Posts Tagged ‘ Sandy Hook ’

Race 4 Chase triathlon honors victim of Sandy Hook

August 6, 2015
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Family members celebrate with a triathlete after his finish. More than 250 athletes, ages 6-12, competed at the Race4Chase triathlon at YMCA Camp Sloper on Aug. 1.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER More than 200 children biked, swam, and ran their way across YMCA Camp Sloper this Saturday, in honor of Chase Kowalski, a 6-year-old victim of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings. The statewide Race4Chase triathlon, sponsored by the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation, began in 2013 as a way “to turn…

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District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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Buttefly stolen from Because of 26 mural

July 2, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken
One of the butterflies was stolen from this Because of 26 mural. The butterflies are visible at the far right of the picture.

  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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Senator Markley named to Sandy Hook Task Force

January 22, 2013
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Hartford, CT – Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) has been named to a special bipartisan task force to consider legislation in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.  As ranking member of the Human Services Committee, Markley will be part of the working group focused on mental health programs. “I am honored…

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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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Sikhs Host a Vigil

December 26, 2012
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Sikhs vigil-Inderpreet Behal of Branford

  The Sikhs temple in Southington held a candlelight vigil on Friday, December 21st in remembrance of  the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.  The group welcomed town officials to speak at the ceremony.  The evening was  followed by a traditional Sikhs banquet and music.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Southington Gathers Together in Remembrance

December 19, 2012
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Sunday, December 16th The First Congregational Church, in Southington, held a prayer vigil to morn the losses and pay tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementry School attack.  Parishioners from the town of Southington gathered together to lead the service.  Those in attendance reflected on scripture passages, poetry, moments of silence, and music. …

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United Way establishes Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012
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Following the tragedy in Newtown, the United Way of Southington is collecting funds to help provide resources to the community throughout the coming weeks and months. The “Sandy Hook School Support fund” will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected. Check donations may be mailed to: Sandy…

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