Students recognized as inventors at competition

May 16, 2014
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Students recognized as inventors at competition

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Nine Southington students became “recognized inventors” during the 31st Annual Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC). The fourth and fifth graders who recently competed in the CIC at UConn came home with awards.  A total of 20 students from the Southington school district competed during the CIC, which is an internationally recognized…

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How low can they go?; Golfers score 141 at Hawks Landing CC

May 16, 2014
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How low can they go?; Golfers score 141 at Hawks Landing CC

By John Goralski Sports Writer Dave Valentukonis and Eric Flood watched intently as Newington’s top golfer lined up his final putt. The entire foursome seemed to hold their breath as the ball skipped toward the hole. When it dropped, a cheer swept through all four of them. “He shot a 29,” Valentukonis yelled toward his…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

May 16, 2014
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Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Lou Gianacopolos is approaching the season like a cross word enthusiast attacks the Sunday paper, and he’s been slowly chipping away at the answer. This week, the Knight coach learned a little more about his growing squad. They dispatched their first opponent easily. They rebounded from a win to…

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Wheeler Clinic helps to take STEPS against underage drinking

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over the past four years, a group of Southington parents have volunteered their time to help promote a safe and drug-free community for all children and families. Last week, the STEPS coalition celebrated the work of these volunteers, who form The Southington Parents Raising Healthy Teens Committee, also known as…

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Budget passed following debate

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council passed the budget Monday night, after hours of debate on the general government side. The school board budget passed unanimously, as presented. During the meeting, council members voted along party lines, 5 to 3, in favor of accepting the governmental budget as presented, which is a total…

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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

May 15, 2014
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‘Beauty and the Beast’ enchants… but with a few reservations

By KATERINA BELALES CORRESPONDENT After being released more than 20 years ago in 1991, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” has become one of the most classic and iconic movies throughout time, due to its loving, charming, and passionate storyline. “Beauty and the Beast” focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a prince who is magically…

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Board of Finance sets new mill rate

May 15, 2014
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The Board of Finance voted unanimously to set the mill rate for the new fiscal year that will result in a tax increase of 3.3 percent. During a meeting Wednesday night, the finance board approved a mill rate of 28.36 mills, an increase of .9 over the adopted mill rate of 27.46 mills. Last year,…

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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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