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Punt, pass, and Smick; Knights win the early battle of field position

October 18, 2013
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Punt, pass, and Smick; Knights win the early battle of field position

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Smick’s first punt pinned New Britain behind their 20 yard line for their first possession of the game. His second one spanned more than 47 yards before coming to rest just outside the Hurricane 10-yard line. On Friday, Oct. 11, Kyle Smick was toying with the Hurricane’s special teams…

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Feral cats still an issue at Spring Lake

October 18, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For local resident Pat Angle of Spring Lake Village Condominiums, close encounters with feral cats has become a recurring theme where she lives. From the time she moved into her unit in the 1980s, Angle said the felines have roamed around her condo, looking for shelter. “I have been here…

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Looking for a new home; Bread for Life looks to relocate its proposal

October 17, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After accepting an offer from Southington school officials, Bread for Life has asked the Planning and Zoning Commission for a 60-day continuance for its application to build a new facility across from Derynoski Elementary School, according to a press release. Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski announced during last week’s…

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Activate Southington receives continuation grant

October 14, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Activate Southington has received a $10,000 continuation grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue to pioneer an active lifestyle in town. “It was pretty competitive,” John Myers, a founder of Activate Southington and the executive director of the Southington YMCA said about the grant process. “It’s a great validation.”…

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Southington police officers honored for their work

October 13, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. The ceremony recognizes Southin-gton’s police officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such a program-implemented by former Chief Phil D’Agostino…

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LaPorte to step down from parks board

October 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After serving on the Board of Park Commissioners for more than 30 years, Joe LaPorte has decided to step down. LaPorte served on the board from 1979 to 1984 before taking a five-year hiatus, and became the chairman from 2000 to 2009. He also served on the Town Council for…

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Mammograms can save lives; October is breast cancer awareness month

October 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For local resident Jean Rose, September 11, 2001 marked a day of disaster: her nephew worked at the Pentagon, so she felt concerned for his safety. Along with that, Rose discovered a startling revelation: she had breast cancer. “I was shattered,” Rose said. “You feel like your life is over.”…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Record numbers turn out despite weather conditions

October 11, 2013
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Record numbers turn out despite weather conditions

By John Goralski Sports Writer Corinne Griffin clenched her son Collin’s hand at the front door of the YMCA and watched a crowd of wet volunteers shuffling through the entrance hall with arm loads of equipment from the Apple Harvest Road Race. Her son had pre-registered for the Little Fritter Fun Runs, but they had…

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Winner within; Lady Knights are hitting the books

October 11, 2013
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Winner within; Lady Knights are hitting the books

By John Goralski Sports Writer This fall, the Lady Knights have been attacking the net and hitting the books as Coach Rich Heitz tries to focus on the ‘student’ part of student-athlete. Pat Riley’s book, The Winner Within, has served as assigned reading. Practices have become study halls and games are tests leading up to…

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Timber demonstration at Crescent Lake

October 11, 2013
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Timber demonstration at Crescent Lake

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town employees and members of the Board of Education, along with UConn Professor Thomas Worthley, put on their boots and hard hats to take part in a timber harvest at Crescent Lake last week. Prof. Worthley from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources cut down at least five ash…

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