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Parents and kids learn internet safety

June 7, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Derynoski Elementary School recently invited members of the Southington Police Department into the school to speak with students and parents about internet safety. Last week, school officials held two presentations, one for the students and another geared specifically for the parents. Officers Tom Gallo and Chad Butler hosted the seminars. “They…

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Mural to ask the question, before I die I…

June 7, 2014
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Mural to ask the question, before I die I…

By Ed Harris Editor A local man is hoping walkers along the linear trail will want to share the things they hope to do before they die. With a little help, Joe Kleszcz is establishing a Before I Die wall along the Southington Rails to Trails. The 48 foot by 8 foot wall will resemble…

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Ready for states

June 6, 2014
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Ready for states

By John Goralski Sports Writer For the third day in a row, the Knights posted good scores but didn’t lower their differential. The match was already decided when Ryan Burrill’s 38 displaced one of his teammates to drop the team score to 147 on Thursday, May 29. But it marked a new threshold in Southington’s…

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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

June 6, 2014
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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches might have been scratching their heads at the start of the 100m, but it didn’t take long to see that the seedings were right. On Wednesday, May 28, the Blue Knight track team sent eight different sprinters to the starting line for the CCC West championship meet. Stephen Barmore…

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Community plan unveiled for Southington children

June 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Seeing all Southington children have their early care and education needs met is a result that the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) aims to achieve through its community plan, which the group unveiled last week, for the first time. “I am excited about this opportunity to raise awareness about…

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Advancing the program; Knights reach 2nd round for the 4th straight year

June 6, 2014
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Advancing the program; Knights reach 2nd round for the 4th straight year

By John Goralski Sports Writer Catie Wormer was trailing 3-love when she began to push back at her South Windsor opponent. Cassidy Race battled tooth and nail to win her first match, 6-4, and her second one, 7-5. Alex Barmore seemed to be battling daylight as her match stretched into the early evening as the…

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A lasting impression; Knights hold their own against state’s best

June 6, 2014
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A lasting impression; Knights hold their own against state’s best

By John Goralski Sports Writer Luke Pfanzelt slid into one corner to return an impossible shot. He turned and lunged at the other corner and nearly came away with a point. On Saturday, May 31, Pfanzelt’s qualifying round victory advanced him into a contest with last year’s defending champion, but Southington’s No. 4 player was…

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Council approves horse farm purchase

June 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council voted unanimously to approve a $935,000 bond ordinance for the purchase of Pleasant View Stables. Located at 427 Pleasant Street, on seven acres, the horse farm is adjacent to DePaolo Middle School and across the street from the Calendar House. Both the Planning and Zoning Commission and…

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Council hires energy contractor; Investigating possible sites for solar power

June 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council voted unanimously to approve an energy company looking to install solar panels on several sites in Southington. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the project would take advantage of some sites currently not being used to generate power with the hopes of saving utility costs. During a recent…

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Zoni looks to retain seat in 81st district;

June 6, 2014
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Zoni looks to retain seat in 81st district;

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A lifelong resident of Southington, State Representative Dave Zoni plans to continue serving the community he spends time in each week. Whether meeting with town officials at a council meeting or speaking with parents and teachers about the importance of early childhood education, Zoni said he has enjoyed representing Southington…

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