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2014 SHS grad publishes her first book

Samantha D’Angelo, a Class of 2014 SHS graduate, has published her first book as a freshman at Fordham.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Samantha D’Angelo was a student at Strong Elementary School, her third-grade teacher, Ms. Sesek, noticed her talent for writing and encouraged her to pursue it. In her three years as a John F. Kennedy Middle School…

A journey of ‘Ten Million Steps’

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Local author Joe Hurley will share his story of a walk along Route 6 later this month at the Southinton Library.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When people ask Joe Hurley what he needed the most to walk 3,600 miles on Route 6, he replies, “luck.” Ten years ago, Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who worked at the News-Times in Danbury,…

Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

Tyler Gillis, a junior at Southington High School, designed the cover for a book written by SHS teacher John “Brian” Durbin.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington high school teacher John “Brian” Durbin, serving in the military has become a family theme. Durbin, who goes by his middle name, “Brian,” is a retired infantryman who served in the U.S. Army…