Police foil credit card thefts at Shop Rite

March 20, 2015
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Brenda Eason

The Southington Police Department arrested two Hartford women accused of using altered credit cards and gift cards. Just before 6 p.m. on March 13, police responded to a call at 750 Queen Street where two women were reported using altered credit cards at Shop Rite. According to a police press release, Lakeisha Leonard, 20, of…

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Warrior-Knights eliminated by Westhill in opening round

March 20, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 14 ranked Hall-Southington Warrior-Knights ended their season early with a first-round exit out of the CIAC Division III ice hockey tournament with a 6-0 loss to the No. 3 ranked Westhill Vikings on Monday, Mar. 9 at Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford. “We didn’t play badly, but that…

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Barnes Trust funds Alzheimer’s Center

March 20, 2015
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Barnes Trust funds Alzheimer’s Center

Photo by LINDSAY CAREY The Main Street Community Foundation presented the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville with a $75,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust on March 9.

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BOE looking for ways to encourage technical career paths

March 20, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education discussed ways to increase enrollment in technology, engineering, and manufacturing electives at Southington High School during the Curriculum and Instruction Committee Report. Terri Carmody shared that the Curriculum and Instruction committee visited a few classrooms in the Technology Department at Southington High School, including an automotive class,…

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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

March 20, 2015
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Jordyn Nappi helps lift Eastern into the Sweet 16

WILLIMANTIC—Southington’s Jordyn Nappi is bound for the Sweet 16. As a sophomore guard at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU), the former Southington High School and NW Catholic player, is making waves in the NCAA Division III brackets. Eastern is the only team remaining in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament which did not receive…

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Assistant Superintendent Karen Smith is retiring after 29 years of service

March 20, 2015
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Southington’s Jordyn Nappi will try to keep the momentum going this weekend as Eastern Connecticut State University takes on Tufts University in a Sweet 16 battle of the NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER From tutor to math teacher to principal of two elementary schools before finally landing in the role of assistant superintendent of schools, a 29-year career in Southington education is coming to an end. Assistant Superinten-dent of Schools Karen Smith is retiring, effective on June 30. She said that the highlight of…

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Gymnasts place 5th in New England

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A fifth-place finish out of 12 schools at the 2015 New England Interscholastic Girl’s Gymnastics Championships on Saturday, Mar. 14 at the Pinkerton Academy Field House in Derry, N.H. brought nothing, but smiles to the faces of the Southington Lady Knights, even when a couple obstacles were thrown their way. The…

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Six students recognized by SHS art department

March 19, 2015
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Skye Farago displays her awards from the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Show. She won a silver key for her oil pastel drawing “Blossom Tree” and an honorable mention for her charcoal self-portrait.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education recognized students from the Southington High School (SHS) Art Department for winning awards in the Connecticut Scholastic Art Awards Show held at the University of Hartford. SHS Art teacher Tom Horanzy said described the six students who won as having “shown great skill, great creativity and a…

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Swimmers send 9 to Class LL finals: Knights set best times at qualifier

March 19, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER HAMDEN—The Southington Blue Knights qualified nine swimmers and dropped times across the board to achieve personal best times at the Class LL State Qualifiers on Saturday, Mar. 14 at Hamden High School. The Knights walked into the meet ranked 17th overall (1:50.81) out of 22 schools with a high number of…

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