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Town announces end of summer pool hours

August 13, 2014
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The following is the end of season hours for Southington’s two public pools. The Memorial Park Pool, on Woodruff Street, is open through Friday, August 22. On Friday, August 15, the pool is open noon to 8 p.m. On August 16-17, the pool is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. On August 18-22, it is…

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St Thomas bus routes

August 12, 2014
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St Thomas Bus 1 Am 6:43 Am Nbt Yard 1 235  Shuttle Meadow Rd 2 Burning Tree Dr & Pattonwood Dr 3 Loper St & Woodberry Hill Dr 4 Chesterwood Terr & Windermere Ridge Dr 5 St Thomas School 6   St Thom Bus 1 Pm 2:10 Pm St Thomas School (140) 1 Ymca  Aftercare…

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Polish church to celebrate 100 year anniversary

August 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church on Summer Street in Plantsville will have their 100 year anniversary celebration in October. The anniversary is a special opportunity to celebrate the families who have had five generations grow up within the church. “We’re a family,” said Rev. Joseph Krusienki, who has…

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Local student takes part in NASA program

August 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Abbie Barbour of Kennedy Middle School heard about the 2014 Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research (SISTER) Program at Goddard Space Flight Center, she jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime. An incoming eighth grader, she recently spent a week at the flight center in Maryland meeting…

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Police investigating crash involving a motorcycle

August 8, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a car accident involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred Thursday night, August 7, in the area of 570 Main Street. According to police, Kenneth J. Zakrewski, 51, of Southington, was traveling north bound on Main Street (Route 10). Zakrewski turned left to enter the Gas Man gas…

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The running man; Bill Schrlau endures a 24-hour test to complete an ultra marathon

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Bill Schrlau snapped awake at the sound of approaching footsteps, and he stumbled forward in a daze like a sleepwalker jerked into consciousness. Almost every distance runner can relate to the frequent stabs of pain that come with every step on swollen knees and ankles. Marathon runners can certainly understand…

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Wrestling the nation’s top talent; Murillo finishes 2nd in the nation; Bylykbashi just misses all-American

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Zac Murillo attacked his opponent’s leg in the national freestyle semifinals like a hungry crocodile attacking his prey. Murrillo latched onto his foe and began to spin him across the mat in a dizzying death roll. His all-American opponent was helpless against Murillo’s grip, and officials counted out the score…

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Learning rock band lessons

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A few Southington kids got together recently to jam out on their instruments at the fourth annual Rock Band Camp at The Music Shop on Queen Street, a music and instrument retail store that also provides lessons. Five youths, four of which are current students at the Music Shop, learned…

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Gov. Malloy comes to town, visits local business

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Governor Dannel Malloy visited Smiths Medical in Southington to tour the plant and have a meeting with the staff to discuss their plans for expansion Monday afternoon. Smiths Medical produces peripheral IV catheters with safety functions for blood control and needle stick prevention. The site has been in town since…

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King of the numbers game; Stephen Daniels is the man behind Southington’s statistics

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The argument had been dragging on for almost an hour in the high school football room before former Blue Knight coach Jude Kelly had to jump into the middle of the fray. Two assistant coaches were burning off stress with a friendly debate about former players, and it had grown…

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