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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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Town and businesses talk liquor law issues

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer After a few incidents of vandalism and other appropriate behavior downtown, town officials met with business owners in town to discuss ways to make it safer. Business owners made a couple of requests at the meeting, like a stronger police presence and training on the application of liquor laws. Town…

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West Center Street Ext. closed until 4 p.m.

August 6, 2014
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Due to ongoing paving work,  West Center St. Extension, in the area of Mount Vernon Road, is closed to all through traffic.  Residents and Emergency vehicles will be allowed through. The road should be reopened no later than 4 p.m. this afternoon.

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Arts Council to again host Artists with Disabilities

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year, the Southington Arts Council, Inc. will host the “Artists With Disabilities Exhibit” at The Paris In Plantsville Gallery. Carole Milano, director of the Arts Council, said that she got the idea for the exhibit from the Southbury Training School where her sister resided. Her sister Kathleen,…

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Town, SFD sued over fatal June fire

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The family of a teen who died in fire at Summer Brook Apartments in June has filed a lawsuit against the town and the Southington Fire Department for negligence. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Kristen Milano, 19, refers to the performance of the Southington Fire Department as a failure.…

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Health district holds open house to showcase services

August 3, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Plainville-Southington Health District officials recently held an open house to inform the public about the support and services that they provide for the two towns. Shane Lockwood, director of the Plainville-Southington Health district and Deputy Commissioner Katherine Lewis, from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, led the information session and…

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