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Cyber Knights end another season with trip to World Championship

May 7, 2014
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The Southington High School Cyber Knights have wrapped up their season after competing in the World Championship held in St. Louis. Travelling with their friends of Team 558 from New Haven’s Hill Regional High School, the Cyber Knights competed in Archimedes, one of four divisions, against 100 robots from five different countries. They traveled together…

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Milford man charged with copper wire theft

May 7, 2014
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A Milford man was arrested for the ongoing theft of copper wire and cable from Guitar Center. On Friday, May 2, Benjamin M. Fidanza, 27, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. According to a release from the Southington Police Department, the arrest followed the investigations of a theft of…

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Local gives back during alternative spring break

May 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington resident Al Vojtila, spring break meant giving back to residents of New Orleans still affected by Hurricane Katrina. Currently a freshman at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., Vojtila participated in the Alternative Spring Break in March, volunteering with eight other students with the Gulf coast Volunteers for the…

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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

May 3, 2014
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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

By Ed Harris Editor The American Legion Auxiliary is back in the book business. Up until a few months ago, the auxiliary had utilized two Got Books bins to help fund literacy programs in the local school system. However, the company went out of business, putting a stop to the practice. Now a new company,…

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Rolling with the punches; Shifting lineups don’t matter to the Lady Knights

May 2, 2014
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Rolling with the punches; Shifting lineups don’t matter to the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Cassidy Race slipped into the No. 2 singles position and never missed a beat. Caroline Barry moved into a vacant singles position to win her first varsity singles match. On Friday, April 23, the Lady Knight tennis team had a different lineup, but never missed a step. With a 7-0…

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Six grade students enriched in college classes

May 2, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Katherine Drechsler and Morgan Duling of DePaolo Middle School recently made a public service announcement (PSA) video called, “Be a Buddy…Not a Bully.” Besides displaying recent facts about bullying nationwide, the video also featured school administrators, faculty and other students holding up signs to share the PSA’s message of anti-bullying…

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Surviving spring sweeps; Boys focus on fundamentals during lopsided wins

May 2, 2014
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Surviving spring sweeps; Boys focus on fundamentals during lopsided wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer Luke Pfanzelt was the only one to sweep every set to capture two wins, but everyone else still won in straight sets. The Blue Knight tennis team resumed action last week with a pair of shutouts against undermatched teams. The Knights improved to 3-0 in the early season, but Coach…

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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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