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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

February 27, 2013
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Knights place 6th at Class LL Meet; Solomon named Outstanding Wrestler, 6 advance to state opens

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nate Solomon’s right eye was already swollen shut when he stepped onto the championship mat. By the end of his final bout, Solomon’s nose was packed with gauze to hold off the bleeding. In the toughest division of the Class LL championships, Solomon grappled with almost every top seed. When…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell becomes the 3rd Knight to win a state open title

February 27, 2013
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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell becomes the 3rd Knight to win a state open title

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the midway point in the match, Zach Maxwell trailed, 4-0. As the timer approached the official to signal the end of the bout, Maxwell still trailed, 4-2. On Saturday, Feb. 23, Southington’s 195-pounder was struggling to find a chink in the armor of his all-star opponent in the State…

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Residents upset with sidewalk returns

February 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council returned an ordinance update on sidewalks used as school access ways back to a subcommittee after hearing about a dozen residents speak out against the proposal during a public hearing earlier this week. Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury chairs the Council’s subcommittee that was tasked with updating several town…

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Olympic great visits local gymnastics facility for meet and greet

February 25, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor In August, all eyes of the international gymnastics community will be focused on Hartford, Conn. as the XL Center hosts the U.S. Gymnastics Champion ships. The event is for men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and will feature all-around and individual event competition. The winners will be the national champions. To…

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Ski down Mount Southington

February 23, 2013
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Ski down Mount Southington

With the Blizzard of 2013 dropping over two feet of snow on the town, we figured now would be a good time to visit Mount Southington. Here are some of the shots from that visit.   All photos by Tammi Naudus

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Activate Southington tries to keep the town healthy

February 23, 2013
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By Matthew Patterson Contributor Activate Southington was formed in 2009, with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In the years since, the group has been active in town and will take part in the fourth annual Healthy Family Funfest this weekend. In the past, Activate Southington has supported the community with the Hershey…

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Fairfield invests in St. Paul’s Dube

February 23, 2013
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By Michael Letendre Staff Writer On Thursday, Jan. 17, Fairfield University baseball made a very wise local investment in its future, and that future will include St. Paul’s Kyle Dube as the young man signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Stags for its 2014 baseball campaign. “I’m so excited,” said Dube.…

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Band practices for Surround Sound

February 22, 2013
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Band practices for Surround Sound

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington High School Marching Band is bringing back its indoor “Surround Sound” concert for three performances beginning on March 8. “It’s the Marching Band experience, but indoors and on stage,” said Joanne Kelleher, publicity chair for the Southington Band Backers. “Depending on the song, we’ll have drums, bass and…

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Looking at the school budget; Finance and school boards look at the numbers

February 22, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Finance and school officials extensively discussed both the details and the philosophy behind the Board of Education’s budget request during a recent meeting. This was the formal presentation of the school board’s $85.3 million for the next fiscal year, which amounts to a 3.51 percent increase over…

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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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