Sister-sister; Fitzgerald sisters reach Wayton Open finals; Henne wins 3 titles

July 25, 2014
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By John Goralski
Megan Fitzgerald chases down a ball during a volley in the Women’s Singles championship of the Wayton Open on Sunday, July 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Megan Fitzgerald skipped a forehand into the corner and she walked to the net in a muted celebration. Fitzgerald’s final point had clinched the championship at the Wayton Open, but there was no awkward handshake or wild cheering. Fitzgerald just met her opponent at the net and the two melted…

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School board wants more info before making food waste recycling decision

July 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education  is seeking more information before it agrees to sign a food waste deal with Covanta Energy. At the Board of Education meeting on June 26, Covanta gave an overview of their plan to install food recycling bins in the schools and transport the solid food waste…

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Southington Police Department honored by legion

July 25, 2014
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Southington Police Officer Tom Galo, center, was recently recognized as the Officer of the Year at the American Legion Department Convention.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Police Department was honored with the Annual Police Department of the Year award and Officer Tom Gallo was awarded Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the recent American Legion Department Convention. Representing the Southington Police Department, Chief John Daly was presented the Police Department of the Year…

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American Legion honored with awards

July 25, 2014
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Robert Abbot receives an award.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, Southington was honored at the American Legion 96th Department of Connecticut Convention with nine awards for their outstanding efforts in community service, leadership, youth outreach and membership. Post 72 also nominated the Southington Police Department for two additional awards, the American Legion Police Department…

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Officials: No need for worry that tech budget is over

July 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Karen Veilleux, the technology director for Southington Public schools, appeared before the Board of Education recently to gain approval for a request to the state for $1,531,045 in new technology for each middle school. Including both DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools, the technology request that will be sent to the…

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Good timing; Post 72 heats up just in time for the tournament

July 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Zac Susi makes a diving tag at the plate to stop a run during a 7-0 win over South Windsor in the first round of the American Legion baseball Sectional Tournament on July 20.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Mike Rogalski didn’t slow as he scooped up the ball in right field and fired a perfect strike across the infield. The South Windsor runner tried to miss the tag, but a diving Zac Susi pushed him off the plate to end the fifth inning threat and protect the scoreless…

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Summer energy assistance available from Operation Fuel

July 22, 2014
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Operation Fuel has begun its summer energy assistance program for households that are struggling to pay their energy bills and are in danger of having their utilities shut off. As a result of trying to keep their homes warm this past winter, many Connecticut families and individuals currently have high balances on their electric and…

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Italian-American Festival is a decade old

July 21, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The annual Southington Italian-American Festival reaches the decade milestone later this month. The tradition continues with authentic Italian food, music and a homemade wine contest at the tenth annual Southington Italian-American Festival, July 25-27 on Center Street. “It is important to bring back the Italian traditions and heritages for the…

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Kennedy announces its fourth quarter honor roll

July 20, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has released its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Sixth grade, first honors:  Lexi Almeida, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Jessica Bartsch, Dion Beerbaum, Nashita Begum, Cameron Beidler, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, Christian Cahill, William Carr, Austin Carta, Aaron Case, Ryan Catlin,…

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