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How low can they go?; Golfers score 141 at Hawks Landing CC

May 16, 2014
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How low can they go?; Golfers score 141 at Hawks Landing CC

By John Goralski Sports Writer Dave Valentukonis and Eric Flood watched intently as Newington’s top golfer lined up his final putt. The entire foursome seemed to hold their breath as the ball skipped toward the hole. When it dropped, a cheer swept through all four of them. “He shot a 29,” Valentukonis yelled toward his…

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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

May 16, 2014
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High school students learn the dangers of distracted driving

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A damaged van parked outside Southington High School last week served as a reminder for students about the consequences of distracted driving. The van, which was actually involved in a texting and driving incident, served as one part of a presentation that has become a tradition at Southington High: the…

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Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

May 16, 2014
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Pieces of the Puzzle; Knights are building to the tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Lou Gianacopolos is approaching the season like a cross word enthusiast attacks the Sunday paper, and he’s been slowly chipping away at the answer. This week, the Knight coach learned a little more about his growing squad. They dispatched their first opponent easily. They rebounded from a win to…

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Wheeler Clinic helps to take STEPS against underage drinking

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Over the past four years, a group of Southington parents have volunteered their time to help promote a safe and drug-free community for all children and families. Last week, the STEPS coalition celebrated the work of these volunteers, who form The Southington Parents Raising Healthy Teens Committee, also known as…

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Budget passed following debate

May 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council passed the budget Monday night, after hours of debate on the general government side. The school board budget passed unanimously, as presented. During the meeting, council members voted along party lines, 5 to 3, in favor of accepting the governmental budget as presented, which is a total…

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Board of Finance sets new mill rate

May 15, 2014
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The Board of Finance voted unanimously to set the mill rate for the new fiscal year that will result in a tax increase of 3.3 percent. During a meeting Wednesday night, the finance board approved a mill rate of 28.36 mills, an increase of .9 over the adopted mill rate of 27.46 mills. Last year,…

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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

May 15, 2014
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Still no challenge; Wins keep coming for Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Davina Hernandez was forced to switch her lineup with two starters nursing injuries at the start of the week, and the coach decided to rest her starter to give Brenna Sarantides a chance to throw some pitches. The Knights never missed a step. The Knights opened the week with a…

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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

May 15, 2014
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New superintendent named; Timothy Connellan coming from Oxford

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After several months of a comprehensive search process, the Southington school system now has a new superintendent. The Board of Education appointed Timothy Connellan as the new superitendent Monday night. Serving as Superintendent of Oxford Schools since 2012, Connellan accepted a three-year contract with the district, and will begin his…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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Business owner organizes fund raiser to help ailing youth

May 14, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Amy Stedman of Southington has known her friend Carrie Cameron of Bristol for at least 30 years. Both attended junior high school together in Southington and Stedman said she knew that Cameron would always show her support. However, she never imagined how her long-time friend would give back to her…

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