed the musical “Bullies Anonymous.” The club has been working on the performance for months and presented two shows last week, one in the afternoon for their…

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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

April 19, 2013
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Plainville trail work could connect with Southington

By Kaitlyln NaplesStaff Writer Plainville is trying to get one step closer to completing one of the largest gaps in the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail, which runs from New Haven to Northampton, Mass. At a past meeting, the Plainville Town Council voted to pursue a grant that would help fund the construction of a multi-use…

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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

April 19, 2013
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Overwhelming wins; Knights are winning easily at early meets

By John Goralski Sports Writer Can it really be this easy? Are the Knights ready to rest on their laurels? Those are the very questions that Matt Shea is trying to caution against. With a 20-point victory over Hall, the Knights have raced out to a 2-0 record against a pair of good programs. Both…

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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

April 19, 2013
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‘Sister Act’ a must see at The Bushnell

by MIKE CHAIKEN I had seen the movie “Sister Act” with Whoopi Goldberg back when it came out in the 1990s. So I wasn’t completely unprepared in terms of plot when I headed into the opening night performance of the stage musical, which is based on the movie. But the musical itself was a bit…

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Strong jumps rope to help Mill Foundation

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students at Strong Elementary School ended a fundraiser for The Mill Foundation for Kids with a “jumpathon,” the latest in a series of collaborations between the school and the organization. Beginning with first-graders, students in different grades filled the school’s gym and divided into smaller groups. In each group, one…

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School board frustrated with demands; New teacher evaluation requirement approved

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education recently approved a new plan for evaluating teachers as required by recent state legislation, although many members expressed frustration with the increasing demand placed on local districts by state and federal decisions. To meet these new requirements, a new plan for teacher evaluations was developed by…

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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

April 19, 2013
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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight lacrosse team had the longest wait for opening day. For three weeks, they ran drills while teams kicked off the spring season. For the last seven days, they couldn’t even scare up a scrimmage. On Monday, April 8, the Lady Knights finally got a chance to compete…

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Boys volleyball still on a roll

April 19, 2013
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Boys volleyball still on a roll

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos was  a little worried about how his team would react after their big win over Staples, so he posed them a simple question. What was the most difficult stretch ahead of them? Gianacopolos expected someone to point at upcoming games against Glastonbury, Newington, or Farmington. He expected to…

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