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Conference tournaments begin on May 24

May 20, 2016
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Central Connecticut Conference (CCC)
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Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) tournaments kick off this week as Southington High School teams prepare for their final push toward a state title. Fill out your brackets. Get ready to hoist the banner. The postseason begins this week for three Southington teams. Boys and girls track and field opens the tournament week on Monday, May…

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Gimme an ‘E’ for ‘Effort’

May 25, 2016
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Mike Listro tracks down the ball during a doubles match with teammate Jason Soltys, back, against Newington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the start of the conference schedule, Southington coach Tony Mauro said that his Blue Knights tennis team finally started showing the effort he expected. After going 3-1 last week, he said that his team showed their best efforts of the…

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Tennis earns tournament berth

May 25, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez returns a volley during a 7-0 sweep of Avon. The Lady Knights qualified for the postseason last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER At the end of last week, Southington coach Robin Thompson predicted that her Lady Knights tennis team would qualify for the Class L tournament. And they did just that, as Southington went 3-1 last week to earn a tournament berth. “I…

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State Incumbents and challengers poised for November

May 25, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State conventions have already been held, and Connecticut’s political parties are scrambling for the June 7 deadline for endorsing candidates for state and district offices. For Southington voters, that means three state senate races and two state representative races are coming into…

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Softball is poised for another postseason rally

May 25, 2016
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Emily Mankus drives a ball deep during a victory over Hall. Southington is ready to make its annual run at a state title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights continued to fight for a top seed in Class LL last week, adding three more wins to their resume. Cheshire finished its regular season with a 20-0 record, but the Knights were still able to take first place…

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PZC approves plans for Loper Street and mixed-use zone on West Street

May 25, 2016
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House Construction - plans

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted on May 17 to approve a special permit for a Loper Street subdivision, and a zone change for West Street. Public hearings were held at PZC meetings since March 15, regarding plans for a 72-lot…

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Sluggers are still tinkering

May 25, 2016
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Jake Walasewicz connects during a home loss to East Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team finished the week with three wins and a loss, but as Southington coach Charlie Lembo explains, there is still some work to do before the start of the Class LL tournament. “We have two regular season…

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‘Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner’: ‘Dirty Dancing’ holds up well on stage

May 25, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve attended a stage performance where hoots and hollers greeted the first light cue. Actually, I can count the number of times on one finger. And, I don’t usually hear…

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BOE, school officials, and local veterans honor SHS seniors

May 25, 2016
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SO Military Appreciation luncheon 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Southington High School jazz band filled the municipal center meeting room with music, while school and town officials took their seats at tables adorned with blue table cloths and American flags. On Tuesday, May 24, six seniors from the…

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Who will win the Knights Cup? Track and field meet offers fun for all ages

May 25, 2016
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Track - SHS

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Which school will score the most points? Who is faster—brother, sister, mom, or dad? On Saturday, June 11, Southington residents will be able to answer these questions and many more at the Knights Cup Track Meet. The meet is designed as a…

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