Letter: Team Lauryn thanks the community

October 31, 2015
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To the editor: This year’s Lauryn E. Ossola SHS Swim and Dive Team Scholarship 5K/5-mile Walk/Run fundraiser during the Apple Harvest Festival Road Races was another huge success. We extend our gratitude and appreciation to all the runners and walkers who made Team Lauryn a noticeable presence throughout the course (thanks to Doug Spain of…

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Southington Catholic joins the chamber

October 30, 2015
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School officials and chamber members joined together for a ribbon cutting at Southington Catholic School on Thursday, Oct. 29.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The soccer team arrived just as the ribbon cutting was about to begin, and a few students—still dressed in their school uniform—joined the procession of student tour guides that wound their way through the corridors of Southington Catholic School. On Aug. 23, the collaboration between local parishes opened their doors with a…

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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

October 30, 2015
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New hairdressers told to be proud of profession

By MIKE CHAIKEN STAFF WRITER The class of 2015 at the International Institute of Cosmetology were told to be proud of their careers as hairdressers as the students graduated in a ceremony Sunday. The graduation was a mix of awards presentation and fashion show. Students were honored for completing their course work at the school,…

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Plantsville School pageant winner collects toys for children’s hospital

October 30, 2015
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Kylie Watson displays the gifts collected during a recent toy drive  to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR The shoppers at Stop and Shop in Southington and Walmart in Bristol surprised—in a good way—Kylie Watson. Kylie, 6, is the reigning 2015 National American Miss Southern New England Princess. And the first grader at Plantsville Elementary School recently held a toy drive to benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Kylie stood…

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A big ‘Deal’ for a big game show fan

October 30, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Mark L. Walberg was a fan of game shows as a kid. Walberg, calling from his home in Los Angeles, said as he was growing up he loved to watch shows like “The Price is Right,” “$10,000 Pyramid”… and “Let’s Make A Deal.” Now Walberg not only can claim to…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ Fans won’t let the songs of ABBA go

October 30, 2015
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Chef Dan Carano of LEAF helps Cheryl Trovato find the perfect vegetables during last year's "Walk to End Hunger." This year's event will be held on May 1.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money,” and “Take a Chance on Me.” Even though it has been many years since ABBA has released new music—or even performed together—their infectious hits still perk up ears when they come on the radio. “It’s classic music,” said Andrew Tebo of the songs from…

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Commentary: Board of Ethics chair explains his resignation

October 29, 2015
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Town of Southington

To the editor: “Who is that guy? I never heard of him.” This was the murmur overheard at the Southington Town Council Ethics hearing on Oct. 20 and on social media boards. That’s fine. I prefer to be “that guy.” I believe members of Boards of Ethics should be made of more of “that guy…

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Boy Scout re-dedicates Rochambeau monument

October 29, 2015
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James Brino, center, unveils the renovated Rochambeau monument on Marion Avenue during a re-dedication ceremony on Oct. 25. Brino painstakingly restored the monument for his Eagle project.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It seemed fitting that the First Company Governor’s Foot Guard presented the colors before marching down the newly renovated stairs for a solemn procession down Marion Avenue. For those in attendance, it mirrored a similar scene during the Revolutionary War when the foot guard escorted the Compte de Rochambeau to Hartford for…

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Simms resigns as Ethics Board Chair

October 29, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Craig Simms, former Chairman of the Board of Ethics (BOE), resigned from his position on Wednesday after the Town Council voted to vacate a recent decision made by the board. Simms (R) voted with Democrats Phillip Pomposi and James Sinclair in a majority opinion on Sept. 15 that found Town Councilor Tom…

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