American Immigration Unit at DePaolo

December 27, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Eighth graders at DePaolo Middle School had the opportunity to participate in a week-long immigration unit that was funded by the American Immigration Council’s Community Education Grant. DePaolo Middle School teachers Debra Moreau and Kerri Fenton were awarded the grant and began to design an immigration outreach unit through the…

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Ice Hockey wins in overtime

December 26, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For three periods, the Hall-Southington skaters were struggling to center the puck in front of Wethersfield’s net. But with less than two minutes elapsed in the overtime period, the young team executed the dance like a troupe of veteran artistes. The defense set the stage as the Warrior-Knights with a scoreless tie…

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Holocaust Torah to be restored by Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the Torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Committee voices frustration at PZC for urgent care center

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Members of the community group advocating for Bradley Memorial Hospital voiced their frustrations with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to permit application for the building of an Urgent Care facility on Queen Street, which they believe will compete with the Bradley’s Emergency Room. The Community Committee to Save Bradley…

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SHS is accepting applications for Project Lead the Way

December 26, 2014
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Southington High School is currently accepting applications to the Project Lead the Way Program for the four year pre-engineering program. The PLTW application can be found at: www.southingtonschools.org/page.cfm?p-10616 Students currently attending DePaolo Middle School or Kennedy Middle School will submit their applications directly to their middle school. All other applications should be mailed to: Lee Ann Miller, 720…

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Convicted felon accused of stealing gun from relatives; possible ties to other criminal activity, say police

December 26, 2014
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A Southington man already on probation was arrested Wednesday after he stole a firearm from a relative’s house. Police are also investigating if the suspect was involved in other criminal activity. Police said that on Dec. 24 at about 9:04 p.m. they received a complaint about a residential burglary at 93 Visconti Ave. The complainants…

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Bomb threat sparks high school shutdown

December 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON OBSERVER Southington High School students were sent home early last Monday when a bomb threat posted on a social media website came to the attention of law enforcement officials. A suspicious package was found, but turned out not to be a threat, said police. In the end, no bombs were found. Police said that…

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SHS teacher arrested for classroom incident

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   An incident report from Southington High School reveals how the school handled an intoxicated teacher on Nov. 6 and provides details surrounding a teacher’s inappropriate behavior towards students. Based on the report, a few teachers came to the main office to report that teacher John Hansen had caused a…

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Commentary: Weight…don’t put that Nutella down yet

December 26, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Empty. That is what my jar of Nutella looked like after it was just opened for four days. “Why did I do this again,” I scolded myself while marching to my room one night after dinner. I knew I should not have done it, yet it happens time and again…

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