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Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger gives a talk at the Summit at Plantsville

April 12, 2014
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Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger gives a talk at the Summit at Plantsville

By Ed Harris Editor Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger recently spoke to a small crowd at The Summit at Plantsville, talking about underwear, his large family that includes 13 brothers and sisters, trips to church and goofy thoughts. In the end, everything came together and offered tips on succeeding and getting ahead. “Get rid of your goofy…

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The first lady of softball; Hernandez becomes the 3rd coach in the program

April 11, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s hard to believe that Davina Hernandez is just the third person to grab the reigns of Southington’s softball program, but the first-year coach has already settled nicely into her new position. At a preseason practice, she drives a ball deep into right field and stops the drill to give…

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Zoning approves subdivision on Loper Street

April 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously in approval of an application for a six-lot subdivision on Loper Street, while discussing the possibility of adding sidewalks in the plan. During a public hearing at a recent Planning and Zoning meeting, Stephen Giudice, the owner of Harry E. Cole & Son…

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Knights reload for a title run; Baseball sports new faces; same high expectations

April 11, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington graduated almost enough baseball players to field a pair of varsity teams. The Blue Knights return only two players with double-digit at bats from last year’s Class LL runner up squad. Last year’s infield is already making plays at a handful of college programs. Why then is Coach Charlie…

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Southington Genealogical Society celebrates 30 years

April 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Carolyn Mansolf’s family has connections to the town of Southington that date back to the 1700s. Growing up in the “city of progress,” Mansolf said she always knew her family had a history with the First Congregational Church, but never knew how or when it started. “My mother always told…

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Brass blast returns; Looking for Guinness World Record

April 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Last year, the 2nd Annual Southington Brass Blast brought about 300 brass instrument players together, all from different towns and generations for one goal, to support children and music education. “It’s a universal experience for folks,” said Erik Semmel, who organizes the brass festival. “Multi-generations all come together.” Since 2012,…

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Last leg of the journey; Golf’s looking to finish what they started in 2013

April 11, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer There were no heartfelt goodbyes when Coach Jim DiNello faced his golfers for the last time in 2013. There was only a shared disappointment about their postseason finish, and a shared resolve about finishing the job. For the Southington golfers, the nine month break was more like a halftime than…

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Cox retires after 20 years

April 11, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After serving as the Director of Operations for 20 years in the Southington school district, Fred Cox has decided to retire at the end of the school year. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Southington Supt. of Schools Dr. Joseph Erardi announced the retirement of Cox, catching the Director…

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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

April 10, 2014
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Two women charged with theft after using open house ruse

Two women are under arrest after police said they used a ruse during an open house to steal jewelry from residences. According to the arrest warrants, Sharon Nigosanti, 44, of Deep River and Angela Ruitto, 27, of Old Saybrook, attended an open house in Southington on January 13, under the ruse that they were a…

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Nature center under construction at Sloper

April 10, 2014
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Nature center under construction at Sloper

For the last few years, a community collaboration between the Southington Board of Education, the Southington Education Foundation and YMCA Camp Sloper has been the key to giving every fourth grader in town the opportunity for a hands-on science experience. The program, called Science at Sloper, started as a pilot program funded by SEF to…

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