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Southington entrepreneurs help homeowners, give back to community

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From the time Luke Florian, of Southington, was in middle school, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in the real estate business. At the age of 18, he purchased his first income property. By age 27, the entrepreneur already co-founded his real estate company, Elite Property, LLC, and…

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Veterans Committee adopts mission statement

February 8, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the Southington Board of Education voting unanimously to adopt an official mission statement for the Veterans Committee, the school district has reaffirmed to “never forget” the sacrifices of military service members from the past and present. “I see tonight as the exemplar for this entire country at every local…

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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

February 7, 2014
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Gymnasts continue to roll; Lady Knights improve to 7-0 with win over Farmington

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t spectacular. It wasn’t their highest score of the season, but on Saturday, Feb. 1, the Knights did what they had to do to win. Nagging injuries continued to plague the Lady Knight gymnasts. Many were tired after a night of club gymnastics just a few hours earlier, but…

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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

February 7, 2014
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Hoops professor; The Blue Knights mourn the loss of their former basketball coach

By John Goralski Sports Writer If you wanted to showcase your shooting skills, Coach John Salerno was rarely impressed. The former Blue Knight basketball coach seemed to be more concerned with the little things in the games that usually go unnoticed. Salerno approached the game of basketball like a master at a chess board. So…

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Youth grows giant cabbage and wins scholarship

February 7, 2014
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Youth grows giant cabbage and wins scholarship

By Ed Harris Editor A St. Dominic School fourth grader was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship for growing a 10 pound cabbage as part of a national program. Last year, Vincent Rappoccio’s third grade class participated in the National Bonnie Plants Cabbage Program. The school’s entire third grade class participated in the program, which was…

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Ben’s Bells at Hatton; School starts new year with kindness

February 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students at Hatton Elementary school kicked off their own town meeting with a promise to make the new year all about acts of kindness. Fifth graders serving on the STEPS ABC Committee hosted the event, leading other students and faculty members in the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.…

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Southington Grand List increases by 1.13 percent

February 7, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington’s 2013 Grand List has increased overall by 1.13 percent to $3,773,777,166, according to the town’s Department of Assessors. The Grand List, which comes out every year, measures the net assessment for property in the community in three areas, including real estate, motor vehicle and personal property. In 2012, the…

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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

February 7, 2014
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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Middletown defender managed to get her hands on the basketball, and it launched a Blue Dragon fast break in the waning minutes of the opening half. Middletown’s guard sprinted the length of the floor with nobody in front of her. But as she skipped toward the basket for an…

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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

February 7, 2014
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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A trio of Wildcats were flirting with 10 points by the end of the first half. By the end of the game, all but two of Lincoln’s players were in double digits. The two that didn’t had scored nine points apiece. On Saturday, Feb. 1, fans packed the Bristol Eastern…

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Best Buddies receives donation

February 6, 2014
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Best Buddies receives donation

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Best Buddies Club at Southington High School fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities. From bowling and mini golf to holiday parties and dances to athletic events, members of the Best Buddies Club at the high School take part in a variety of different activities with…

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