School board returns Beecher Street building to town

November 11, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education formally returned their former headquarters at 49 Beecher Street to the town after a unanimous vote during its last meeting. The century-old building has been home base for school administrators for many years, but is now vacant as the district’s management has moved into the new…

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Fill That Military Truck for soldiers

November 10, 2012
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by Ed Harris Editor The Giving Back Girls is working with the Connecticut Army National Guard and the state American Legion Auxiliary to hose Help a Soldier and Fill That Military Truck later this month. The Giving Back Girls was formed in October 2010 by Erin Gibney. The group currently has 14 members. The group…

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Playmaker; Pete Gulli could score, but winning was the true goal

November 9, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The shadows had already stretched across the high school field as Pete Gulli set the soccer ball down on the ground. Southington fans mingled with Simsbury fans on the hill behind the goal. Gulli had already forced overtime with his score during regulation, but there was no room for error…

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Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

November 9, 2012
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Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Simsbury’s first possession, they took the lead. Midway through the second quarter, they did it again. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Southington limped into the break with the score knotted, 14-14. Once again, the second half was a different story. Southington scored in the last minute of the first half,…

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Town issues parking ban due to snow

November 7, 2012
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The town of Southington has issued a parking ban on roads in town.  This parking ban will be in effect through Thursday, Nov. 8.  This will allow snow clearing crews to safely and efficiently clear the roadways of snow and slush that is accumulating from the snow storm.

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David Zoni wins in the 81st district, Southington re-elects other incumbents, road referendum passes

November 7, 2012
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Southington voters in the 81st district elected David Zoni to fill the seat left behind by retiring state representative Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, while the incumbents in the Southington delegation were re-elected. Zoni, a Democrat and former Town Councilor, led with 5,870 votes while his opponent, Republican Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, had 4,718 votes. Zoni called…

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Middle school renovation headaches – PCB cleanup could cost between $6 to $14 million

November 7, 2012
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The Middle School Building Committee was hit with bad news on two fronts during a meeting Tuesday, as high cost estimates for PCB abatement and unexpected cost overruns on the rest of the project left them struggling to determine a way to stay within the $85 million allotted for the renovation of Kennedy andDePaoloMiddle Schools.…

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Chief of the diamond; Phil D’Agostino set the standard for Southington baseball

November 3, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer At 16 years old, Phil D’Agostino sat on his front porch and cried as two men destined to be major league general managers walked away with his dreams. D’Agostino’s mother still stood guard at the front door, and his father never left the kitchen table. The scouts had come with…

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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

November 2, 2012
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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Jaycees have launched a strong effort to revive Jaycee Park, a tiny area of green space on Union Street nestled among the small neighborhoods in Plantsville. For years, the group has been using the park as the site of their annual Easter Egg hunt, but they are hoping…

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