Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

December 21, 2012
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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Lady Knight foursome cheered the boys team as they circled the track just moments before their heat was called onto the track. On the balcony of the New Haven Athletic Center, another group of Knights cheered the Southington relay. On Friday, Dec. 14, the indoor track season opened with…

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Observing the Arts: Celebrate snowmen; Solve the ‘Underground Lab Mystery’

December 21, 2012
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The Imagine Nation Museum invites families to celebrate snowmen on Dec. 28. Author Rick Labadia will talk about his two books: “What Can a Snowman Count?” and “What Can a Snowman Wear? A Snowman Alphabet.” Kids can have fun with snowmen, and create a snow creature out of shaving cream in the Imagine It! Art…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Gura estimates are in; SCCA is ready to begin fundraising efforts

December 21, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has completed their feasibility study on the arts center plan for the Gura Building. When the Town Council gives its approval, the group will begin its fundraising efforts. “I feel good about how it’s going,” said Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA. “People are always coming…

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Community ice rink is back for another season

December 20, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The ice rink is returning for its second year and is set up on the Water Department property on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. The rink, which is open throughout the winter months, made the move downtown from Memorial Park, where it was set up last year.…

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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7 seconds to score; Blue Knight opener comes down to the final shot

December 19, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Track coaches know that 7.7 seconds is a good time in the 55m dash. Wrestling coaches dread the final 7.7 seconds as a straining grappler tries to hold on to a slim lead. In swimming, it can be the difference between placing first or last in the 100 freestyle, and…

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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

December 19, 2012
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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

By John Goralski Sports Writer Plainville scored twice to take a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes, and that was enough to kick the Lady Knights into another gear. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the girls shifted into a full court press, and Plainville guards never knew what hit them. “Plainville’s very young, so we wanted…

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