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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

January 11, 2014
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Cyber Knights begin planning stages for robotics

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington High School Cyber Knights team kicked off its 2014 season Saturday, with an all day kickoff event that included a new rookie partner team from Plainville High School. The Cyber Knights team is now in its seventeenth year and currently consists of 65 students. The team is supported by…

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Consistency; Warrior-Knights have been up-and-down in early season

January 10, 2014
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Consistency; Warrior-Knights have been up-and-down in early season

By John Goralski Sports Writer With two minutes elapsed in the final period, Hall-Southington finally broke through. Dave Valentukonis pushed the puck forward on a fast break. Cody Backus fell forward as he reached for the goal, and officials signaled the end of the scoreless tie. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the hockey co-op put a…

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Patchwork; Wrestling team’s still filling out the roster

January 10, 2014
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Patchwork; Wrestling team’s still filling out the roster

By John Goralski Sports Writer The tournament field read like a Who’s Who with top teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont crammed into the Southington High School gym. In most years, the powerhouse field would have been a welcomed challenge for Derek Dion and his Blue Knight wrestlers. But this is no typical year. Scheduling…

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Mount Southington turns 50

January 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Steve Positano of Bristol, the thought of Ski Mount Southington turning 50 years old this month is unimaginable. Serving full-time as the Snow Sports School director, Positano has worked at Mount Southington for 23 years, and remembers learning the ins and outs of the slopes there as a child.…

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Minimum wage increases; Local businesses may experience setbacks

January 10, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Minimum wage workers throughout the state will see an increase in their paychecks. As of January 1, the state raised the minimum wage from $8.25 to $8.70, the first of two scheduled increases as a result of a new law Governor Dannel Malloy signed last year. By 2015, the minimum…

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Larkin sworn in as town clerk

January 10, 2014
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Larkin sworn in as town clerk

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington recently welcomed its new town clerk, Kathy Larkin, as she was sworn in by former town clerk Leslie Cotton on Monday. With 28 years of experience working in the Southington Town Clerk’s office, Larkin said she has enjoyed working for the town. Right after high school, Larkin had a…

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Erardi could possibly leave to become superintendent in Newtown

January 8, 2014
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Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi is the “candidate of choice” for the superintendent position in Newtown, according to a recent email sent out to school faculty. “There is not another job in the country that I would be interested in other than in Newtown,” said Dr. Erardi in the e-mail, adding that Newtown officials…

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Town prepares for another arctic cold snap

January 6, 2014
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Southington is preparing for another bout of arctic air tonight through tomorrow that will potentially leave temperatures below zero. Temperatures tomorrow are expected to range between zero and -15, factoring in wind chill. According to weather services, the region can expect wind gusts as high as 40 mph. The forecast is expected to ease up…

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YMCA set to dive into the Polar Plunge

January 6, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington YMCA plans to kick off its ninth annual Polar Plunge on January 18, giving members of the community an opportunity to jump into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event features nine different…

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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

January 5, 2014
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Obstacle race set at Camp Sloper

By Ed Harris Editor Southington YMCA officials are planning a Storm Sloper Trails Challenge for early next year. The race is billed as being part run, part obstacle course and part scavenger hunt. “It is very much like a Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder, but at the same time it is its own unique event,”…

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