SHS Class of 2015

June 22, 2015
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A Southington High School graduate waves to family and friends in the stands just before receiving her diploma during the graduation ceremony on June 18, 2015.

Scenes from the Southington High School graduation ceremony on June 18, 2015.  

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CHESLA student loan rates drop

June 20, 2015
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Student Loans

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) is welcoming the recent announcement by the Connecticut Higher Education Supplemental Loan Authority (CHESLA) that it will offer a fixed interest rate of 4.95 percent for new student loans, down from its current rate of 6.75 percent. “This new rate announced by CHESLA is certainly great news for students and their parents,”…

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Letter: Reader urges patience with Bradley changes

June 20, 2015
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To the Editor: There’s a transformation taking place in healthcare today. What it will look like many years from now is difficult to envision, but there is little doubt it will be different. Bradley Hospital has served Southington well since its founding in 1936. For decades, the leaders, doctors, and employees have done an excellent…

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Help End Hunger Walk

June 19, 2015
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Help End Hunger- Chef Dan Carano of LEAF and Cheryl Trovato

Photos by Tammi Naudus Local residents swarmed to the Southington rail-trail to take part in the Help End Hunger Walk on Saturday, June 13. This event is a collaborative effort between Bread for Life, Southington Community YMCA, LEAF CT, Activate Southington and Bobby Sprocket bike shop.  

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Plantsville displays its talent

June 19, 2015
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Plantsville School Talent Show-Griffin O'Neill karate

  Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Thursday, June 11, the audience at Plantsville Elementary School was treated to an amazing display of music, singing, hoola hooping, marshal arts, and dancing during the school’s annual talent show.

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Kennedy Middle School celebrates 50 years of education

June 19, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School staff member and alumna Emily Dickson and her children, Spencer Dickson, 7, and Molly Dickson, 4, hand out "Happy Birthday" party hats during the JFK birthday party on June 11, celebrating the school's 50th anniversary.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There is no better way to celebrate turning 50 than with a birthday party—even for a building. John F. Kennedy Middle School reached its half-century mark on June 11, a milestone that assistant principal Susanne Vitcavage knew had to be celebrated. “We wanted to celebrate 50 years of excellence in education,” said…

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SoCCA hires Margaret Bodell as administrator

June 19, 2015
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Community Cultural Arts

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER With their Fall 2015 opening fast approaching, the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) organization has hired its very first staff member, administrator Margaret Bodell. Bodell has worked in the arts center consulting and building industry for over 30 years and is the current director of the Uarts Chapel in New Haven, a…

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87-year-old crowned Ms. Senior Mulberry

June 19, 2015
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87-year-old crowned Ms. Senior Mulberry

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A tall tiara sparkled atop the curly, white hair of Terry Kaelin on Thursday afternoon, when the 87-year-old was crowned Ms. Senior Mulberry. In the sixth annual beauty contest held at the Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 10 women from the Southington program and Marian Heights Adult Day Center in New Britain competed…

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Blocked by Amity: Spartans squash Knight hopes…again

June 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Five runs in the top of the second inning of the Class LL semifinal game put the No.7-seed Blue Knights’ (18-6) hopes of making a third-straight finals appearance out of reach. No.14-seed Amity (18-7) defeated the Knights, 6-3, under the lights at Muzzy Field in Bristol on Wednesday night, June 10.…

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