Memorial Day parade and services schedule

May 22, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

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Spikers shuffle in new faces

May 22, 2015
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Dan Normandin scores a kill during a loss to Newington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A pair of losses and a win may have set the Blue Knights boys volleyball team (10-5) back in seeding for the Class L state tournament, but having a few new faces on the court is the bigger concern right now. The Knights lost their libero, Tom Del Buono, for the…

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Madancy named as Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2015
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The Board of Education appointed Steven G. Madancy, John F. Kennedy Middle School Prinicpal, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education welcomed a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on May 14, appointing John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Steven G. Madancy. Madancy has been the principal at JFK Middle School since July of 2012, following seven years as a principal in Milford, serving two years at Pumpkin…

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Letter: Festival Chorale thanks financial supporters

May 22, 2015
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Letter: Festival Chorale thanks financial supporters

To the editor: The Southington Festival Chorale would like to thank the Elizabeth Norton Trust Grant Committee for their generous grant so we could purchase music. We also want to thank the Southington Lions Club, Hoyt Manufacturing, Supreme Lake Manufacturing, Southington Engine Company No. 1, the Southington American Legion, and all of our benefactors, patrons,…

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Baseball stumbles in the CCC West race

May 22, 2015
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John Mikosz zeroes in on a pitch during a 4-1 win over Farmington on May 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses to Farmington and Hall followed a lopsided win over NW Catholic. Two wins and a loss might have set the Blue Knights baseball team (11-4, 8-3 in the CCC West) back a smidge, but it still didn’t knock them out of contention for the CCC West division title. The Knights…

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Girls tennis stays hot in the CCC West

May 22, 2015
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a victory over Simsbury on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights tennis team (13-1) swept the week with three conference wins over Farmington, Hall, and Simsbury. Southington won easily in each contest, 5-2. The Knights started off the week by welcoming the Farmington Indians (10-1) to their home courts on Monday, May 11 with a 5-2 win. Angela Balaoing…

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Lady Knights stay perfect: Softball pushes winning streak to 62 games

May 21, 2015
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Dani Ahern races to third base during a double-header blowout over Hall on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a week of five games in four days, the Lady Knights softball team (17-0) is still perfect and heading for yet another undefeated season. The Knights kicked off the week with a 13-0 win over the NW Catholic Indians (6-10) in West Hartford on Monday, May 11. Kaitlin Paterson went…

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In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
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Shreck Jr-Samantha Sullivan, Jack Barnum, and Kersyn McBride

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn McBride (Donkey) starred in this musical event.

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Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

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