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Chasing the lead; Membrino falls behind with one race to go

September 21, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The see saw battle continues in the SK Light division at Stafford Motor Speedway, and Southington’s driver has one more chance to make his bid as the top driver. On Sept. 6, Tony Membrino, Jr. regained the points lead with two races to go. On Friday, Sept. 13, the tables…

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Affordable Care Act brings changes to coverage in state

September 21, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” come changes to Connecticut’s health insurance system, starting October 1. Connecticut has a new health insurance marketplace, or exchange, called, “Access Health CT,” which provides health care coverage options for individuals, families and small employers. Access Health…

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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

September 20, 2013
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Passing the test; Scott Otis defied the odds to make the NFL

By John Goralski Sports Writer Scott Otis felt a twinge of satisfaction as he stood in the shadow of Fontana Field while track officials scrambled to measure his javelin throw at a cold spring meet in 1991. For three years of varsity football, he maintained that his arm could beat most teams. This throw certainly…

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Nowhere to Hyde; 4th quarter run clinched the win in Week 1

September 20, 2013
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Nowhere to Hyde; 4th quarter run clinched the win in Week 1

By John Goralski Sports Writer Stephen Barmore slipped the ball into Tyler Hyde’s gut with the skill of a con man, and the Blue Knight quarterback drew one Glastonbury defender with a pantomimed pass play. Two linemen wedged through the Tomahawk front line and another crashed into a blitzing linebacker to make a hole for…

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Drive-in wraps up its summer season

September 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall nearly in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in has started to wrap-up its fourth season. Dawn Miceli, a member of the Drive-in Committee, reported that during the summer, the committee raised $1,250 for each civic group that hosted a movie night. She said a total of 13 different civic…

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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

September 20, 2013
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Swimmers off to fast start; Dean, Baribault qualify for states at opening meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Laurel Dean captured two victories and qualified for the postseason in both races. Aly Baribault won twice and qualified in one event even though the meet had already gone to exhibition. On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Lady Knight swim team opened their season with an easy 98-77 win in Plainville,…

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Politicians and officials gather at Crocodile Club

September 20, 2013
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Politicians and officials gather at Crocodile Club

By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Politicians, local and state officials, and anyone interested in a lamb dinner and good laugh attended the annual end of summer event at the Lake Compounce ballroom last week. The Crocodile Club held its annual meeting last Friday, bringing in politicians from both sides of the aisle, to come together…

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T.A.G.! Teens are it at the library

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in search of local teenagers interested in becoming participants of its new Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G). T.A.G offers teens ages 13 to 18 an opportunity to share ideas about activities, materials and improvements to help transform the library into a better place for young adults.…

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Schools offer new enrichment program; Like Learners to offer new opportunities

September 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the lost of the SOAR program last May due to budget cuts, the Southington School District decided to devote its time over the summer to creating a new enrichment opportunity for gifted and talented students in all eight elementary schools and the two middle schools. Superintendent Dr. Joseph Erardi…

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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

September 18, 2013
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Tombstone with Sloper ties found in Meriden

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as a cleanup day in a basement turned into an excavation site for Meriden resident Shawn Hard. About four years ago, Hard was cleaning up the basement of his home on Reservoir Avenue one day when he came across a tombstone with a name familiar to Southington:…

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