Have you taken the PROMise?

March 26, 2015
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Kelly Leppard, center, and Meredith Fenwich, right, try to recruit SHS students Ariel Perry and Catherine Myers during the “Prom Promise” campaign last week.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition is making an effort to encourage students to remain sober on prom night and is holding parents accountable for the after parties. The “Promise” STEPS campaign is built on trust and students who participate will be rewarded with treats and giveaways. For…

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United Way’s Evening in the Stars

March 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The United Way of Southington held its eighth annual dinner and auction on Thursday, March 19. The night was called an “Evening in the Stars” with a Star Wars theme, which included characters and memorabilia from the Star Wars movie series. The local organization honored three members of the community with…

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AT&T touts investments made in CT

March 26, 2015
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AT&T* has invested more than $750 million in its best-in-class wireless and wired networks in Connecticut between 2012 through 2014, driving a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and performance for residents and business customers. As part of its Project Velocity IP (VIP), an investment plan focused on network enhancement and expansion, a…

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Schools have chance to win playground made of recycled materials

March 26, 2015
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TerraCycle announced the return of its Recycled Playground Challenge – an initiative in partnership with Colgate-Palmolive (“Colgate”), the global oral care leader, and ShopRite, which has more than 250 stores in the Northeast – to help encourage oral hygiene and sustainability among school children and consumers. Beginning now through June 13, schools in New York,…

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Gallo is in the running for regional officer of the year

March 26, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 in Southington announced that Officer Thomas Gallo of the Southington Police department has been named the 2015 North East Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Officer Gallo was initially selected from a group of Southington officers submitted by Southington Chief of Police John Daly and his staff. His nomination was…

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Fasulo named as 2015 UNICO Gold Medal of Honor recipient

March 26, 2015
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UNICO announced that Mike Fasulo is the 2015 Gold Medal of Honor recipient.

Southington UNICO announced that local certified public accountant and community leader Mike Fasulo is the 2015 Gold Medal of Honor recipient, the organization’s most prestigious honor. Fasulo is a lifelong Southington resident and is the current chairman of the Southington Park Board. He has been a UNICO member since 1991 and served as president in…

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Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

March 26, 2015
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Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

I clenched my jaw as I ran as fast as I could down the street with tears falling from my twelve year old eyes. “He’s my first puppy, I can’t lose him,” I cried to my sister. I was trying to keep up with her. “Oh stop being dramatic,” she snapped back. “Let’s just try…

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Window art at the Gura Building

March 26, 2015
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The Gura Building exploded into a burst of spring colors as the boarded windows of the future Southington Community Cultural Arts building began to be adorned with local artists’ work. The temporary project is meant to beautify the downtown area during construction as workers wait for the special-order windows to arrive.

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Students urge town to consider sister city in Germany

March 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to support an AP German class at Southington High School (SHS) in pursuing a partnership between Southington and the town of Leer in northwestern Germany, bordering the Netherlands. SHS students Jordan Murchison, Niels Peschel and Dominic Zmarlicki, their teacher Renate Ringstad, and SHS Language Department head Tina…

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