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Blue Knights cruise past Hall; Boys Track team wins easily in the season opener

April 18, 2014
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Blue Knights cruise past Hall; Boys Track team wins easily in the season opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer Stephen Barmore came just a few tenths of a second from qualifying for the postseason in three events. Matt Bennett has two qualifying distances under his belt. The Blue Knights wasted no time in their pursuit of the 2014 postseason. The 89-60 win over Hall was never in question. The…

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Searching for perfection; Softball still isn’t satisfied with 2 lopsided wins

April 18, 2014
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Searching for perfection; Softball still isn’t satisfied with 2 lopsided wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer Davina Hernandez’ voice cracked and sputtered as she greeted reporters on the mound at the end of her first week. The big smile was from a pair of lopsided victories. The broken voice was from her untiring work on the sidelines. The Lady Knight softball team exploded into the spring…

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Scouts receive message from space

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter All it took was one click on Twitter for Boy Scout Troop 45 of St. Paul’s Church in Southington to ultimately communicate with NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio. The Scouts were viewing Mastracchio’s Twitter account one day when they stumbled upon a picture he posted during his six-month assignment on the…

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Local students are inventive

April 18, 2014
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Local students are inventive

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Fourth grader Joey Mazzarella of Thalberg School always knew it was difficult for students to carry their lunches every day while walking the hallways with their backpacks in tow. In order to make lunch time less stressful, he created “Lunch on a roll,” using a variety of materials such as…

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Bradley to close inpatient unit; Emergency room to remain open

April 18, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter Representatives from Bradley Memorial Hospital have reassured town officials that the hospital will remain in use, despite the recent announcement of the desire to close the inpatient unit. In a memo sent to all employees of the hospital last week, Hartford Healthcare Senior Vice President Lucille Janatka said the Hospital…

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Nancy Nurtures donates 1,000 pounds of food to Community Services

April 17, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Local community group Nancy Nurtures recently donated 1,000 pounds of food to the Southington Community Services food pantry. “This is the second year that Nancy Nurtures had a food drive for the Southington Community Services food pantry,” said Mark Fazzolari, assistant director for Community Services. “Nancy Nurtures and Tops have been…

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Council approves cell tower proposal

April 16, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a Verizon cell tower on East Street. During the meeting, council members voted 6 to 0 in approval of the location of the cell tower, which will be located on the northeast section of the leaf site on East Street, reported…

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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

April 16, 2014
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Southington says goodbye to Dr. Erardi

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Reporter School and town officials expressed their gratitude for the work of Dr. Joseph Erardi last week during a Board of Education meeting on April 11, saying farewell to the Southington Supt. of Schools who has accepted the new role of Newtown Superintendent. Southington High School teacher Bob Brown, who presented…

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Police investigating armed robbery at Dunkin Donuts

April 15, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery of a Dunkin Donuts that occurred over the weekend. According to police, the Dunkin Donuts at 262 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike was robbed, at gunpoint, on Saturday, April 12, at 8:30 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, approximately 6’ tall, wearing all black clothing…

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Moose sighted in Southington

April 15, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued an alert to motorists about a reported moose sighting in Southington. The moose was spotted on West Street near Interstate 84, and was last seen entering a swamp area that abuts the highway, according to the alert. “Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because…

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