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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

June 23, 2014
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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

The death of a 19-year-old woman in an apartment fire in Southington has been ruled a homicide, the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The agency determined that Kristen Milano died of smoke inhalation in Sunday’s blaze at the Summer Brook Apartments. Authorities, however, would not say why they thought Milano’s death was a…

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South End alum take trip down memory lane

June 22, 2014
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South End alum take trip down memory lane

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Twenty-eight students from the 2007 fifth grade class at South End Elementary School returned to their old stomping grounds to open a time capsule they put together seven years ago. Two of the student’s former teachers, Rita Stearn and Betty Brown were also on hand for the time capsule opening.…

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Last man standing; Matt Bennett just missed NE meet

June 22, 2014
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Last man standing; Matt Bennett just  missed NE meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Matt Bennett never complained when the heavy rains flooded across the throwing circle even though it was apparent that it cost him a return trip to the New England Championship. With the slick conditions, Bennett’s spins weren’t as crisp. With the lack of momentum, his throws weren’t as far. On…

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Roadwork is set for School and DeFashion Streets

June 21, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are preparing to address the issues on School and DeFashion Streets as they prepare to repair the nearby Old Mountain Bridge. The road repair work is slated to take place this summer. “The whole area needs some rehabilitation,” said Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback and other town officials held…

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Building to the best;

June 20, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer A small gallery of coaches and players gathered at the fringe of the final green to watch Eric Flood chip the ball a few feet from the 18th hole. The Southington senior flashed a smile at his teammates, grabbed his putter, and sauntered onto the green elbow-to-elbow with some of…

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The Summit honors veterans

June 20, 2014
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The Summit honors veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Summit at Plantsville recently recognized its veterans for their service with a wall of honor. The Summit honored its residents along with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. More than 30 veterans were honored during last week’s ceremony. Town Manager Garry Brumback gave a brief thank you to show his appreciation…

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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

June 20, 2014
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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School teacher, army veteran, football coach and science fiction author are just a few ways one could define the accomplished . This fall, competitive dancer can be added to the list. Durbin, or the Colonel as some know him, will dance for charity in Dancing with Our Heroes,…

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Back-to-back champions; Lady Knights outlast Amity in 15-inning title contest

June 20, 2014
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Back-to-back champions; Lady Knights outlast Amity in 15-inning title contest

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches and fans were already noticing fatigue with the pitchers when Southington came to the plate at the bottom of the 15th inning. On Saturday, June 14, the game was already dragging toward the three and a half hour mark, and the moon was already climbing high into the sky.…

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Southington High ranked as one of the best high schools

June 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School reached to the top on a national scale, as it recently was included in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. The report, which involved a three-step process to determine the results, ranked Southington High number 34 out of over 200 best high…

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Loss in the finals; Amity wins championship rematch

June 20, 2014
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Loss in the finals; Amity wins championship rematch

By John Goralski Sports Writer Blue Knight coach Charlie Lembo slumped against the wall as a flood of reporters engulfed him in the Middletown dugout. His Blue Knight baseball team was the last one playing at the high school during one of the most prolific springs in recent history. The Knights led early and were…

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