Letter: SCS thanks JFK teachers

January 30, 2016
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Letter - SCS from JFK 2

To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank the eighth grade teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School for their donation of $630 raised during their ugly sweater contest. The eighth grade students voted for the winner by making donations to the teacher with the ugliest sweater. This year’s winner was Kristina Zipadelli.…

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Police SIU arrest local man for selling pot

January 29, 2016
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Michael McManus

Southington police arrested Michael McManus, 21, of Southington for selling marijuana in the town of Southington. The arrest was a result of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation during May 2015. Police received reports that McManus was selling marijuana in Southington. Based on this information, four controlled purchases of marijuana were made. As a result…

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The show will come out tomorrow (and today)

January 29, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

  By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will…

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Southington native runs for funds at Boston Marathon

January 29, 2016
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SP Lauren Rousseau #3 012916

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Marathons have become a special way of giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s lives over the years. One such running event is the Boston Marathon. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, and one person that plans to run in the event…

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The drama, and the music, of being ‘13’

January 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So you’re 13 years old and you’re pretty popular and cool, living in the big city. And at the moment, you’re getting ready for the biggest event of your life. Then you find out you’re moving… and not only are you moving, you’re moving to smalltown USA, and need to…

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Obituary: Thea Ricci, 64

January 28, 2016
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Thea (Foley) Ricci died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Thea (Foley) Ricci, 64, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She had been the loving wife of Roderick Ricci for 29 years and the proud mother of Taryn Ricci. Born March 19, 1951 in Waterbury to Elsie (Beck) Foley and the late James Foley, she had been a…

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Obituary: Viola D. Fiondella, 91

January 28, 2016
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Viola D. (LaRosa) Fiondella of Southington died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Viola D. (LaRosa) Fiondella, 91, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 25, 2016.  She was the wife of the late Angelo Fiondella who she was married to happily for 58 years. She was born in Meriden the daughter of the late Rafaelle and Immaculate (Mule) LaRosa. Prior to…

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Local teen launches non-profit to promote education

January 28, 2016
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More information about Planting Pencils can be found at www.plantingpencils.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Ishaan Patel is an eighth-grade student at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, where lessons are taught on smart boards and assignments are completed on laptops. When Patel thought of school, he thought of an education modeled around technology—typing essays, researching online, and using computer software to complete his projects. That was until…

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Anthony Jacks holds fundraiser for injured cook

January 28, 2016
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Hector Delgado, chef at Anthony Jack's, hosted a fundraiser on Jan. 19 to benefit assistant cook Miguel Jimenez, who was badly burned in a home cooking accident.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Miguel Jimenez, an assistant cook at Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill, was injured in a home cooking accident, the restaurant opened its doors to help him get back on his feet. On New Year’s Day, the 22-year-old cook was preparing lunch in his home when an oil-based fire broke out in…

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