Blog Archives

Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

October 31, 2012
By
Grab your costume, Halloween activities are a go

Halloween will go on this year. Despite worries that Hurricane Sandy would force the cancellation of Halloween for the second straight year, town officials said Southington is ready for trick-or-treaters this afternoon and evening. Officials said that all local roads are open and safe for travel. The town has not imposed any restrictions on Halloween…

Read more »

Schools closed in anticipation of Sandy

October 28, 2012
By

The Southington School district has announced that it will be closing schools on Monday Oct. 29 and Tuesday Oct. 30.  Decisions for the rest of the week will be made on Tuesday.  This information was relayed to parents and staff through a phone call from Southington Supt. of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi.

Read more »

Town officials urge residents to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012
By

By Ed Harris Editor   While it is still unclear how exactly Hurricane Sandy will impact Connecticut, Southington officials are urging residents to begin preparing for the storm. “The big thing is for our residents to be prepared,” said Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback. “We’re assuming we are going to get hit.” Brumback has spent…

Read more »

A league of her own; Jen Gombotz-Mikowski raised the bar for every athlete at Southington High School

October 26, 2012
By

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Joe Piazza said he’ll never forget Jen Gombotz-Mikowski’s first at bat against varsity pitching. It came in the mid-1980s during a summer travel game against Wallingford. With only eight players, he scanned the sidelines for a volunteer. “There was no way that we were going to forfeit that game,”…

Read more »

Fundraiser leads to book program

October 26, 2012
By
Fundraiser leads to book program

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students and staff at Southington High School held an informal event on Monday to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, which has funded the purchase of $1,800 worth of new books for the school’s library. The donation was for a “reluctant readers” program proposed by literacy specialist Jen Paul. The funding…

Read more »

Possible phosphorous deal in works; Could lead to massive savings for town

October 26, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials said they are on the verge of a deal with environmental agencies to address phosphorous in the town’s wastewater to an extent that won’t bring about the massive costs they have feared at Monday’s Town Council meeting. “We don’t have a formal agreement in place, but we remain…

Read more »

Music of the Knight moved to Cheshire

October 24, 2012
By

Southington High School Marching Band’s annual “Music Of The Knight” Marching Band competition (10/27/2012) has been moved to Cheshire HS. The start time has been pushed out one hour to 3 pm and the gates will open at 2:30 due to a soccer game earlier in the day.  The installation of the artificial turf field…

Read more »

Defense wins championships; Knights capitalize on turnovers in second half comeback

October 24, 2012
By
Defense wins championships; Knights capitalize on turnovers in second half comeback

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zak Jamele’s eyes popped open as the football careened off his leg with under three minutes remaining. It bounced into his chest. He hugged it like a precious infant and sprinted into the open field… All Glastonbury needed to do on Saturday, Oct. 20 was to run up the middle…

Read more »

Candidates talk the issues in Chamber debate

October 24, 2012
By

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The nine candidates hoping to be elected to Southington’s state delegation discussed the tough economic conditions and political divisions in Connecticut, during a lengthy, and sometimes contentious, forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. As the result of state redistricting, Southington is now represented by four house seats and one…

Read more »

Follow the Lleader; Joe Llodra went from the O-line to the sideline

October 19, 2012
By

by John Goralski Sports Writer Defenders knew that Southington would come out throwing in the mid-1950s, but nobody could stop them. Opponents knew that Southington’s runners would be circling around the off-balanced line, but no one could contain them. Southington’s opponents knew who they had to reach to stop the single-wing offense. The question was,…

Read more »

Switch to our mobile site