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A journey of ‘Ten Million Steps’

May 2, 2014
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A journey of ‘Ten Million Steps’

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When people ask Joe Hurley what he needed the most to walk 3,600 miles on Route 6, he replies, “luck.” Ten years ago, Hurley, a retired newspaper reporter who worked at the News-Times in Danbury, walked 3,600 miles (ten million steps) on Route 6, the longest highway in the U.S,…

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Southington students delve into the world of robotics with LEGOs

May 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is a global robotics program that gives children ages 9 to 14 the opportunity to explore science and technology while tapping into their creativity through hands-on activities. For ten students at Thalberg Elementary School, this opportunity serves as a first-time learning experience, which just began in…

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Responding to pressure; Baseball bounces back after a tough loss

May 2, 2014
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Responding to pressure; Baseball bounces back after a tough loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Rivera opened the second inning with a double up the middle. Mike Rogalski drew a walk. Joe Daigle bunted them over, so that Nick Calabrese’s double cleared the bases. Adam Wilson followed with a hit. Josh Makles scored him with a double, and when the dust settled on the…

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There’s no time for practice; Volleyball sweeps through three games in three days

May 2, 2014
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There’s no time for practice; Volleyball sweeps through three games in three days

By John Goralski Sports Writer With a 2-0 lead after two games, Blue Knight coach Lou Gianacopolos shuffled volleyball players in and out of the lineup like a Las Vegas blackjack dealer. There was no urgency in the game, but Gianacopolos was urgently shifting his rotation. With three games in as many days, Gianacopolos wasn’t…

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Boys are closing in on tourney bid

May 2, 2014
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Boys are closing in on tourney bid

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jared DeFeo had just a few ticks of the clock to make a decision. Should he try to force the ball back to Southington’s scorer or take a shot himself? With 15 seconds left, the Knights crafted a set play during a timeout. The first chance failed. DeFeo’s didn’t. Southington…

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Battling the CCC West; Golfers hold their own at home and on the road

May 2, 2014
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Battling the CCC West; Golfers hold their own at home and on the road

By John Goralski Sports Writer The wind whistled across the front window of the clubhouse and four wind-burned Knights stared at the door, waiting for the final golfer. The senior co-captains matched NW Catholic’s top guns over nine holes. The sophomore phenoms had actually built a nice lead in the second foursome. On most days,…

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Lady Knights post an almost perfect week

May 1, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer In the bottom of the fifth inning a Lady Knight fielder misplayed the softball, and a Farmington runner raced out the ball to second. She advanced to third base on a passed ball, but that’s as far as she got. An infield ground ball and two strikeouts secured the no-hitter.…

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Budget backed at public hearing; Council to vote on the proposal May 12

May 1, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington residents who spoke at the Town Council’s public hearing Monday night offered their support to the proposed 2014-2015 total municipal budget, which will result in about a 3.3 percent tax increase for residents. The school board’s proposed budget is a total of $87,072,005 for 2014-2015, which reflects an increase…

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New assistant principal at SHS

April 30, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School has welcomed a new assistant principal. The school board voted unanimously in approval to appoint Dianne Holst-Grubbe to the position of Assistant Principal. Holding a Master of Arts Degree in Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, Grubbe has experience working in several different school…

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Eagle Scout project to honor soldiers

April 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A local Boy Scout is honoring wounded military members through his Eagle Scout project along a portion of Rails to Trails. Andrew Krar, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 45 at St. Paul’s Church in Southington, has prepared to move forward in building a pavilion dedicated to the Wounded…

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