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Knights claim 4th in the CCC West; Dean leads the way with Southington’s first conference title since 2007

November 8, 2013
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Knights claim 4th in the CCC West; Dean leads the way with Southington’s first conference title since 2007

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle has never been busier at a conference meet, but on Friday, Nov. 1 the Southington coach never had a chance to rest. The Lady Knights sent wave after wave of swimmers across the water at Newington High School. Almost every heat of every relay had a Southington…

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Bottom Line: Parents continue drug education with new company

November 8, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When North Haven resident Joanne Hoffman learned that her daughter had a problem with drug use in 2009, she turned to Mary Marcuccio, the founder of Parents for a Change (P4AC). “Mary saved my daughter’s life,” said Hoffman, calling Marcuccio a good friend. “She was with me every step of…

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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

November 7, 2013
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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

By John Goralski Sports Writer For much of the first quarter, it looked like a shootout. The Blue Knight football team took less than two minutes to scramble 63 yards for their first score. Newington countered with a 75-yard drive that took just seven plays. Three plays later, the Knights were scoring again. On Friday,…

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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

November 7, 2013
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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer During the past year, the Southington Open Space Committee has collaborated with students and faculty from the University of Connecticut to start a forestry management plan and assessment at Crescent Lake, with the goal of maintaining the health and productivity of the forest. This project caught the attention of Chris…

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Wildcats topple No.2 in opener

November 6, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Wildcat coaches couldn’t have been too disappointed when their Lincoln College NE basketball team trailed the No. 2 team in the NJCAA division III rankings nine points at the half, but on Saturday, Nov. 2 the Wildcats were just getting started. Jordan Taylor led the locals with 20 points, 15…

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Spooky end for drive-in season

November 6, 2013
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Spooky end for drive-in season

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in wrapped up its fourth season with its third annual Halloween Festival. Hosted by volunteers of The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group, the festival featured double showings: Monsters, Inc. and the 1979 version of Amityville Horror. Attendees from Sout-hington…

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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

November 5, 2013
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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Republicans have retained control of the town, keeping majorities on the various town boards, including the Town Council and Board of Education. Though the faces may have changed somewhat, the Republicans kept a supermajority on the Town Council, with all six Republican candidates being elected. The three Democrats running…

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Quite turnout thus far for the municipal election

November 5, 2013
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By Observer staff Voter turnout at the polls has been a bit slow, officials said, but there is hope that the turnout will increase as people get out of work. “It’s kind of slow overall,” said Town Clerk Leslie Cotton. Cotton said she expected things to pick up this evening. She anticipated that about 30…

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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

November 3, 2013
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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

By Luke Marshall Special to the Observer NAUGATUCK — This year’s Connecticut Icon hails from Naugatuck. Alexandra Hernandez, 17, won the Connecticut Icon competition during Southington’s annual Apple Harvest Festival. She won the top prize of $1,000 and the ability to record a song at a professional studio. The competition began Sept. 21 when over…

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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

November 2, 2013
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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Oct. 25, Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz stood, stunned, at the bench while his team swarmed the center of the court in celebration. The single number etched across the gym wall for senior night festivities drove home the point that Southington is still a young and up-and-coming…

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