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Back to the tournament; Girls clinch the postseason on their last attempt

November 1, 2013
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Back to the tournament; Girls clinch the postseason on their last attempt

By John Goralski Sports Writer Officials signaled the end of the contest, and the Southington girls soccer team scrambled onto the field in celebration. Sal Penta let out a sigh of relief, shook his head, and smiled. It wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t his team’s best game of the season, but the 3-0 win over New…

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Conard pays the price; Knights rebound from loss with a 49-point surge against Conard in the opening half

October 31, 2013
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Conard pays the price; Knights rebound from loss with a 49-point surge against Conard in the opening half

By John Goralski Sports Writer For seven days, the Knights stewed about the little mistakes that cost them a perfect season. They boiled about the blown coverages. They steamed about the missed opportunities. In the week of practices since losing to Hall, the Knights grew more and more angry, more and more dissatisfied, and more…

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Residents get spooky for Plantsville Halloween

October 31, 2013
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Residents get spooky for Plantsville Halloween

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Lions, tigers, and other kinds of animals and creatures paraded in downtown Plantsville for its annual Halloween event. Children, teens and even adults showed off their costumes while lining up for candy during the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville. Co-sponsored by the Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks…

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Local man arrested on animal cruelty charges

October 29, 2013
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A local man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after an investigation by Southington Animal Control. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Christopher Gagnon, 24, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and breach of peace. Bond was set for $500 with an Oct. 29 court date. An investigation was led by Southington Animal Control and the…

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Plantsville set for Halloween

October 21, 2013
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Plantsville set for Halloween

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 24 (with a rain date Oct. 25) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “It’s going to be…

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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

October 20, 2013
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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Former Governor John Rowland joined local politicians, business owners, and other guests at the annual Celebrity Breakfast last week, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, shedding light on the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Curtis Robinson, the operator and president of C&R Development, a construction management company,…

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Ready for the postseason; Knights enjoy season finale, Freshman attack Wickham

October 19, 2013
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Ready for the postseason; Knights enjoy season finale, Freshman attack Wickham

By John Goralski Sports Writer Four scarlet jerseys spoiled the perfect sea of blue in the boys race. There were no New Britain girls to challenge the girls. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Knights scored a pair of forfeits against New Britain at YMCA Camp Sloper. Winning was never a question in Southington’s final race,…

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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

October 19, 2013
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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington fans have been spoiled in recent years by earning top seeds and making deep runs into the postseason, but there was a time when Coach Rich Heitz had to fight for every win. Even those teams made deep runs into the postseason. That’s why Heitz isn’t too concerned by…

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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

October 19, 2013
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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as several hand-carved tombstones for the Burke family in 2002 turned into “Spooky Kingdom,” a local Halloween event filled with 15 different animated attractions. Howard and Bonnie Burke have invited residents statewide to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville for the past nine years to experience…

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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

October 18, 2013
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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Harvest the Arts took over the last weekend of the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival, adding new features to the event, along with the traditional attractions. A 3D chalk artist brought his work to life on the grounds of Center Street Saturday, painting a shark that jumped out of the water…

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