Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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Council begins talks about water polution control facility upgrade

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Manager Gary Brumback introduced a bond ordinance for a $960,000 Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade at the Town Council meeting on Monday, March 23. Brumback said this ordinance represented the design of the upgrade, which will take about a year to complete. He also said that the town could receive…

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Keeping the streak alive: Softball is looking for another state championship

April 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez yells across the high school gym during a pre-season practice. “Those aren’t short hops,” she yells between drills. “Those are high hops. You have to throw it underhand and skip it right before her glove. You don’t want that high hop at all. Don’t pull…

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Still trying to finish the job: Baseball expects another run at the state title

April 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, made an appearance in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 of this year. He saw his shadow, meaning that there would be six more weeks of winter. With most of the outdoor sports facility at Southington High School looking like a muddy swamp, six more weeks of…

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Annual OM variety show opens April 17

April 2, 2015
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The Older Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center are at it again. The 74th Annual OM Show, “Sentimental Journey,” is coming soon. This year’s theme will pay tribute to the 1940s Big Band era with an underlying subtheme of a 40’s USO/Military Tribute – lots of tight, great harmonies ……

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Week of the Young celebrated at Imagine Nation, April 13 to 17

April 2, 2015
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Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center at One Pleasant St, Bristol, invites the Bristol area to come together for children during the Week of the Young Child going on from April 13 to 17. As part of the national Week of the Young Child celebrated across the country, Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning…

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Southington schools announce last day of school is June 18

April 2, 2015
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The Southington Board of Education held a special board meeting on Thursday, April 2 to approve the final day of school for Southington schools. In a short press release, the Board announced that the last day of school and the date for Southington High School graduation will be Thursday, June 18.

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Michael Casale memorial basketball game: 10 years of charity hoops

April 2, 2015
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On Wednesday, March 25, school officials, teachers, administrators, and fans crowded the Derynoski Elementary School gym for the annual Michael Casale Memorial basketball game. Named for the late Derynoski teacher Michael Casale, the game continues to be an exciting event after a decade of competition. The white team beat the red team, 21-12, but everyone…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ discussion

April 2, 2015
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS Chris Bohjalian discussed his highly acclaimed historical novel, “The Sandcastle Girls,” at the Southington Library’s Southington Reads event at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25.

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