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Wrestlers grapple for tournament medals; Murillo claims 2 tournament titles; Southington athletes go 9-0 in the medal rounds

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The scramble has already begun to overcome a late start, but Southington wrestlers have already shown a hint of what’s in store. The Blue Knights only sent eight wrestlers to the annual Lancer Tournament in Waterford as they continue to play catch-up following football’s run to a Class LL title.…

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Learning from the loss; Lady Knights battle against Suffield’s experience

January 3, 2014
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Learning from the loss; Lady Knights battle against Suffield’s experience

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Mike Forgione’s game plan focused on Suffield guard Merideth Ouellette even though few fans in this part of the state have ever heard her name. From the opening whistle, the Lady Knights swarmed the 5-foot-6 junior. They stepped in passing lanes and waved hands in her face whenever possible.…

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Gazing into the crystal ball; Town officials talk about the new year’s issues

January 3, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With 2014 in full swing, Southington officials look forward to continuing their priorities from last year, while addressing new ones. For Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Mike DelSanto, the new year means continuing the work his department started last year while starting the ground work to address new issues.…

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Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

January 3, 2014
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Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In just a few years time, 40 percent of the adult population in Southington will be of senior citizen age, according to Mark White, the vice president of Calendar House. With the growing number of senior citizens in town comes a plan to bring additional classes and activities as well…

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Brumback lays out 48 hour plan to handle winter storm

January 2, 2014
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Expecting severe weather this evening, Town Manager Garry Brumback has laid out an attack plan for the next two days. “During the next 48 hours we are expecting severe weather with heavy snow and bitter cold,” Brumback said in an email release. Brumback said the highway staff would remain on duty until the snow storm…

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Town to implement parking ban due to impending storm

January 2, 2014
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Due to the impending storm, the Southington Police Department is implementing a parking ban on all town streets, beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday Jan.2. The parking ban will run until further notice.

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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

December 30, 2013
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Police searching for two suspects in 7-11 armed robbery

The Southington Police Department is searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the 7-11 on Queen Street on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Video surveillance footage from the store showed two suspects entered the store at approximately 03:14 am. One of the suspects went behind the counter with the store clerk. The store clerk…

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Taking a look back at the top stories from 2013

December 30, 2013
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By Combined Staff As we wind down 2013, we think back on some of the top stories from the previous year. An era ended in Southington with the passing of former town manager John Weichsel. The Smoron controversy seems as if it has reached its end. Republicans remained in control of the town following November’s…

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Rotary continues the fight to eradicate polio

December 29, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 1979, Rotary clubs banded together to help immunize millions of children with polio in the Philippines. By 1985, Rotary International launched PolioPlus, the first and largest internationally coordinated private-sector advocacy of a public health initiative, according to the organization’s website. Just three years later, Rotary raised $247 million for…

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Study shows trends in children and families in the immediate area

December 28, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A recent “State of the Community” study shows emerging trends of children and families in Greater New Britain, providing insight for local communities, service providers and grantmakers. The study, funded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain and facilitated by Connecticut Voices for Children, reveals challenges that local communities,…

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