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To teach, or not to teach? That is the question

January 12, 2018
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To teach, or not to teach? That is the question

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER With last week’s heavy snow, Southington Public Schools announced back-to-back snow days, one on Thursday and another on Friday, sending a ripple through teachers’ classroom plans, events, after school activities, and a trickle effect that continues to influence the schools through the end of the school year. The two cancelations…

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CyberKnights are ready to ‘Power Up!’ in 2018

January 11, 2018
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CyberKnights are ready to ‘Power Up!’ in 2018

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER A packed municipal center meeting room, which roared with anticipation and suspense, fell completely silent as the live-stream reveal was broadcast across the screen. The old familiar sounds of classic videogames streamed out of the speakers as an average looking high school student was pulled into the gaming system and…

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CyberKnights are ready to ‘Power Up!’ in 2018

January 11, 2018
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CyberKnights are ready to ‘Power Up!’ in 2018

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER A packed municipal center meeting room, which roared with anticipation and suspense, fell completely silent as the live-stream reveal was broadcast across the screen. The old familiar sounds of classic videogames streamed out of the speakers as an average looking high school student was pulled into the gaming system and…

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Southington man arrested for repeatedly violating protective order

January 11, 2018
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Southington man arrested for repeatedly violating protective order

Southington police were called to a residence on Mulberry Street at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and the investigation led to the arrest of David Forgione, 59, of Southington, repeatedly violating a protective order. Officers were dispatched to 676 Mulberry St. after the victim reported that Forgione was at the residence and was blocking…

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Southington man arrested for repeatedly violating protective order

January 11, 2018
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Southington man arrested for repeatedly violating protective order

Southington police were called to a residence on Mulberry Street at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 10, and the investigation led to the arrest of David Forgione, 59, of Southington, repeatedly violating a protective order. Officers were dispatched to 676 Mulberry St. after the victim reported that Forgione was at the residence and was blocking…

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Obituary: Steven R. Zappulla, 87

January 11, 2018
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Obituary: Steven R. Zappulla, 87

Steven R. Zappulla, 87, beloved husband of Beatrice (Cultrera) Zappulla passed away peacefully at his home on January 10, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.  Steve suffered for many years with a rare  illness, PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy).  He never complained and faced each day with great dignity and a big smile. Steve was born…

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Obituary: Stella (Grabelski) Martin, 97

January 11, 2018
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Obituary: Stella (Grabelski) Martin, 97

Stella (Grabelski) Martin, 97, of Southington, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.  She was the wife of the late Frank J. Martin Sr. She was born on Feb. 21, 1920 in Sharpsburg, PA, the daughter of the late Walter and Gladys (Tomkowski) Grabelski. She was a tool maker…

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Obituary: Peter Joseph Knap

January 11, 2018
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Obituary: Peter Joseph Knap

Peter Joseph Knap, US Marine Corp Veteran of Southington, CT and Amherst, MA passed away unexpectedly on December 9.  Peter is survived by brother Paul of Plainville, sisters Nancy Doughty, of Windsor, Kathleen Norris (and husband Patrick) Spring Hill, FL, Sandra Mischou, Bristol, and Susan D’Amato (and husband Al), Southington, niece, Erica and nephews Joe…

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Obituary: Earl David “Butch” Sager, 69

January 11, 2018
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Obituary: Earl David “Butch” Sager, 69

Earl David “Butch” Sager, 69, of Stafford, Va. and formerly of Southington, passed away on Dec. 17, 2017. He was the husband of Joy Sager. He was born in Southington on July 15, 1948, the son of Jean and the late Emrys “Sam” Sager. He graduated from Goodwin Technical School in 1966, enlisted in the…

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Apple Harvest report revised; state deficit affects town finances

January 11, 2018
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Apple Harvest report revised; state deficit affects town finances

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER As it turns out, celebrations about the Apple Harvest Festival’s profits might have been premature. At the Jan. 8 council meeting, the Apple Harvest Festival Committee reported that the previously shared financial report for the 2017 festival was incorrect. AHF Committee and Town Council chair Chris Palmieri shared some of…

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