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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
Mission: Wolf highlights the wolves plight and they brought a few that interacted with the crowd at an event last week at Kennedy Middle School. 
The interaction included some nose nudging and sniffing.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy Middle School was bittersweet, because it is Mission: Wolf co-founders…

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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

October 24, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Michael John Williams, left and Captain Jim Passereli, right, stand with Southington High School teacher Bob Brown, center, following the induction ceremony into the Wall of Honor at the school.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School (SHS) Wall of Honor Committee inducted five graduates, including a research astronomer, a renowned choreographer, a Coast Guard hero, a leader in motor vehicles, and an international relations expert to the Wall of Honor Monday evening. “Its amazing when you look at who goes up here…

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Taming the conference; Girls finish 2nd in CCC West; Boys place 4th

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sean Garrison leads a pack of runners at Wickham Park during the CCC Championship meet on Oct. 16.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer The pain was etched across her face as Gabi Napoli clawed her way toward the finish line. Southington’s frontrunner, Lauren Perkowski, was still in her sights, and the junior runner hobbled up the final hill in hot pursuit. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, fallen runners littered the Wickham Park course when…

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Postseason bound; Field Hockey’s in uncharted waters

October 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Meagan Asklar pushes past an East Catholic defender during a 4-0 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Zazzaro charged the cage. Allie Abacherli converted the goal, and Coach Erin Luddy breathed a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, East Catholic’s second year program battled the Knights in a scoreless tied for more than a full quarter, but Abacherli’s goal opened the gates. Over the next…

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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Rachel Huff

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play. “This is my favorite show ever. It’s really funny,” said…

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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

October 22, 2014
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By John Goralski
Blue Knight guard Tyler DiTunno clears the way for Alessio Diana during a 48-0 win over Hall on Friday, Oct. 17.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer On the second play from scrimmage, Jasen Rose connected with Alex Jamele for a 64-yard touchdown pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Zack Spooner pounced on a loose ball deep in Hall’s zone to set up a second Southington score just two plays later. Last season, Hall spoiled Southington’s…

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Plans set for annual Halloween in Plantsville

October 19, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 18th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 23 (with a rain date Oct. 24), from 5:30 to 8 p.m. “It’s a safe, free…

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Electronic medical record system utilized

October 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With some financial assistance from the Bradley Barnes Trust, the Central Connecticut Senior Health Services (CCSHS) was able to implement a new electronically medical record (EMR) system at the three senior living facilities in Southington. The CCSHS applied for a grant last year through the Main Street Community Foundation and…

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Act On It vandalism campaign has volunteer help

October 17, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Businesses in town that experience vandalism will now be able to receive volunteer help to clean their facility, free of charge, as a part of the Act On It anti-vandalism campaign in town. Businesses can call Youth Services at 860-276-6281 to get volunteer help to clean and remove graffiti from…

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Seven in a row; Swimmers sink Farmington

October 17, 2014
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By John Goralski
Ashley Christensen competes in the 200 freestyle during a 95-73 win over Farmington on Monday, Oct. 6.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Farmington swimmers battled for first place in the opening relay, but it was already clear that Southington was the team to beat. The Indian anchor tipped the wall at the end of the medley relay, but there were Lady Knight swimmers on either side of her at the finish. Sure,…

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