4th year of CHET scholarships launched

August 25, 2016
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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

When Gloria Chery, a freshman at Central High School in Bridgeport, learned last fall that she had won a CHET Advance Scholarship, she wrote a note of thanks, saying, “This is a great opportunity for me. I thank you so much for helping me even though it seems so far away.  It is such a…

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Carousel museum needs volunteers; open house set for Sept. 11

August 25, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is looking for volunteers for various tasks in and around the museum. As a volunteer, you can set your schedule as you are available and willing to donate your time. Volunteers receive a free one year membership to the museum and invitations to museum events. The museum is looking for…

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Bees fall to Bluefish in extra innings

August 25, 2016
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Box scoreIn 140 Characters or Less: A late rally by the Bluefish ultimately lead to an extra-inning 4-3 loss for the Bees in the middle game of three at New Britain Stadium. The Game Changed When…:…the Bluefish rallied to tie the game on an Angelys Nina RBI single with two outs in the top of…

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Board of Ed releases superintendent evaluation

August 25, 2016
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Timothy F. Connellan, Superintendent of Schools
200 North Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
Phone (860) 628-3202 Fax (860) 628-3205

In less than one week’s time, local students will be trading in their summer days for the upcoming school year, and the Board of Education released their annual evaluation of Superintendent Timothy F. Connellan’s performance just in time. Last week, the BOE released their assessment of the superintendent for his work during the 2015-2016 school…

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Cycling for the cause

August 24, 2016
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Dave Rustico, right, stands with ERRACE.org co-founder Dr. Andrew Caputo, after completing his 300-mile cycling trek in July. Rustico raised over $7,600 for the cancer victim support organization.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The alarm went off at 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 16. David Rustico stuffed down a large breakfast and gathered his essentials for the long ride ahead of him. At 4 a.m., he climbed on his bicycle for an 18-mile trip to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center in…

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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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Triano named first female president for UNICO

August 24, 2016
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SO President Triano 2016

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Town Council member Rev. Victoria Triano holds a new title in Southington: UNICO President.  Her title is especially noteworthy because it is the first time in the club’s history that a female was appointed the position. The UNICO Club of Southington is a service organization that annually distributes more than…

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Obituary: Richard John ‘Dick’ Perlot, 71

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Richard Perlot

After a short battle with cancer, Richard John (“Dick”) Perlot died on August 21, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (“Betty”) Perlot; his daughters, Kara (Jonathan) Brasfield of Southington and Kristen (Leo) Bloschock of Vienna, VA; his sisters Peggy (Jerry) Saindon…

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Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Donald Geis, 77

August 24, 2016
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Obit - James Geis

James “Jim” Donald Geis of Southington CT and Oro Valley AZ died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday August 20, 2016.  He was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. Born on September 19, 1938 he was one of 5 boys born to Mary and Robert Geis of Pittsburgh PA.  His surviving brothers…

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