Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

May 15, 2014
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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Davina Hernandez was forced to switch her lineup with two starters nursing injuries at the start of the week, and the coach decided to rest her starter to give Brenna Sarantides a chance to throw some pitches. The Knights never missed a step. The Knights opened the week with a…

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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

May 15, 2014
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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After several months of a comprehensive search process, the Southington school system now has a new superintendent. The Board of Education appointed Timothy Connellan as the new superitendent Monday night. Serving as Superintendent of Oxford Schools since 2012, Connellan accepted a three-year contract with the district, and will begin his…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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Business owner organizes fund raiser to help ailing youth

May 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Amy Stedman of Southington has known her friend Carrie Cameron of Bristol for at least 30 years. Both attended junior high school together in Southington and Stedman said she knew that Cameron would always show her support. However, she never imagined how her long-time friend would give back to her…

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Orchestra to celebrate memory of founder at June 7 concert

May 13, 2014
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The Bristol String Orchestra will be performing their Annual Spring Concert at the ProspectUnitedMethodistChurch on Saturday, June 7, at 3 p.m. The show is being dedicted to the memory of its founder, mentor, and friend Louise Van Gorder, who passed away earlier this year. The orchestra will celebrate Van Gorder’s spirit and dedication. Audiences will…

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McDonald’s, Telemundo team up for singing competition

May 13, 2014
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McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts have once again partnered with Telemundo to host a local singing competition, “Solo Tu Voz.” This is the fourth year of the local talent search, where participants audition in front of Telemundo cameras at various McDonald’s restaurants. Audition videos are posted on holaciudad.com where visitors can vote for…

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Bank hosts home buyer seminar Thursday

May 13, 2014
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Farmington Bank will host a Home Buyer Seminar on Thursday, May 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Plainville Public Library, located at 156 East Main St. The seminar will offer information concerning all aspects of purchasing a home, including flexible loan programs, getting pre-approved, home inspection and the home closing process. Leading the…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Knights of Columbus to honor four residents for outstanding service

May 12, 2014
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The Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 will join the K of C Fourth Degree Assembly 122 in honoring four Catholic citizens who have generously given years of outstanding service to the community of Southington. The awards dinner will be held at the Back Nine Restaurant on Savage Street, Plantsville, on Saturday, May 17, immediately following…

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