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High school senior urges the town to consider fuel cells

September 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Jack McCarthy

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the past three years of Jack McCarthy’s high school career, the senior has passed by polluted brownfield and superfund sites during his bus route. As his eyes viewed the details of the plots of land not used as residential areas, a light bulb flashed: the town can use the…

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Founding Father; Bob Wittneben launched a program and set the standard for wrestling

September 13, 2013
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Founding Father; Bob Wittneben launched a program and set the standard for wrestling

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Bob Wittneben entered the high school in 1973, the Blue Knights were already established as a baseball and football power. Golf had already claimed its first state title, and softball was ready to launch a dynasty. Sports were already well-established in the blue collar town, but Wittneben had something…

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Team Lauryn to return to Apple Harvest Festival Road Race

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Team Lauryn will return to the Apple Harvest Road Race this year in memory of Lauryn Ossola, a former YMCA Stingray and Lady Knight’s swimmer at Southington High School who died tragically in car accident two years ago. Team Lauryn will participate in the 5K/5 mile Road Race at the…

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AHF officials: Do you have the best granny in town?

September 12, 2013
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Apple Harvest Festival officials want to know: Do you have the best granny in town? The annual Granny Apple contest returns and officials are looking for children’s submissions. In their own words and handwriting, children must describe why their grandmother is so special to them and explain why she should be the Granny Apple of…

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Public against Beecher Street proposal; Council tables decision until next meeting

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local residents voiced their opinions Monday at a public hearing, opposing the potential sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the school system’s administrative offices. Nearly a dozen residents stood up to the podium before the Southington Town Council, rejecting the sale of 49 Beecher Street for $220,000…

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Teens ensure success of churches’ backpack project

September 10, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Two teenagers took the reins of a project that has been going on for 11 years that helps provide backpacks and school supplies to local students in need. Jack Murray, 15, of Bristol, and Megan Albert, 16 of Southington, raised funds from the parishioners at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in…

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CT’s Logan West is now a ‘retired’ princess

September 8, 2013
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CT’s Logan West is now a ‘retired’ princess

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor For the past year, Logan West was the princess of the world. Literally. The former Southington resident was crowned last year as Miss Teen USA 2012, a title which is part of the Miss Universe program. But Aug. 10, she crowned her successor and Logan finds herself a private citizen…

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Lincoln College builds athletic department; Deena Martinelli hired as cheerleading coach; Gina Prentiss as information director

September 7, 2013
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Lincoln College builds athletic department; Deena Martinelli hired as cheerleading coach; Gina Prentiss as information director

SOUTHINGTON—Director of Athletics Preston Beverly has been busy since his hiring last spring as Lincoln College of New England continues to build its athletic department. In recent years, the NJCAA Division III school has shown promise with their men’s basketball team, and the women’s basketball team has had varied levels of success. Former Bristol Eastern…

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2013 road race registration begins;

September 7, 2013
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2013 road race registration begins;

By John Goralski Sports Writer When John Myers took over as the Apple Harvest Road Race director, the annual 5-mile race attracted about 500 runners and a handful of workers. Over the last decade, that number has tripled. With armies of runners winding down by the finish line and legions of Little Fritters circling the…

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School officials pleased with test scores

September 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer School officials said they are pleased with the scores on the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMTs) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) for the 2012-2013 school year, and are ready to prepare for changes the exams will bring during the current school year. Students in grades three to eight take…

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