Local woman nearly reaches Mrs. CT pinnacle

March 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR MASHANTUCKET— So close. Southington almost had a repeat performance at this year’s Mrs. Connecticut America pageant at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday night. The evening was the last hurrah of Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin, the 2014 Mrs. Connecticut America, who was giving up her crown after a year of service. And at…

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Water skiing at Mount Southington

March 26, 2015
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Skim or Swim-Tommy Lowell of  Wilton

Mount Southington Ski Area held the first pool party of the year on Saturday, March 21. The pirate-themed “Skim or Swim” pond skimming contest welcomed snow boarders and skiers to this unique event as they plummeted down the snow covered mountain before testing their water skiing skills across a man-made pond. Prizes were awarded for…

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Swimmers finish in the top 20 at the Class LL finals

March 26, 2015
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Nick Brazil swims the 100 breaststroke at the Class LL finals on Tuesday, March 17 at Wesleyan University in Middletown.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER MIDDLETOWN—The air conditioning was turned on in the Wesleyan Natatorium in the Freeman Athletic Center at Wesleyan University in Middletown, forcing swimmers to cocoon themselves in towels after their time in the water, but the Southington Blue Knights boys swim team still managed to scramble for 100 points at the meet.…

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Barmore, Arduini, and Luponio sign college letters of intent

March 26, 2015
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On March 20, a trio of Lady Knights signed letters of intent to play sports at the collegiate level. Alexa Luponio, left, will play lacrosse at Plymouth State University. Alex Barmore (tennis), center, and Haley Arduini (softball), right, will play at Endicott College.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three girls, three sports, and three pens. On Friday, March 20, Alex Barmore, Hayley Arduini, and Alexa Luponio sat before their families and coaches to sign letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Barmore has committed to play tennis at Endicott College in Beverly, Mass. The…

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Have you taken the PROMise?

March 26, 2015
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Kelly Leppard, center, and Meredith Fenwich, right, try to recruit SHS students Ariel Perry and Catherine Myers during the “Prom Promise” campaign last week.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition is making an effort to encourage students to remain sober on prom night and is holding parents accountable for the after parties. The “Promise” STEPS campaign is built on trust and students who participate will be rewarded with treats and giveaways. For…

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United Way’s Evening in the Stars

March 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The United Way of Southington held its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19. The night was called an “Evening in the Stars” with a Star Wars theme, which included characters and memorabilia from the Star Wars movie series. The local organization honored three members of the community with…

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AT&T touts investments made in CT

March 26, 2015
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AT&T* has invested more than $750 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Connecticut between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, a…

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Schools have chance to win playground made of recycled materials

March 26, 2015
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TerraCycle announced the return of its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader, and ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the Northeast – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers. Beginning now through June 13, schools in New York,…

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Gallo is in the running for regional officer of the year

March 26, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington announced that Officer Thomas Gallo of the Southington Police department has been named the 2015 North East Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Officer Gallo was initially selected from a group of Southington officers submitted by Southington Chief of Police John Daly and his staff. His nomination was…

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