Senator Markley named to Sandy Hook Task Force

January 22, 2013
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Hartford, CT – Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) has been named to a special bipartisan task force to consider legislation in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  As ranking member of the Human Services Committee, Markley will be part of the working group focused on mental health programs. “I am honored…

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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

January 20, 2013
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Camp Sloper hosts the 8th annual Polar Plunge

     Camp Sloper hosted their 8th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, January 19th.  A sizable crowd came out for the event to watch participants jump into the icy waters of Camp Sloper.  This years' teams included Lake Compounce, Southington politicians, The Aqua Turf, Board of Eduction, The Fire Department, and the YMCA.  Photos by: …

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Young actress earns TV role

January 19, 2013
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Abigail Friend

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the Jan. 11 episode of the CBS hit show “Blue Bloods” with Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg aired, central Connecticut residents may have seen a familiar face on the screen. Abigail Friend, a 6-year-old from Connecticut, and the reigning Little Miss Sunshine Southington, appeared in the episode “Front Page…

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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

January 19, 2013
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School board honors Palmieri’s recognition

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education honored Chris Palmieri with a proclamation during its last meeting, in recognition of his selection as the Connecticut Association of Schools (CAS) Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year for 2013. Palmieri, who holds that position at DePaolo Middle School, was nominated by the school’s principal,…

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Prepare for things to get cold, says Accuweather

January 18, 2013
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Northern US: Cold Waves and Canadian Storms State College, Pa. — 18 January 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern over the next couple of weeks will favor waves of cold air and Canadian storms, known as Alberta Clippers, from the northern Plains to the Northeast. Each blast of cold air will vary in magnitude,…

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Girls clinch postseason; Win over Farmington secures tournament bid

January 18, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington players never knew what hit them. From the opening whistle, Southington defenders clamped down on their conference rival. They stepped into passing lanes. They trapped at mid-court. When the horn blew at the end of the first quarter, Farmington still hadn’t scored a single point. On Monday, Jan. 7,…

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Overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo causes evacuation

January 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor An overheated HVAC unit at DePaolo Middle School caused a minor evacuation early last week, after it started smoking, triggering the school’s fire alarm. Southington Fire Chief Harold “Buddy” Clark said the department was dispatched to the school due to an unknown odor on Tuesday, Jan. 8. The students were in…

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EPA provides verbal confirmation; Decision will save millions in PCB clean up

January 18, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The middle schools renovation project is poised to clear a major hurdle, after officials received verbal confirmation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the cheaper plan for the remediation of hazardous materials will likely be approved. The news came during an evening when the plan to renovate Kennedy and…

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Attacking McReaveyIndoor Track clicks at Wesleyan University;

January 18, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Pappalardo was caught in a tangle of elbows and knees at the start of the 4x800m relay and was thrown to the ground in a wild stampede. As wave after wave of baton-wielding distance runners trampled him, Pappalardo fought to his feet. By the second lap, almost half of…

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