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Officials reflect on last fiscal year

August 16, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Fiscal year 2013 ended in a surplus for the town’s budget, reported Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback said the town had a little more than $600K in expenditures and a similar amount of surplus in revenues. “We budgeted under a certain set of assumptions that the state was not going…

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The full court press; Jim Senich championed the Knights with his pen and his golden voice

August 16, 2013
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The full court press; Jim Senich championed the Knights with his pen and his golden voice

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim Senich still remembers the nun’s comments when he delivered his oral report to his sixth grade class. “Someday you’re going to be a radio announcer,” she said, and the velvety-voiced youngster slid back into his seat with a satisfied grin. Some boys practice last second shots in their driveways…

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SHS alumni track meet; Dozens compete at the second annual event

August 15, 2013
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SHS alumni track meet; Dozens compete at the second annual event

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been two decades since Chris Longo won a state competition with his throw in the shot put, but the former Blue Knight star looked at home as he paced outside the shot put area on the Southington High School track complex. With a wide smile, he bantered with a…

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Three charged with being intoxicated in a public park

August 14, 2013
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A complaint at Crescent Lake led to two men and a minor being charged with being intoxicated in a public park. On Sunday, August 11, police received a complaint that people were consuming alcohol and throwing bottles in the town park. After arriving at the lake, police found Ryan Haddock, 23, of Southington, Ryan Flannigan,…

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Lincoln College hires Stokes; Bristol Eastern assistant named as women’s hoops coach

August 13, 2013
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by Michael Letendre Staff Writer Bristol Eastern girls basketball assistant coach Mike Stokes has been a big part of the Lancers’ program since the late 1990s. Stokes have been head coach Tony Floyd’s right hand man for years now but the career assistant was looking for a bigger challenge and a team of his own.…

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Police aid gunshot victim found at Econo Lodge

August 12, 2013
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Police responded to the Econo Lodge early Saturday after receiving a call that a victim with a gunshot wound was at the location. Police received a call from a female at the 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike location at 12:46 a.m., concerning the gunshot victim. After arriving, police discovered a 25-year-old male who was shot in the…

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Local girls lend over a dozen hands to those in need

August 12, 2013
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Local girls lend over a dozen hands to those in need

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer About 50 families in need walk through the doors of Southington Community Services on a daily basis to receive bags of food and other donations, according to Assistant Mark Fasarrelli. In response to this growing need, The Giving Back Girls, a local community involvement group, decided to lend more than…

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Chamber to host annual Pizza Fest later this month

August 12, 2013
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its fourth annual Pizza Fest on Thursday, August 22 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features ten area restaurants serving sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the best in town.  The Chamber Women are coordinating the festival. Admission price…

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Tailor still sewing strong at the age of 75

August 10, 2013
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Tailor still sewing strong at the age of 75

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the age of seven, Southington resident Alessandro Gaudio has always had a needle and thread in his hand. By the age of 14, Alessandro, who goes by the nickname “Alex,” knew how to make pants from scratch. When he turned 18 years old, Alex opened his own tailor shop…

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King Solomon; Brian Solomon launched a Southington wrestling dynasty

August 9, 2013
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King Solomon; Brian Solomon launched a Southington wrestling dynasty

By John Goralski Sports Writer More than three decades have passed since Gary Solomon sat at the head of his kitchen table to celebrate his second state title in wrestling, and the story of that party has become a sort of legend in the Solomon family. The high school senior had finally arrived. He’d finally…

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