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Linkin Park takes a turn for the metal on ‘The Hunting Party’

January 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The opening moments of Linkin Park’s latest album, “The Hunting Party” leaves no doubt that the veteran act was setting out to do a different kind of record. With the harsh scream and abrasive guitars, you do a double take. Is this really Linkin Park or did you download the…

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SHS band celebrates 6th state title

January 31, 2015
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SHS band celebrates 6th state title

On Thursday, Jan. 22, the Southington High School marching band was honored at the Southington Board of Education meeting for winning the 2014 state championship. The Blue Knight program earned state titles in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2014. Photo by Lindsay Carey

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SFD awards fire prevention poster winners

January 31, 2015
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Fire Inspector Robert Hunt stands with the 2015 Connecticut fire Prevention Poster Contest winners. Winners are Joscelyn Spinelli (4th grade winner), Julianne Slesinski (4th grade runner up), Julia Baldwin (5th grade winner), Abbie Flanigan (5th grade runner-up). 
Photo by Ann Dyer, Photo Expressions

The Southington Fire Department announced the local winners of the 2015 Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Joscelyn Spinelli from Kelly Elementary School won the fourth grade contest with Julianne Slesinski from Strong Elementary School finishing second. Julia Baldwin (first place) and Abbie Flanigan (second place)…

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Junior Miss Southington donates to the troops

January 30, 2015
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Junior Miss Southington donates to the troops

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Each young girl involved in the Junior Miss Southington organization was responsible for purchasing items anywhere from toiletries to snacks and making cards to send to the soldiers overseas. The group gathered on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to assemble the care…

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Track is poised for the postseason

January 30, 2015
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Track is poised for the postseason

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—The Southington Blue Knights indoor track and field team was at the Floyd Little Athletic Center of Hillhouse High School on Sunday competing at the SCC Coaches Invitational. Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took about 25 of his varsity athletes…

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Boys Basketball scores another win

January 30, 2015
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Boys Basketball scores another win

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys varsity basketball team was at home in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium Friday night against the New Britain Golden Hurricanes. Southington earned their second win of the season, doing it in stunning fashion. The Blue Knights slowed the…

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Solidarity sleep out raises awareness for the homeless

January 30, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Four different faith-based congregations came together to educate the youth about the effects of homelessness and to support programs that benefit the homeless. Two Christian churches, the First Congregational Church of Southington and Plantsville Congregational church, partnered with Gishrei Shalom…

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Injuries can’t stop the Lady Knight gymnasts

January 30, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER GLASTONBURY—The Lady Knights gymnastics team entered Friday night’s meet at the Gymnastics Express Too Gymnastics Center banged up with some injuries, but their hard work and determination are just some of the reasons why Coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell’s girls were still undefeated…

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‘Read Your Way to Spring’ contest at the library

January 30, 2015
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Photo by Danilo Rizzuti.

The Southington Public Library is making reading even more excited with their first adult winter reading challenge. “Read Your Way to Spring” will run from Monday, Feb. 2  (Groundhog Day) through March 20 (The first day of spring). For every book read by a participant,…

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