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Giving Back Girls collect school supplies

September 7, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls recently collected backpacks and school supplies to provide for children in need and also helda food drive to support the food pantry at Southington Community Services (SCS). The girls, who voluntary serve the Southington community, collected school supplies to fill back packs, store them and then…

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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

September 6, 2014
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Hoops for Heart Health brings AEDs to Southington schools

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hoops for Heart Health founder and former NBA player Ryan Gomes donated three automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Southington Public Schools last week. Gomes and Wayne Simone, from Hoops for Health, visited the Municipal Center to present the defibrillators to the school system. If a person goes into Sudden Cardiac…

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Dizzy Poryzdy; Greg Poryzdy made opponents’ heads swirl at every level

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Greg Poryzdy seemed almost embarrassed as he poured through his career statistics on a small table in his backyard. More than three decades have passed since he scored his last basket for the Blue Knight basketball team. Although his name still hangs on a banner in the Wesleyan University gym,…

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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

September 5, 2014
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Marcheselle is named AHF parade grand marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Leonard Marcheselle has volunteered and worked at the Apple Harvest Festival in various background roles since its inception. This year, he steps to the forefront, as the parade grand marshal. “We always try to look for someone that has made a contribution to the festival and the community,” said Apple Harvest…

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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

September 5, 2014
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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rand Mange of Southington will ride in the Closer to Free bike ride, which raises money for the Yale Smilow Cancer Center. This September, Mange, who is a firefighter in Guilford, is riding amongst thousands with team Carl’s Crusaders for the second time. Carl’s Crusaders was formed for Carl Hubbard,…

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Defending the title; SHS Football is ready for another run

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The confetti wasn’t finished falling after the championship game, and the Blue Knights were back in the gym. The Class LL trophy hadn’t found its way into the display case, and the football team was already training for another run. Last fall Southington’s gridiron gang rallied to a 9-1 record…

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Town to hold 9/11 memorial

September 5, 2014
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On September 11, at 8:46 a.m., a service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville on the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, the Fire and Police Departments, town officials and residents will hold the service to remember and honor those who lost their lives on…

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A New Direction; Girls soccer takes aim at the postseason

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer First year coach Mike Linehan hustled between two groups of girls soccer players during a pre-season possession drill. He barked encouragement over one shoulder as an offensive unit navigated the ball past a crowd of defenders. He turned back to critique the defenders in the other group when they missed…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Southington selects the best pizza

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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Saving the hospital; Residents form their own committee

September 5, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In response to Hartford Healthcare’s proposed changes to the Bradley Memorial Hospital and the appointment of Bradley Community Advisory Committee for consultation, some members of the community are responding by starting their own committee. Bonnie Sica and Rosemary Champagne have launched the Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) and the…

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