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Youths say no to drugs during rally

October 24, 2014
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Youths say no to drugs during rally

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Drug Task Force recently hosted the 24 annual Red Ribbon Rally to promote a drug and alcohol free community. This year’s theme was “Take a Stand Against Drug and Alcohol. Families, student groups and community leaders gathered on the town green for the event on Wednesday night.  Trish…

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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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Wolves return for one last time

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy…

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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

October 24, 2014
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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School (SHS) Wall of Honor Committee inducted five graduates, including a research astronomer, a renowned choreographer, a Coast Guard hero, a leader in motor vehicles, and an international relations expert to the Wall of Honor Monday evening.…

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Taming the conference; Girls finish 2nd in CCC West; Boys place 4th

October 24, 2014
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Taming the conference; Girls finish 2nd in CCC West; Boys place 4th

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer The pain was etched across her face as Gabi Napoli clawed her way toward the finish line. Southington’s frontrunner, Lauren Perkowski, was still in her sights, and the junior runner hobbled up the final hill in hot pursuit. On Wednesday,…

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Postseason bound; Field Hockey’s in uncharted waters

October 23, 2014
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Postseason bound; Field Hockey’s in uncharted waters

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Zazzaro charged the cage. Allie Abacherli converted the goal, and Coach Erin Luddy breathed a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, East Catholic’s second year program battled the Knights in a scoreless tied for more than a full…

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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play.…

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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

October 22, 2014
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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer On the second play from scrimmage, Jasen Rose connected with Alex Jamele for a 64-yard touchdown pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Zack Spooner pounced on a loose ball deep in Hall’s zone to set up a second Southington…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November…

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