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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

January 26, 2014
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Training Day; SHS trainers Sabia and Martin receive President’s Award for keeping athletes safe and sound

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurie Martin and Alex Sabia entered the Mill Restaurant to a sea of friendly faces. They were expecting a short dinner with their boss. Instead, they were greeted by a small crowd of Southington High School coaches and officials. Select Physical Therapy Regional President David DeGumbia met them at the…

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Food waste to energy plant is coming to DePaolo Drive

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon lead the way in organic food waste management, due to a facility on DePaolo Drive. Under the company Supreme Industries, which is based in Harwinton, Quantum BioPower will operate a food waste to energy facility on 49 DePaolo Drive with the goal of potentially providing electricity for…

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Lincoln picks up where they left off; Wildcats open 2nd semester with 2 convincing wins

January 25, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Wildcat shooters converted just two three pointers in the contest, so the 55-33 surge in the second half was a testament to their fundamental play. Lincoln College New England picked right up where they started this week with a pair of lopsided victories to launch their second semester, but it…

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Town set to participate in Dial-A-Ride service

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously last week to participate in a regional grant that will help evaluate the efficiency of the Dial-A-Ride bus service, which provides transportation at no charge for residents age 55 and over as well as people with disabilities. Although the grant does not have a…

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Local charged with selling narcotics in town

January 24, 2014
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Local charged with selling narcotics in town

A local man was arrested by the Southington Police Narcotics Enforcement Team (N.E.T.) and charged with selling narcotics. On Thursday, Jan. 23, police arr ested Michael Henderson, 34, on four warrants issue out of Bristol Superior Court. He was held on a $700,000 bond for a Jan. 24 court date. Police received information in late…

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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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