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SHS musicians perform at All-State Festival

May 4, 2016
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Seven student musicians represented Southington High School (SHS) at Connecticut’s All-State Musical Festival last weekend. The students—three sophomores, a junior, and three seniors—practiced and performed in the all-state band, orchestra, jazz ensemble, and chorus, with music students from across the state. Sara Ossias, Director of Bands at SHS, said the three-day festival is “a great…

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Town finalizes 2 open space purchases; $1 million left

May 4, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After residents voted to approve $2 million in spending for open space land in the November 2015 election, the town finalized two purchases last month. At a meeting of the Town Council on April 11, Town Attorney Mark Sciota announced the purchase…

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Softball rebounds from first loss with 3 game streak

May 4, 2016
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Softball - SHS

The Lady Knights (10-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season with a new, three game winning streak. In the midst of those three wins came qualifying for the Class LL state tournament, a goal that they had set out to accomplish coming…

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Knights qualify individuals at dual meet, invite

May 4, 2016
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Laini Pizzitola hands off the baton to Lauren Perkowski during the 4x800m relay at the O'Grady Relays in Danbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington qualified nine more athletes for the Class LL meet, including a relay, after competing in a dual meet and invitational this past week. Southington competed at Wethersfield on Wednesday, April 27 in their third dual meet of the season. The…

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Baseball knocks NWC from unbeaten ranks

May 4, 2016
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Shortstop John Mikosz makes the throw to first during a 3-2 win over Bristol Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) played the roles of both spoilers and comeback kids this past week as three hard-fought wins helped them accomplish one of their first goals: make the postseason as fast as you can. And two of those three…

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Golfers are starting to mature

May 4, 2016
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Ryan Burrill chips onto the green during a win over Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Maturity is what Southington coach Jim DiNello said he is starting to see out of his guys after the Blue Knights (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with two wins this past week, posting their best score of the season at…

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Police Blotter for the May 6 edition

May 4, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 25: Robert J. Mitchell, 28, of 140 Carol Dr., Bristol, was arrested on April 15 for evading responsibility. Melinda Fisher, 29, of 152 North Main St., Wallingford, was arrested on…

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Walking in the rain to stop hunger

May 4, 2016
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Poor weather couldn’t put a damper on the event, as residents braved the rains on Sunday to participate in the annual “Walk Against Hunger.” Bread for Life hosts the event as a fundraiser for the organization that helps to feed Southington’s less fortunate residents. The…

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Obituary: David R. King, 55

May 4, 2016
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Obit - David King

David R. King, 55, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 1st 2016. Predeceased by his late wife Arden (Abels) King. Born June 8, 1960 in Southington, he is survived by his parents Richard and Avis (Burbank) King of Southington. In…

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