Posts Tagged ‘ Newtown ’

Erardi resigns to become superintendent in Newtown

January 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi has resigned to accept the position of superintendent in Newtown. “The Southington Board of Education is grateful for the positive impact Dr.Erardi has had on Southington,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski. “His leadership, vision and work ethic have put our school district…

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Erardi could possibly leave to become superintendent in Newtown

January 8, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi is the “candidate of choice” for the superintendent position in Newtown, according to a recent email sent out to school faculty. “There is not another job in the country that I would be interested in other than in Newtown,” said Dr. Erardi in the e-mail, adding that Newtown officials…

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Flags to fly at half to honor Newtown victims; bells to ring Saturday a.m.

December 13, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today directed U.S. and Connecticut flags to half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 14 in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Dec.…

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Buttefly stolen from Because of 26 mural

July 2, 2013
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Buttefly stolen from Because of 26 mural

  By Ed Harris Editor The theft of a butterfly from the Because of 26 mural has outraged residents in town. Twenty-six metal butterflies were attached to the mural on the back of Ragazino’s Garage on Summer Street, along the linear trail. The butterflies were attached to the mural by a wooden sleeve and screws.…

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WISE makes plaques for Newtown

May 17, 2013
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WISE makes plaques for Newtown

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) club at Southington High School is about to complete an ambitious effort to create memorial plaques for the victims of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “They wanted to do a meaningful hands-on project for the people in Newtown who went through…

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Southington woman sews Wonder Woman capes

March 29, 2013
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Southington woman sews Wonder Woman capes

By Vanessa Stevens Southington resident Gerry Terninko has been working hard the last two months sewing capes for Team Wonder Women, a running team formed  in honor of Rachel Marie D’Avino, who was one of the 26 victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy last December. The capes were first used this Saturday during the…

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Youth group puts goodwill plan into action

March 18, 2013
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The STEPS Youth Committee has had to cancel their “STEPPIN’ for a Cause” Dance-a-thon Event.  The cancellation is due to lack of participation. By Margaret Waage Correspondent The STEPS Youth Committee is excited to announce plans for its fundraiser “Steppin” for a Cause,” a Dance-A-Thon event that will benefit the Newtown Prevention Council. The idea…

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‘Because of 26’ is well received by the community

February 7, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A plan devised by two Southington women for a June event to honor the victims of the Newtown shooting has already been enthusiastically received by the community. Lisa Wrubleski and Erin Furniss, who both have young children at Plantsville Elementary School, were among many people in the state and nation…

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Town benefit set for Sandy Hook

January 12, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Dance City and the Arts is teaming up with Southington’s United Way to hold a fundraising event for the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. The community has been invited to Derynoski Elementary School on Saturday, January 26 to watch performances by the students of Dance City, the area band J.J.…

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Violent videogame return program announced

January 4, 2013
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SouthingtonSOS is hosting a violent videogame return program at the Southington Drive-in next weekend. The returned videogames will be trashed and participants will receive a gift certificate from sponsors and businesses that are a member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The videogame return program was spurred by the recent shootings in Newtown that left…

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