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How low can you go?; Knights set a new standard at Hawks Landing

May 15, 2013
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How low can you go?; Knights set a new standard at Hawks Landing

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim DiNello felt his heart sink as he counted Dave Valentukonis’ fifth shot on the final hole, but the senior strolled up to the clubhouse with a wide grin to greet his coach. DiNello had seen Joe Fazzino struggle on the seventh tee, but Fazzino seemed to skip off the…

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Legislators explain their roles at Chamber of Commerce breakfast

May 13, 2013
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by Ed Harris Editor Most of Southington’s legislative delegation flushed out their roles in Hartford during a recent legislative breakfast event, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. Only Republican state Rep. Al Adinolfi, who oversees a sliver of Southington ever since the redistricting in December 2011, was not in attendance. Republican Rob Sampson, now…

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Committing to the game; Blue Knight trio will play at the next level

May 12, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For three years, Travis Clark has anchored the Blue Knight offensive line. For two seasons, Nick Spitz has anchored the defense. Justin Rose had just one year with the defense, but he led the team in tackles, fumble recoveries, and interrupted passes. Together, they helped lead the team back into…

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Kennedy Elementary School honor roll for the third quarter

May 11, 2013
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Kennedy Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third marking period. Sixth grade, first  honors: David Ackerman, Emma Agli, Ethan Agli, Kristen Angeli, Aparna Athreya, Celia Bajrami, Reilly Baker, Abigail Barbour, Kylie Benton, Domenic Bernard, Karla Blake, Michaela Blumetti, Seth Bogoslofski, Taylor Borla, Jason Brault, Ally Breen, Elijah Buck, Danielle Cammuso, Jacob Cardozo,…

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Commission dismisses charter ideas

May 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Charter Revision Commission has dismissed a handful of ideas from a previous public hearing, including longer terms for certain municipal boards and changing the requirements for a referendum on town expenditures. The referendum issue was discussed by several residents at the public hearing, many of whom claimed that the…

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Finally, a good test; Simsbury poses a challenge as Knights extend 10-game win streak

May 10, 2013
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Finally, a good test; Simsbury poses a challenge as Knights extend 10-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A leadoff single was Southington’s only hit through three innings as Simsbury’s freshman ace picked apart Southington’s power lineup while the Trojans pushed the go ahead run over the plate in the second inning. On Monday, April 29, it took Southington hitters four innings to manufacture a run, and the…

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Foundation awards grants for the arts; Southington Library to purchase 3D printer

May 10, 2013
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The Southington library has received a grant from the Community Foundation of New Britain to fund two upcoming arts programs – a canvas mural and a three-dimensional printer. As part of its most recent round of grants, the foundation has awarded funding to libraries in each of the four towns they represent – Southington, Plainville,…

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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

May 10, 2013
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Elementary schools join in Project ACES

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s elementary schools collaborated with the Activate Southington group for the town’s first participation in a worldwide exercise program, including about 700 students at Derynoski Elementary School. Activate Southington, the community initiative pushing for healthier lifestyles in town, facilitated the involvement of the school district in Project ACES (All Children…

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Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

May 10, 2013
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Looking for consistency; Knights beat Simsbury, East Catholic, New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Coach Charlie Lembo slumped against the wall in the dugout as if his team had lost, while his players celebrated the 6-4 victory over New Britain. He shook his head when reporters asked him about his team’s five-game winning streak. This isn’t the sort of reaction one would…

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Don’t call it a comeback

May 9, 2013
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Don’t call it a comeback

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had enough. The Blue Knight volleyball team was on the brink of scoring their second straight loss. Down 2-0 and trailing, 11-1, in the the third game, Gianacopolos called timeout. He barked out strategy and went silent. For the remainder of the game, he didn’t say a word.…

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