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Local residents to take part in bike charity

July 14, 2014
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Local residents to take part in bike charity

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Two Southington residents will join 5,8000 cyclists in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a 190 mile bike ride that raises money for the Jimmy Fund to support adult and pediatric cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The 35th annual bike-a-thon on August 2 and 3 has a goal…

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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

July 13, 2014
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Health officials warn about mosquito born diseases

By Ed Harris Editor Local health officials are asking residents to remain vigilant about mosquitoes, citing their ability to spread disease. There are over 2,500 species of mosquitoes worldwide, with 49 species calling Connecticut home. Not every species of mosquitoes bite, and when they do, it is only the females. Less than half of the…

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Winning isn’t everything; The 1976 baseball team still ranks as the best that didn’t win

July 12, 2014
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Winning isn’t everything; The 1976 baseball team still ranks as the best that didn’t win

When Joe Fontana addressed his nephew’s team at the postseason banquet, even he was at a loss for words. The former athletic director had been the coach for both of Southington’s previous undefeated baseball teams. If anybody knew what it takes to win a title, it was the former baseball and football legend. So what…

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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

July 12, 2014
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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

By Ed Harris Editor The town has started to set aside $25,000 a year to address the cosmetic maintenance issues in downtown Southington. Town officials have divided the area into separate tiers and will concentrate on one tier a year, starting with the North Main Street area. “Our downtown is literally the gateway to our…

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Launching a sports dynasty; 1986 SHS girls basketball team set the standard for teamwork

July 11, 2014
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Launching a sports dynasty; 1986 SHS girls basketball team set the standard for teamwork

By John Goralski Sports Writer Some might say that the Lady Knights were so angry about losing to Shelton in the 1985 state finals that they chased them across the northeast just to get a rematch. Still smarting from the overtime loss that ended the 85 winter season, the Southington girls jumped on a bus,…

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Legion has no room for error

July 11, 2014
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Legion has no room for error

By John Goralski Sports Writer As Avon’s players spilled onto the field, Marc Verderame gathered his team in a circle to lay down the gauntlet. Southington had lost four games in a row since dealing Avon their first loss of the season, but Verderame wasn’t about to give up on the summer season. The math…

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Local AARP chapter celebrates 20 years

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP #4943 recently celebrated 20 years of charitable service. More than 65 members turned out along with some local and state officials to celebrate the anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church Hall. Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley, who is from Southington, came to support the…

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Residents are worried about Bradley Memorial Hospital

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Many residents are worried about the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital, even though officials maintain that the hospital will remain open despite possible changes. Rebecca Steward, media relations director the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC), said the hospital is still “considering” pursuing a Certificate of Need in order to validate…

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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

July 11, 2014
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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Jennifer Paul, a literacy specialist at Southington High School, was named the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Paul has taught first grade, sixth grade and now works at the high school. “Whichever level I’m teaching at is what I think I want to be in forever,” said Paul. Each time…

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Teenager charged with breaking into multiple cars

July 10, 2014
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Teenager charged with breaking into multiple cars

The Southington Police Department has made an arrest following an investigation into a recent string of car burglaries. Earlier this morning, , 18, of Southington, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation into multiple car burglaries on May 18. The warrant alleges…

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