Posts Tagged ‘ STEPS ’

Local businesses cited for underage alcohol and tobacco sales

March 28, 2016
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From March 4 to March 18, Southington police, along with CT Liquor Commission agents and the STEPS Coalition, conducted checks of local bars, restaurants, package stores, supermarkets, and stores. Three local businesses were found to be non-compliant with the state’s rules for selling alcohol to minors, and 12 locations were found non-compliant with the town’s…

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STEPS to sponsor TIPS seminars for alcohol servers

March 25, 2016
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STEPS is sponsoring two upcoming Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) trainings for any Southington bar or restaurant staff. TIPS is the global leader for education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. The seminars are scheduled for April 4 and May 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. To register, email…

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DePaolo holds holiday toy drive

January 25, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School’s Asset Building Classroom (ABC) spent the month of December collecting toys during a drive to benefit Toys for Tots and Southington Community Services. Above, ABC students are pictured with Sgt. Magana who runs Toys for Tots of Hartford County. Students collected over 175 toys.

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Hatton kindergarteners promote ‘Warm Your Neighbors’ this winter

December 18, 2015
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Three kindergarten classes and 5th grade students involved in the STEPS program at Hatton Elementary School collected more than 1,500 soupand hot chocolate donations for the "Warm Your Neighbor" initiative.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For the month of December, Hatton Elementary School kindergarten students created a new winter initiative called “Warm Your Neighbor.” Combining two assets from the Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) program, students focused on the concepts of “Youth as Resources” and “Service to Others.” The result was the collection of…

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Arrests for underage drinking at hotel party

April 17, 2015
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Arrests for underage drinking at hotel party

On March 28, members of the Southington Police Department, funded by the STEPS Coalition, performed directed patrols during and after the junior prom, in an effort to reduce underage drinking at such events. During the course of their evening, police gathered information that several youths were believed to be having an underage drinking party at…

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Have you taken the PROMise?

March 26, 2015
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Kelly Leppard, center, and Meredith Fenwich, right, try to recruit SHS students Ariel Perry and Catherine Myers during the “Prom Promise” campaign last week.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition is making an effort to encourage students to remain sober on prom night and is holding parents accountable for the after parties. The “Promise” STEPS campaign is built on trust and students who participate will be rewarded with treats and giveaways. For…

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STEPS launches a commercial campaign that informs about youth drinking

February 20, 2015
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STEPS has partnered with CoxMedia to to design a commmercial campaign aimed at informing parents about youth drinking prevention.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) Coalition has recently launched a new public service announcement (PSA) revealing a statistic about how children who drink are getting their alcohol. A survey of Southington students in grades 7, 9, and 11 is conducted every two years and the most recent survey…

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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

February 18, 2015
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Valentine’s gifts from STEPS

Mark Meade, left, and Samantha Martins, right, hand out Valentine’s Day gifts on Friday, Feb. 13 as part of a STEPS initiative. A number of STEPS members distributed lollipops with a mix of anti-drug slogans and other positive messages to SHS freshman during lunch periods at the high school. Photo by JOHN GORALSKI

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Strong School donates homemade ornaments

January 24, 2015
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On Friday, Dec. 12, more than 100 Strong Elementary School students stayed after class to decorate homemade salt dough ornaments, and the decorations were packaged by the 5th grade STEPS committee. The ornaments were eventually hand delivered by the students to Mulberry Gardens and The Orchards.  A small tag was attached to each packaged ornament…

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STEPS secures five more years of funding

October 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
Members of STEPS announced the new grant money on the steps of town hall on Monday.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has received another five years of funding from The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, through the Drug Free Community Grant. STEPS Advisory Board members and town officials stood on the steps of…

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