SHS robotics club competes in Waterbury competition

March 6, 2015
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By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This past weekend area high school students took part in the second of 10 F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competitions (FRC). The weekend saw 35 area teams accompanied by the robots that they created. Southington’s Cyber Knights went home with the Chairman’s Award. Each team had been working…

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Council to make Open Space a priority

March 6, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council unanimously approved a resolution to allow the Open Space Committee to apply for an open space grant. “The town has been successful in the past with open space grants,” said Town Attorney Mark Sciota. “We’re able to get up to 75 percent of the…

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Demolition and abatement process begins at Ideal Forging

March 5, 2015
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Preliminary traffic map for the Ideal Forging demolition (Subject to change).

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Ideal Forging buildings will be coming down within the next few months, a project which has been in the works since 2007 when Meridian Development Partners acquired the property. The developer, project director, environmental consultant, engineer, and demolition contractors revealed their plans to the public at an informational meeting at…

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Home show features local businesses

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Local business owners gathered to showcase their businesses in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria for the first Derynoski PTO Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28. The businesses represented at the Home and Business Show included retail stores, bakeries, pet services, real estate agencies, handmade goods and much more. Derynoski…

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Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the tape was wrapped. Scores were posted through overhead projection. Running,…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of the STEPS February Asset of the month, cultural competence. According…

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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his 13 years in administration, Stranieri has been responsible for directly overseeing…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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