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O’No, it’s O’Connell; Greg O’Connell battled a few steps from the NBA

October 30, 2014
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O’No, it’s O’Connell; Greg O’Connell battled a few steps from the NBA

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody must have batted an eye when Greg O’Connell strolled into the high school gym in 1962 because nobody could have seen the scrawny 13-year old as much of a physical threat. At 5-foot-9, the freshman forward didn’t turn many heads. At 118 pounds, O’Connell wasn’t going to push around…

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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

October 30, 2014
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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights survived an 0-5 start and a season mired in injuries. They survived six overtime contests and came away with three wins and a tie. It seemed fitting that steady rains and a driving wind enveloped the field in the season finale. Even the weather seemed to be…

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Swim team is closing in on double digits

October 30, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For only the second time this season, the Lady Knight swim team was edged by  a perennial power. For the second time this season, they rebounded with a spirited win. On Friday, Oct. 24, Southington trailed by 13 points after Berlin scored three divers against the Lady Knights’ empty lineup.…

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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

October 30, 2014
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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

By Ed Harris Editor Grace United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive Saturday in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a little girl who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. “After becoming acquainted with the family and Daniela, through some of our family, I hoped to find a way to help and…

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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

October 29, 2014
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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun. Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman. Anthony Burek was suited up as…

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Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

October 29, 2014
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Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

A local 16-year-old youth was held on robbery charges after he allegedly stole a cell phone from a woman exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of the Southington Library. Police responded to the call on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. According to police, the female victim was exiting her car in the parking…

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Boy Scouts to collect food

October 29, 2014
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Boy Scouts to collect food

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts from Sleeping Giant District (Southington, Wallingford, Meriden, North Haven and Hamden) will be coming to your neighborhood the week of November 1 to distribute notices and/or plastic bags requesting food donations for their 26 Annual “Scouting for Food” drive. On Saturday, Nov. 8, between 9 and 11 a.m., the scouts…

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Dawn’s early light; Dawn Lantiere lit up the Lady Knights

October 27, 2014
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Dawn’s early light; Dawn Lantiere lit up the Lady Knights

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Who knows what was going through that knobby kneed hitter when he trudged to the plate in the early 1980s. Scouts had little information on the tiny preteen that glared at him from the pitcher’s mound. Maybe he thought it would be easy to face a young girl on the…

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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

October 27, 2014
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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke about the current state of Connecticut and what he would do to improve it at a Celebrity Breakfast sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Foley was presented by Senator Joe Markley, who said that…

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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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