Another title holder from area crowned

November 23, 2013
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Another title holder from area crowned

By Mike Chaiekn Editions Editor STAMFORD– High school senior Sydney West may be living in Vernon now, but the now-Miss Connecticut Teen USA had lived in Southington until earlier this year. Sydney, who was crowned on Sunday in Stamford and now attends Rockville High School, had been a student at Hartford Academy of Math and…

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Electric vehicle charging stations receive state grants

November 23, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Governor Dannel Malloy has announced the awarding of grants for 56 publicly-available electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations statewide, a major step forward in ending “range anxiety” for EV drivers, according to a press release. Funding for the grants total $135,946, which comes after a prior announcement of an agreement among…

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Medal Round; Swimmers claw their way to 3 school records, a Class LL medal, and the state open

November 22, 2013
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Medal Round; Swimmers claw their way to 3 school records, a Class LL medal, and the state open

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean leapfrogged over three swimmers in her heat and one in a faster heat at the Yale University pool. Marisa Matthews earned the final spot at the state open but moved up one spot in the 50 freestyle standings. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Lady Knight swimming season came…

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Schools receive security grant funding

November 22, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has received more grant money from the state to better safeguard the schools. Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently announced that an additional 75 school districts, covering 435 schools, will receive funds as part of the School Security Grant Program, part of the Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety Act. An…

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Southington’s report card; Rallying behind early childhood education

November 22, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington parent Prajakta Dravid, preparing her four-year-old child for kindergarten is on her top priority list. She sends Atharva to preschool five days a week, receiving daily assessments of his language skills among other skills he must start developing before kindergarten. Although early childhood educators play a role in…

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Seniors bowl over Bobcats; Thanksgiving Day win would secure a tourney bid

November 22, 2013
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Seniors bowl over Bobcats; Thanksgiving Day win would secure a tourney bid

By John Goralski Sports Writer If anybody thought that South Windsor was going to pose a challenge on Friday, Nov. 15, the Blue Knight football team erased all doubts in the opening minutes. Southington took the field for just 12 plays in the opening half, and it resulted in six scores. The clock began running…

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Riccio to chair Town Council

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the Southington Town Council were sworn in last Tuesday, appointing Republican Michael Riccio as the new chairman, and appointing Cheryl Lounsbury as Vice Chairperson. Riccio, who previously served on the Council in 2007, said he looks forward to serving as chairman. “I really look forward to two strong…

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Survey questions concern parents

November 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington parents expressed their concern to the Board of Education last week about a survey administered by the Southington Town-Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) to middle school and high school students. Three parents confronted the board about the content of the survey, disappointed that they did not have the…

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Town reaches out to victims in Philippines

November 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Southington community has banded together to help out the hundreds of thousands of victims affected by the devastation. SouthingtonSOS, an ad hoc humanitarian service committee of leaders of charity organizations, churches, temples, and community-minded volunteers representing all sectors of town,…

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