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A haunting good time for charity

October 5, 2012
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A haunting good time for charity

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Burke family is bringing back its “Spooky Kingdom” Halloween attraction and hoping that Mother Nature will not be as brutal this year. For eight years, the family has invited the public to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville to enjoy a home-made Halloween adventure. They have also encouraged…

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Oil and PCB contamination; Renovations at middle schools hit snags

October 5, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The process of preparing for the renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools has become more complicated with the discovery of various environmental concerns. Representatives of Hygenix, Inc are conducting over 200 tests in both schools to learn more details about the extent of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) present in building…

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The Blitzing Blue Bandits; Football scores shutout at home opener in Cheshire

October 4, 2012
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Southington fans cheered as they filed out of the Cheshire bleachers. The band sounded off one more anthem as the players lined up to shake hands. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Coach Mike Drury turned to the press with a wide grin. And why not? With a 35-0 win over Newington, Drury became the first Blue…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

October 4, 2012
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

By John Goralski Sports Writer Elementary school runners gathered in groups of three at the mobile band stage at the town green as winners were announced for the 2012 Apple Harvest Road Race. The crowd of onlookers stretched past the gazebo and across the town green. On Sunday, Apple Harvest Road Race Director John Myers…

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The prodigal pageant queen returns home

October 4, 2012
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The prodigal pageant queen returns home

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Since Logan West was crowned as Miss Teen USA, she hasn’t exactly been absent from her home in Southington, Conn. The college freshman, and now national title holder in the Miss Universe organization, has visited with her mother Patricia and Sydney several times since she won the crown in July.…

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Police hold awards ceremony

October 4, 2012
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Police hold awards ceremony

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. This is the fourth year of the ceremony, which recognizes Southington Police Officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such…

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Rain causes festival delay

September 28, 2012
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Rain causes festival delay

The Apple Harvest Festival opening will take place tomorrow due to the weather. The festival is open 9-9. However, the fritter booth will open tonight at 5 p.m. for those brave enough to stand out in the rain.

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Southington’s strongest man; Frazer Pehmoeller started with the shot put and finished with a stone

September 28, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The thunder from 30,000 cheering fans seemed to fade into white noise as Frazer Pehmholler took his first step across the New Hampshire field. His arms strained from the 670-pound load that hung from his clenched fists. His vision narrowed to his eldest daughter in the distance as she waved…

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Safety requirements; Defense sparks the victory in New Britain

September 28, 2012
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Safety requirements; Defense sparks the victory in New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer What do you do when your offense can’t find the end zone? You let the defense lead the way. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Blue Knight football team was deadlocked, 7-7, after two quarters in New Britain. Both offenses were mired in penalty flags, miscues, and turnovers. Neither team seemed…

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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

September 28, 2012
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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Rich Heitz had circled this two week blitz when this year’s schedule was first released. With two state powerhouses sprinkled into a conference schedule that’s already littered with top talent, Heitz knew this would be the ultimate measure. Would his girls be up for a challenge against a team…

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