Posts Tagged ‘ Southington ’

Southington woman wins national pageant title

July 30, 2016
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Southington's Kimberly Beaudoin is the new Mrs. USA Universal (submitted photo)

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin now has a national platform. Competing as Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, Beaudoin received the top honor—Mrs. USA Universal—at a pageant in Las Vegas on Thursday night. On Friday morning, she woke up to a bevy of congratulatory messages on Facebook as the Connecticut pageant community celebrated her…

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Big Leagues come up big time

July 27, 2016
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Southington’s Big League baseball team represented Connecticut at the regional tournament in Dover, Del.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the second year in a row, Big League baseball manager Andy Levin was in a bind as he walked around town with one of his assistant coaches, going from business to business desperately seeking donations. “We really had to give them the whole we-don’t-know-yet explanation,” said Levin. “A lot of…

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Early exit for Legion

July 20, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER High hopes of making a deep run into the 19U state tournament came to an abrupt end on Saturday, July 16 at Zipadelli Field (Sage Park) after the Southington American Legion baseball team came up short, 1-0, to Berlin in extra innings of a first round matchup. Post 72 was in…

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Southington library listings for the June 22 edition

July 20, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: July Summer Hours begin. The Southington Public Library will be closed on Saturdays beginning July…

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Legion builds to midseason

June 29, 2016
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Connor McDonough unleashes a strike during a double header at Unionville on June 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team went 2-3 over the week, and as the closing stretch of the season nears, Southington manager Marc Verderame explains that the team is improving, but is still experiencing difficulty in different areas on the field. They’re taking it game by game, not trying to look…

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Derynoski welcomes ‘The Wall that Heals’

June 16, 2016
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SO Wall that Heals

On Wednesday, June 8, students from Derynoski Elementary School lined the street to welcome “The Wall That Heals” as it passed the school. Local veterans supplied American flags for the front lawn. Student musicians played “Taps,” while teachers and students gathers to applaud the procession of trucks, motorcycles, and first responders that escorted the Wall…

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Southington Police arrest driver in fatal crash

June 9, 2016
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Krista Pikora

Southington police arrested the driver in a fatal accident on April 30, 2016. This morning, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Krista M. Pikora, 26, of Southington turned herself into police after learning about a warrant for her arrest. The warrant is a result of an investigation of a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred just after…

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Locals turn out in force for Relay for Life: Raise $100K for cancer research and education

June 8, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Cancer survivors, fighters, and their supporters gathered at Southington High School (SHS) this weekend to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The 19th annual Relay for Life drew over 1,200 Southington residents, raising more than $100,000 for cancer research. The event was held on the SHS athletic field on June 3-4,…

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Nobody can rain on our parade: Locals come out to remember the fallen

June 1, 2016
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Towns throughout the Connecticut were forced to cancel Memorial Day activities and parades when rain swept through the state on Monday morning, but members of the Marine Corps League, above, along with members of the American Legion, the town council, and dozens of residents turned out for all of the planned memorial ceremonies, flag raisings, and an unofficial parade. Locals braved the weather to ensure that Southington still honored its fallen heroes.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Although expected rains washed out plans for the annual Memorial Day parade, members of the American Legion, Marine Corps League and the Southington Town Council came out to walk the parade route on Monday morning. Dozens of Southington residents lined Main Street, waving American flags and showing their gratitude for our nation’s…

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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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