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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

December 19, 2012
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Taking care of business; Knights hold Plainville scoreless for 11 minutes

By John Goralski Sports Writer Plainville scored twice to take a 4-0 lead in the opening minutes, and that was enough to kick the Lady Knights into another gear. On Tuesday, Dec. 11, the girls shifted into a full court press, and Plainville guards never knew what hit them. “Plainville’s very young, so we wanted…

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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

December 19, 2012
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Picking up steam; Knights bounce back from slow start

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, Dec. 12, Travis Daly was tossing around his opponent like a cat with a ball of string, but that wasn’t enough. The defending state champion had to score a pin late in the meet if his team had a chance to win. Bristol Eastern was consistently out-wrestling the…

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Schools look to improve safety after Newtown

December 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area school districts are working to restore some stability in the classrooms and reassure parents about safety, in the wake of a devastating mass shooting in Newtown. “We spent the weekend preparing for the return of students,” said Plainville Superintendent Jeff Kitching. “The sooner we could get them back to…

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United Way establishes Sandy Hook School Support Fund

December 19, 2012
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Following the tragedy in Newtown, the United Way of Southington is collecting funds to help provide resources to the community throughout the coming weeks and months. The “Sandy Hook School Support fund” will be able to provide support services to the families and community that has been affected. Check donations may be mailed to: Sandy…

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Sikh temple to host candlelight vigil to honor Newtown victims Friday night

December 19, 2012
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Southington’s Sikh temple will host a candlelight vigil in honor of the lives lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting Friday night. The vigil will take place at the temple, 1610 West Street, at 7 p.m. Speakers will include state Senator Joe Markley. Candles will be provided. For more information, email Amandeep Samra at…

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Lincoln College faces former teammate; Conrad Booker scores 9 for Post; Wildcats drop 3 in a row to fall below .500

December 16, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lincoln College needed a player to come up big as they took on the junior varsity team at Post University. The Eagles are a division two team in the NCAA, while Lincoln College competes in the third division of junior college programs. So Conrad Booker  scoring a couple of baskets…

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First Congregational Church to hold service for Newtown victims

December 16, 2012
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First  Congregational Church of Southington is holding a special prayer service for the entire community to come in support and prayer for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown. The service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the meetinghouse, and will include prayer, sacred readings, candle lighting, quiet music and silence.  Clergy…

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Home Depot work helps Plainville food pantry

December 15, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from Home Depot in Southington spent a recent Friday at Plainville’s Food Pantry helping the organization meet its maintenance and construction needs. There are two branches in Home Depot within in Southington – this one is on the southern side of town in the Milldale section– and tries to…

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Observing the Arts: Back in Black, Mark Twain House hosts Michael Ian Black

December 14, 2012
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Comedian Michael Ian Black will weave witty tales at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Tuesday. Black was a founder of the sketch comedy troupe The State while he was at New York University. He has gone on to do many other projects, including contributing to VH1’s “I Love” series, chronicling the decades of…

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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

December 14, 2012
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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) listened to several past grant recipients talk about how their projects were successful and how they were received by students during a recent meeting. Seven teachers, encompassing five different grants, told the foundation how the grants impacted the classroom, whether it met the desired objectives and…

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