Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

March 31, 2015
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Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

Just days after the updated traffic plan, officials at Weston and Sampson have updated the time frame for demolition. Work is proceeding rapidly, so workers anticipate intermittent road closures of Factory Square/High Street on Wednesday or Thursday to allow safe demolition of the face of 66 High Street. The road would not be closed for the…

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DePaolo competes at MATHCOUNTS district event

March 31, 2015
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Six students represented DePaolo Middle School at a MATHCOUNTS district competition at the University of Hartford on Feb. 7. MATHCOUNTS is a competitive math program for highly motivated students with excellent math skills. The team is coached by Wally Bailey. From left, Brett Hunter, Justin Fontano, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Russell Hotchkiss, Tyler Bade, and Adam Hunter.

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Pelligrinelli named lax captain at Southern Maine

March 31, 2015
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Former Lady Knight lacrosse captain (2012) Sarah Pelligrinelli was named as captain of the 2015 University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team. She is a junior majoring in therapeutic recreation, and she was also recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award and the Shelby Turcotte Award.

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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

March 30, 2015
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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

Trevor Francis of Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville won the state title in the The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) InvestWrite essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial. InvestWrite challenges students in grades 4-12 to analyze an investment scenario and recommend portfolio allocations targeting short- and long-term financial goals. The competition serves as a…

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Registration begins on April 15 for Youth Summer Theater

March 30, 2015
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The Southington Youth Summer Theater workshop will offer three programs for Southington residents entering grades 3-12. Registration will take place online only. Registration will open on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, April 15. The registration link will be posted at www.southington.org/syst. Once registered, payment must be submitted to the…

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Police announce 2 arrests at March 20 DUI checkpoint

March 30, 2015
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On Friday, March 20, the Southington Police Department conducted a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint. The investigation was held between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Queen Street, south of the I-84 westbound on-ramp. During this time Officers stopped and spoke briefly to every vehicle that passed through the checkpoint. According…

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Trucking route changes announced for Ideal Forging demolition

March 30, 2015
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Ideal Forging Revised Traffic Flow

When officials met with the community in March, but a few days before demolition began at Ideal Forging, the biggest worry that seemed to echo from visitors was the traffic. Critics questioned the idea of large trucks trying to maneuver the sharp turn from Center Street onto Water Street. Concerned citizens worried about large vehicles…

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Passion Play at St. Thomas School

March 30, 2015
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The 37th Annual Passion Play is performing at St. Thomas  School auditorium. The school is located at 99 Bristol Street in Southington. The dates  are March 28th through April 1st and April 3rd. All  performances start at 7:30pm. Tickets are free and are available while they last. A free will  donation is appreciated. For more information check web…

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Southington Student recognized at 67th annual CT Science Fair

March 30, 2015
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Matthew Maciejewski captured first place at 67th annual Connecticut Science Fair

Kennedy Middle School student, Matthew Maciejewski, was honored as a finalist for his project, “Pore” My Way to Cleaner Water, at the 67th annual Science and Engineering Fair at Quinnipiac University in Hamden on Saturday, March 14. eesmarts, an Energize CT program, sponsored the special award categories of alternative/renewable energy for middle and high school students; future…

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