Superior effort for Wounded Warriors

August 21, 2015
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Employees at Superior Products on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike raised $1,550 for the Wounded Warriors Project during a recent fundraising event. The company has raised over $5,000 this year alone for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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BOE candidates named for November election: Registrar will hold public lottery on Aug. 26 to decide order of names on ballot

August 21, 2015
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Republicans and Democrats have announced their candidates for the Board of Education (BOE) for this November’s election. The BOE will see five Republicans, Brian Goralski, Colleen Clark, Patricia Queen, Terry Lombardi, and Terri Carmody run for re-election, alongside Democrat incumbents Dave J. Derynoski, Patricia P. Johnson and Zaya G. Oshana Jr.…

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Local pageant winner is headed for Hollywood: Kylie Watson will compete at NAM nationals

August 21, 2015
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Kylie Watson, a first grader at Plantsville Elementary School, is heading to Hollywood for the National American Miss pageant.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR A Southington girl is headed to Hollywood, Calif., where she dreams of winning the big crown. Kylie Watson, a first grader at Plantsville Elementary School, was crowned Miss Southern New England Miss Princess Queen at the 2015 National American Miss (NAM) state pageant in Springfield, Mass. from July 25 to 27. Kylie,…

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Enjoying summer on Southington’s rail trail

August 20, 2015
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Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer vacation is winding down, but these local boys are making the most of their final days on Southington’s rails-to-trails path. The local linear park has become a destination that spans generations as locals walk, bike, and skate their way across town.

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Down to the wire: Blues lose in the finals

August 20, 2015
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Bristol Blues’ Christian Whigham reacts to the end of the FCBL season as the locals fell to Worcester in the league championship.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 2 seeded Bristol Blues (36-25) capped their inaugural season with a run throughout the 2015 FCBL Playoffs that reached all the way to the final game of the championship series. The Blues took the No.6-seed Worcester Bravehearts (30-31) to a third game on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Muzzy Field…

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Community Cookout to benefit SCS food pantry

August 20, 2015
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Southington Community Services
91 Norton St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-3761

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A community cookout will provide an afternoon of healthy grilling, live music, and entertainment for all in support of Southington Community Services. Sponsored by FitLife 24/7, the Aug. 22 fundraiser will bring the community together around a good cause, raising funds for the many services provided by SCS. The event will feature…

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Finance Board announces 2015 budget surplus

August 20, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance met on July 29 to assess the town’s current financial state. Town Manager Garry Brumback applauded the finance department, who he said “managed the budget very, very, well all year long.” Finance Director Emilia Portelinha explained that, according to projections, the town spent less than they planned. The…

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Hall of Fame: Tiger Lady: Kathy Conway launched the Lady Knights

August 20, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR She was just a teenager at the time, but Val DePaolo can still remember that break from practice in the early 1970s. She was lapping at the water fountain outside the gym at St. Thomas Junior High School when she felt a shadow fall across her back. The future state basketball hall…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Former Queen Alyssa Pappas organizes the hostesses

August 20, 2015
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Former Apple Harvest Queen Alyssa Pappas mentors another crop of hostesses as the Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. This year’s festival (Oct. 2 to Oct 4 and Oct. 9 to Oct. 11) will include everything that visitors have come to expect, from a parade and road race on the first weekend to the…

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