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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

January 24, 2014
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The Head of the Class; Knights edge Glastonbury in Class L rivalry

By John Goralski Sports Writer Fan packed into the seats alongside the beam and crowded into the spaces between mats. Spectators huddled in every open space just to catch a glimpse of the regular season rivalry between Glastonbury gymnasts and  the Lady Knights. Most pundits predict that the Class L title will come down to…

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$87.3 million school board budget proposed

January 24, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington School Supt. Dr. Joseph Erardi presented his proposed budget before the Board of Education during a recent budget workshop. According to the Superintendent’s Operating Budget report, the proposed budget for 2014-2015 is $87,259, 873—an increase of 3.59 percent over this current year adopted budget. The adopted budget for this…

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Yale Invitational Meet; Knights take advantage of regular season finale

January 24, 2014
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Yale Invitational Meet; Knights take advantage of regular season finale

By John Goralski Sports Writer Every minute, a whistle rented the air at Coxe Cage in New Haven as wave after wave of sprinters circled the Yale track. On Friday, Jan. 17, five Southington girls and six local boys were sprinkled into 28 heats of the 300m in a field of over 300 sprinters. On…

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Southington celebrates Relay with dinner

January 24, 2014
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Southington celebrates Relay with dinner

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Relay for Life held its annual kick off recently, celebrating the town’s success of benefiting cancer research while getting ready for this year’s event. “It gets them psyched about Relay,” said Event Chair Joyce McAloon, adding that team captains and members of the Relay Committee from last year…

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Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

January 24, 2014
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Veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer “Pride,” “freedom,” and “courage” are just several of over a dozen words inscribed on a quilt that Peter W. Longo of Southington received in honor of serving his country. From 1951 to 1954, Longo served in the 82ndAirborne Division, so his wife, Dolores— along with John DeMello, a family friend…

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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

January 24, 2014
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Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond during Southington YMCA’s ninth annual Polar Plunge—all for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event featured nine different teams made up of local politicians, school staff and officials, YMCA employees,…

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Barnes Trust awards $635,000 for three capital projects

January 24, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust has embarked on a new direction for Southington, as the Main Street Community Foundation announced the awarding of $635,000 in grants to three local non-profits. The change moves the trust away from a focus solely on what was once Southington’s…

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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

January 22, 2014
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Annual youth dodgeball tournament returns to YMCA

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA’s annual Teen Dodgeball Tournament returns for another throw this weekend. The tournament, now in its fourth year, is broken up into two divisions, sixth and seventh grade and eighth and ninth grade. There is a maximum of 16 teams per division. “We had it fill every year” said…

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Town under parking ban as of this evening

January 21, 2014
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Due to the impending snowstorm the town of Southington  and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets, beginning at 6 p.m. The ban will remain in effect until further notice.

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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

January 21, 2014
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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

A local man was arrested on charges that he threatened a Spring Lake Road resident with a gun. , 53, of 236 Spring Lake Road was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and charged with first degree threatening, carrying a firearm under the influence and second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $50,000 with…

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