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Searching for perfection;

May 23, 2014
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Searching for perfection;

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, May 14, Davina Hernandez yelled back at the dugout in frustration as she swung an imaginary bat. “Like this,” she instructed as she motioned a level slap at an invisible pitch. “You’re swinging up at the ball.” Southington is cruising toward the finish line for another undefeated season.…

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Town officials and business leaders talk Plantsville Renaissance

May 23, 2014
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Town officials and business leaders talk Plantsville Renaissance

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From municipal parking lots to signage to traffic, town officials and local business owners addressed a variety of issues while walking through downtown Plantsville last week. Hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the walk-through is an annual activity that provides business owners and town officials an opportunity to discuss…

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Library to apply for grant; Funds could cover expansion costs

May 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in the process of applying for a state grant that would cover the construction costs of its planned expansion. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to support the grant, which is provided by the State Library Board. Town Manager Garry Brumback said…

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Relay for Life kicks off next week

May 23, 2014
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Relay for Life kicks off next week

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Relay for Life scheduled to kick off next week, teams throughout Southington are wrapping up their fundraisers in preparation of the annual event. For members of the Jean’s Angels team, hosting seven fundraisers at Wendy’s on Queen Street before the annual event served as a way to give back…

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The Pink Knights; Baseball wins on and off the field

May 23, 2014
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The Pink Knights; Baseball wins on and off the field

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s easy to get caught up in the hype as two conference shutouts pushed the Blue Knight baseball team to the top of the Class LL standings. It’s easy to get lost in postseason predictions and championship dreams. That’s why Blue Knight coach Charlie Lembo draped his team in pink…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Tech committee looks into possibilities with long term plan

May 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Technology Committee has geared up for the second year of infrastructure upgrades in the school district, discussing different ways to enhance the use of devices by students and teachers. During a recent Board of Education meeting, Karen Veilleux, the school district’s technology director, presented an update on the committee’s…

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These students are tops in their class

May 22, 2014
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These students are tops in their class

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With graduation less than a month away, Southington High School has announced the top three students in the Class of 2014. For seniors Alex Queen, Dan Connolly and Alexis Dziubek, graduating at the top of their senior class means that four years of hard work and dedication paid off. Southington…

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Police participating in Click It or Ticket program

May 21, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is taking part in Click It or Ticket and is urging residents to buckle up. Beginning on Monday, May 19, law enforcement officials have been out in full force taking part in the enforcement mobilization that is cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under the influence or driving…

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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

May 21, 2014
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Southington movie theatre sold to Starplex

Starplex Cinemas has announced that it has acquired the Rave Southington movie theatre at 1821 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Starplex Cinemas is converting the theatre to 100 percent digital projection. The purchase comes a new businesses could be sprouting up near the cinema. During a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting earlier this year, Chris Gagnon, a civil…

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