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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

October 3, 2014
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Regaining momentum; Volleyball finishes key stretch with a trio of wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the season, two weeks were circled on the schedule. Coach Rich Heitz made no bones about it. If the Knights were going to improve on last year’s season, they would have to survive this torrid stretch. A loss to Farmington began it. A five-point fall at…

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They’re baaack!!; Knights turn around season with 2 wins

October 3, 2014
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They’re baaack!!; Knights turn around season with 2 wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights had the advantage in the first half with a number of scoring opportunities. Once came with a throw-in, another from a corner shot. Southington had one possession where they fought for two shots on goal, but Simsbury still clung to a scoreless tie at the break. On…

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Nicole White is named queen of the gala

October 3, 2014
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Nicole White is named queen of the gala

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Hostess Nicole White was crowned queen at the Apple Harvest Festival’s annual gala, which is the unofficial kick-off to the festival. Being named queen helped fulfill a goal for White, who has looked up to the position since she was a little girl. “When I was younger and saw the…

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Sloper Relays; Fundraiser event has swelled into a cross country festival

October 2, 2014
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Sloper Relays; Fundraiser event has swelled into a cross country festival

By John Goralski Sports Writer An inflatable arch marked the finish line. Streamers traced the course at YMCA Camp Sloper, and throngs of fans chased the pack as it criss-crossed the Southington park. For four years, the annual Sloper Relays has been a welcomed break from the rigors of the varsity season. This year, it…

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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

October 2, 2014
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Disabled veterans to receive property tax exemption

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously for a property tax exemption for 100 percent disabled veterans. Town Manager Garry Brumback suggested that fully disabled veterans be exempt from property taxes during his report and the council shared his support. Brumback said that the tax exemption would not cause a significant…

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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

October 2, 2014
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Updating the town plan; Residents contribute to the POCD

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission recently sought out the input of the public to develop a new Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) for the town. Glen Chalder, president of Planimetrics LLC, facilitated the meeting, as he will assist the town in coming up with the plan. “Our job is…

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Town looks to add sports complex

October 1, 2014
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Town looks to add sports complex

By Ed Harris Editor The town is taking the lead on building a sports complex on West Queen Street, across from the Southington Water Dept. In a bit of a unique process, town officials will work with the property owner and town agencies, including the Planning and Zoning Commission, to garner conceptual approval. The town…

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Southington police investigating late night motorcyle crash that killed two

October 1, 2014
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Southington police investigating late night motorcyle crash that killed two

The Southington Police Department is investigating a late night motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike that left two dead. At about 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Sept. 30, police were dispatched to a serious motorcycle crash on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike, near Canal Street. Adam Hicks, 37, of 15 Summer St., Meriden was operating a 2001 Harley…

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Rocktober Fest to raise money for Fisher House

September 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rocktober Fest is a family fun charity event on Sunday, Oct. 12 to support the Friends of Fisher House CT in their efforts to build a Fisher House near the VA hospital in West Haven. Southington residents Angelina Santa Maria and Todd Grosky, along with their co-chairs Kat Cole and…

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Community group starts the Nellie Shepard scholarship

September 28, 2014
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Community group starts the Nellie Shepard scholarship

Nellie Shepard spent 30 years teaching physics and chemistry at Southington High School before her retirement in 1989, years she calls the most rewarding of her life. “You know, I never had children, so my students were my children – and I had just the best kids in the world,” said Nellie, a Southington native…

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