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Local boy has his wish granted

May 9, 2014
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Local boy has his wish granted

Nine-year-old Andrew Hedberg of Southington, walked downstairs with his eyes closed in anticipation of seeing his newly renovated room. With friends and family by his side, Andrew opened his eyes in excitement during the unveiling of a nautical themed room, equipped with a foosball table, a flat screen TV, a popcorn machine and a pool…

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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

May 9, 2014
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Council approves Beecher Street sale for $200,000

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously in approval of a contract for the sale of 49 Beecher Street. During a recent meeting, council members voted 8 to 0 to sell 49 Beecher Street to Mat Florian of Florian Properties, who will submit the property to be listed with the Connecticut…

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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

May 9, 2014
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High School student wins award for Unified Sports program

When Nick Oropallo walks the hallways of Southington High School, he greets every student and faculty member he knows with a smile. When Nick is playing basketball on the court or on the field kicking a soccer ball in the Unified Sports program, he treats his teammates the same way, cheering them on during tournaments.…

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Beating the learning curve;Girls tennis survives first test of the season

May 9, 2014
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Beating the learning curve;Girls tennis survives first test of the season

By John Goralski Sports Writer Robin Thompson herded her team back onto the tennis courts as Conard’s players filed onto their bus. Fans waited patiently as the coach huddled with her team for a long debriefing. On Thursday, May 1, the Lady Knights faced their first test of the season in their conference opener. The…

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Golfers break 150 barrier

May 8, 2014
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Golfers break 150 barrier

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jim DiNello had no idea what to expect when he watched his team tee off on Thursday, May 1. Torrential rains had turned the Southington course into a wet sponge. Fairways were wet. Cart paths were muddy, and greens were slower than Los Angeles traffic. Nobody would have predicted…

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Kennedy Middle School announces third period honor roll

May 8, 2014
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first honors: Lexi Almeida, Katherine Barner, Morgan Barnum, Ryan Barretta, Samantha Barrows, Jessica Bartsch, Nashita Begum, Alexander Belanger, Kayley Benson, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala, Lauren Boucher, Faith Breen, Caleb Brick, Evan Brown, Emma Brush, William Carr, Aaron Case, Max Casella, Ryan Catlin,…

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Lacrosse splits week; Win over Pomperaug clinches postseason

May 8, 2014
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Lacrosse splits week; Win over Pomperaug clinches postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer For four quarters, the Blue Knights pummeled the Pomperaug defense. For four quarters, Southington matched Xavier’s torrid attack. Southington won the first game easily and just fell short in the second one, but it was good enough to secure their seventh win of the season to keep their postseason streak…

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Softball wins battle of unbeatens; Lady Knights hold onto the top spot in the Class LL rankings

May 8, 2014
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Softball wins battle of unbeatens; Lady Knights hold onto the top spot in the Class LL rankings

By John Goralski Sports Writer For three innings, Maloney’s sophomore ace was matching Southington’s veteran pitch for pitch. Close calls weren’t going Southington’s way, and it was etched on the Lady Knight faces. Coach Davina Hernandez could see frustration mounting on her players’ faces, so she huddled her team for a pep talk. “I told…

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Southington Drive-in set to open next month

May 8, 2014
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Southington Drive-in set to open next month

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Movie lovers can expect to see more Disney movies and an expanded Neighbor Night for the fifth season of the Southington Drive-In, which is scheduled to kick off next month. “It’s going to be another great season,” said Council Chairman and Drive-in Committee head Mike Riccio, during a recent Town…

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Clean up set for superfund site

May 7, 2014
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After just over a year of construction at the SRSNE Superfund Site in Southington, a key part of the environmental cleanup was set to start this week. In-Situ Thermal Remediation (ISTR) is being used to remove solvents from contaminated area of soil at the site.  ISTR uses electrical heaters in the ground to vaporize the…

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