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2013 road race registration begins;

September 7, 2013
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2013 road race registration begins;

By John Goralski Sports Writer When John Myers took over as the Apple Harvest Road Race director, the annual 5-mile race attracted about 500 runners and a handful of workers. Over the last decade, that number has tripled. With armies of runners winding down by the finish line and legions of Little Fritters circling the…

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School officials pleased with test scores

September 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer School officials said they are pleased with the scores on the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMTs) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) for the 2012-2013 school year, and are ready to prepare for changes the exams will bring during the current school year. Students in grades three to eight take…

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Junior Miss Plantsville raises money for CT Children’s Medical Center

September 7, 2013
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Junior Miss Plantsville raises money for CT Children’s Medical Center

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Junior Miss Plantsville Aurianna Monteiro, along with Plantsville Outstanding teen Katerina Belales, held a walk-a-thon recently to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Aurianna wanted to raise money for the medical center to say thank you for all their care and support when her sister three-year-old sister Ayva was…

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Back to the Future; Football has sights set on the postseason

September 6, 2013
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by John Goralski Sports Writer Gridiron officials released this year’s schedule and Coach Mike Drury was immediately deluged by a flood of voice mail and text messages. Opening day always brings excitement, but nothing like this. Last year, the Blue Knights spoiled Glastonbury’s bid for a perfect season with a miracle comeback in week six.…

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ESPN gives media look inside new digital center

September 6, 2013
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ESPN gives media look inside new digital center

By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Last Wednesday, ESPN opened its doors to members of the media from around the country with a full day of discussions and tours of the campus, in particular, the network’s new digital center. The digital center is nearly 200,000 square feet and is the 19th building in the Bristol campus,…

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West Street business zone approved; Zoning works to protect homeowners

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the approval of plans for the West Street business zone development at a recent meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission has assured the public that it will continue to protect homeowners in the residential area while still working to bring in new businesses. “We tried to make this a…

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It’s still business as usual; Girls Volleyball isn’t worried about rebuilding

September 6, 2013
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by John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight volleyball team surged through the playoffs, picking off top seeds in a Cinderella romp that fell just one game short of the championship game. The offense didn’t falter in hostile gyms against a pair of top teams. The defense stayed poised as they held off attacks from…

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The numbers game; The Lady Knight swim team is bigger and better than ever

September 6, 2013
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by John Goralski Sports Writer It was just four years ago that Evan Tuttle struggled through a preseason interview making apologies for his team’s lack of swimmers at a preseason practice. He boasted just 20 girls on his varsity roster as he begged and pleaded throughout the school for divers and warm bodies. That might…

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Local teens bring books to life

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A group of local tweens and teens, under the instruction of Mary DeCroce, a local artist, created a mural that brings children’s books to life. Six middle school and high school girls created the multimedia collage using painted faux finishes, paper and art objects on a pressed board during a…

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Battle of the sexes; The Lady Knights are setting the pace for local runners

September 6, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Wrtier The Lady Knights had a lot to cheer about when they cracked the top 15 at last year’s Class L championship race. It marked the first time that the girls team out-shadowed the boys at the finish line. It marked a shift in the program’s expectations and fulfilled the prediction…

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