Looking for good leaders: YMCA Leaders Club needs middle schoolers

December 18, 2015
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Do you know a good leader? The YMCA Leadership Club, above, is searching for middle school members.

The YMCA Leaders Club is seeking new members for their 2015-2016 season. Welcoming all Southington residents in sixth to eighth grade, the Leaders Club is a program for students who hope to make a difference in their community. Meeting weekly to plan volunteer events and organize fundraisers, the club teaches teens leadership skills, planning strategies,…

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Youth cheerleaders score at national meet

December 18, 2015
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Southington Travel Knights Football

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Knights Travel Cheerleaders Division 10 and 14 squads competed at the National Cheerleading Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and both teams came away with trophies. The Division 14 squad placed second overall, and the Division 10 squad placed third. I’m so proud of them,” said Southington…

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Town Council appoints commissions

December 17, 2015
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Town of Southington

Another wave of appointments for local commissions and boards were made at the Dec. 7 Town Council meeting, with all members being unanimously voted in to their positions by the council. Robert Salka and Ryan Rogers were appointed to four-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), and Phil Wooding will serve as the…

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Lombardi seeks reimbursement for attorney fees

December 17, 2015
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Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) petitioned the town for reimbursement of $28,217 for attorney fees incurred during the recent ethics investigation.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorneys for Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R) filed a claim for $28, 217 in attorney fees incurred by the councilor during an ethics investigation earlier this year. Filed on Nov. 30, the claim requests that the Town of Southington reimburse Lombardi for the costs paid to three law firms for his representation…

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Zoni applauds job growth in Connecticut

December 17, 2015
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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

  State Democrats welcomed today’s state Department of Labor report that said Connecticut’s private sector increased job growth by 5,200 jobs last month. State Rep. David Zoni said he was pleased with the report. “While there is more that we must continue to do to help create jobs for people willing to work, let’s welcome…

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Kalkowski steps down from the PZC

December 17, 2015
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Steve Kalkowski (R)

After serving for five-years as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC), Steve Kalkowski has accepted an appointment to the Southington Police Commission and stepped down from the PZC. His role as a regular member on the commission followed service as an alternate member for three-years, from 2007 to 2010. PZC Chair Paul…

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Arrest made for thefts at Economy Spring

December 17, 2015
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Jason Bolduc

The Southington police announced the arrest of Jason Bolduc, 35, of Bristol for thefts at Economy Spring in Southington. On Monday, Dec. 14, Bolduc turned himself into police after learning that there was an active warrant for his arrest. He was processed and charged with first degree larceny. From April 2015 through November 2015, Bolduc…

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Churches announce Christmas service schedules

December 16, 2015
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Nativity

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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The waiting is finally over: Knights looking for build on first New England title

December 16, 2015
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Wrestling headshots

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Derek Dion sat in an empty room in the high school that the Southington wrestling program likes to call “The Pit.” He was suited up in a t-shirt to wrestling shoes, waiting to see if any new kids would show up. As football and wrestling are very similar…

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