Letter: Reader supports Palmieri’s tenure on AHF board

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: I am writing today as a community member who was very disappointed to see partisan politics infect something as wonderful and unifying as the annual Apple Harvest Festival. When Council chair Michael Riccio “rewarded” Chris Palmieri for over a decade of hard work by unilaterally and abruptly removing him from, not only…

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Letter: Reader is disappointed with Council’s AHF appointments

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: I am writing my opinion to explain a situation which I consider unexceptionable and disappointing. Very recently Chris Palmieri was abruptly taken off as co-chairman of the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. He was chairman for many years and more recently shared the chairmanship. Being the volunteer chairman for many years, I had…

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NORAD is tracking Santa’s travels

December 24, 2015
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Santa is on his way…. keep tabs on his progress. Santa’s arrival imminent

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BOE recognizes student achievement, discuss projected last day of school in 2016

December 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington High School Marching Band was recognized in a Celebration of Excellence by the Board of Education (BOE) during their Dec. 10 meeting, for winning the State Championship for the seventh year and finishing fourth at the U.S. Bands National Championship. Also at the meeting, the BOE approved a second reading…

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Museum offers up an artistic love letter to Andy Warhol

December 24, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When renowned artist Andy Warhol’s name pops up, many times thoughts will turn to his famous day-glo screen prints of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor. But, typically, you don’t think of cats and dogs or pencil sketches. But the new exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum offers up a new dimension…

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Review of judges caused worry at just sold Las Vegas paper; publisher of Bristol Press, New Britain Herald at center of questions

December 24, 2015
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By BRADY McCOMBS and KEN RITTER Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The reporting assignment was odd, mostly because it came from the owners of Las Vegas’ main newspaper: Take three reporters off their beats and have them closely follow three judges. The decision generated chatter in the newsroom, but that turned into open concern…

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SHS students awarded Superintendents Awards

December 24, 2015
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Jessica Howe (left) and Alexander Statkevich (center) are presented with the Board of Education Certificate of Excellence by BOE Chairman Brian Goralski (right) on Dec. 10. The two students were awarded the 2015-2016 Superintendents Awards.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington High School (SHS) students were awarded the Connecticut Association of Public Schools Superintendents Student Awards for the 2015-2016 academic year. On Dec. 10, Alexander Statkevich and Jessica Howe were recognized by Superintendent Timothy Connellan and the Board of Education (BOE) for their academic success and extracurricular and athletic involvement in…

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Knights are off and running: Athletes qualify for the postseason at the season opener

December 24, 2015
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High jumper Emily Macjewski launches herself into the pit at the Hillhouse Invitational meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights indoor track and field varsity squad raised the curtain on their season by getting an introductory glimpse of some of the best talent around the state at the 14th annual Hillhouse Invitational in New Haven on Saturday, Dec. 19. Southington qualified four individuals and one relay team for the…

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Churches announce Christmas service schedules

December 24, 2015
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The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Friday, Dec. 25): Baptist First Baptist Church 581 Meriden Ave, Southington DEC. 24—6 p.m. service featuring special music, scripture, candlelight, and a Christmas message from Rev. Sharon Holt. DEC. 25—none. Note: People are welcome to visit…

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