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Mother and daughter take bike trip across country

November 16, 2013
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Mother and daughter take bike trip across country

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Southington resident Liz Dietz wanted to pursue a bike trip across the nation last summer, she knew it would become the adventure of a lifetime, seeing popular landmarks and meeting new faces in unfamiliar places. But she struggled to find a biking partner. After consulting multiple friends, no one…

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Swimmers rally to finals; Matthews powers Knights into the second round

November 15, 2013
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Swimmers rally to finals; Matthews powers Knights into the second round

By John Goralski Sports Writer There isn’t much that can wipe the smile off Evan Tuttle’s face these days. His Lady Knight swimmers have plastered a grin on the varsity coach, and the postseason has only just begun. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Lady Knights dove into the postseason with entrants in every race at…

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Three Southington High School swimmers advance to the state open

November 15, 2013
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By John Goralski Marisa Matthews battled for a Class LL medal in the 100 breastroke as the sixth place person in the fastest heat, but Laurel Dean finished first in the second heat to break the school record with a time of 1:09.79. On Tuesday, the Lady Knights attacked the Southern Connecticut State University pool…

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Spikers advance to 2nd round; Lady Knight loss to No. 4 Darien ends autumn campaign

November 15, 2013
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Spikers advance to 2nd round; Lady Knight loss to No. 4 Darien ends autumn campaign

y John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Rich Heitz entered this season with more questions than answers. The Lady Knight volleyball graduated all but three varsity players. To lead the rebuilding process, Heitz had only one senior. How would they come together? How would they perform? Could they reach the postseason? Could they win? Sure, Heitz…

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Emergency personnel honored; Elks host Public Safety Awards dinner

November 15, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington honored three law enforcement officials last week during the 26th annual Public Safety Awards dinner in recognition of their long history of contributions to the town. Hosted by the Southington Elks Lodge, the event honored Master Sergeant Jay Suski of the Southington Police Department, retired Southington firefighter Robert Upson…

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Knights steamroll over East Hartford

November 15, 2013
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Knights steamroll over East Hartford

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Nov. 8, Zach Maxwell carried the ball four times in the first possession of the second half, and that resulted in a 59-yard scoring drive to give the Blue Knights a 48-point lead over East Hartford. Coach Mike Drury had seen enough. He pulled his starters, emptied his…

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Southington YMCA announces 2014 award recipients

November 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier Southington resident Lisa Carroll has spent the past 25 years instilling her love of theater into local youth. Between serving as the director of Southington Community Youth Theater program and serving as a musical theater teacher at Dance City and the Arts, Carroll’s passion for the arts has shined through…

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Town thanks its local veterans

November 14, 2013
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Town thanks its local veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For veteran Edison Occhi, the Korean War continues to serve as a vivid memory full of heartache and pain. He served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and enlisted at the age of 17-and-half after attending trade school. From September 1950 to January 1952, he fought during the Korean…

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Lincoln College falls to .500 in week 2

November 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lincoln College New England opened their conference schedule last week with a trio of road contests in Massachusetts. The Wildcats won the first one, but were edged by a total of three points over the next two games. With the win and two losses, the Wildcats fell to .500 (2-2),…

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Schools honor area veterans

November 13, 2013
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Schools honor area veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Students throughout the Southington school district expressed their patriotism and appreciation for military men and women through Veterans Day celebrations, welcoming family members and friends who have served in the past and present. During a ceremony at Derynoski Elementary School, fifth graders took the stage to honor veterans through a…

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