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Knights rebound; Field hockey isn’t slowed by loss

September 19, 2014
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Knights rebound; Field hockey isn’t slowed by loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jess Lee fed Allie Abacherli in a blitzkrieg assault in the opening minutes of the game. Just a minute and a half later, Abacherli fed Lee to give the Lady Knight field hockey team a 2-0 advantage. On Friday, Sept. 12, Southington didn’t look like a team that had just…

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Southington Police Blotter for Sept. 19

September 19, 2014
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Chelsea Battles, 21, of 1022 Pleasant St., was charged on Sept. 3 with third degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and third degree criminal mischief. Bond was set at $3,000 with a Sept. 15 court date. John A. Sabino, 18, of 94 Bristol St., was charged…

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Girls sweep; Volleyball opens with 3 victories

September 19, 2014
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Girls sweep; Volleyball opens with 3 victories

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the first game, Southington fought off a pesky conference opponent on the road. The next day, they avenged a loss from last season. On Friday, the girls overwhelmed their third opponent by dominating at the net. There’s still a lot of volleyball to be played before Southington’s annual postseason…

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Not so special teams; Blue Knights survive five turnovers and two botched punts to beat Glastonbury

September 19, 2014
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Not so special teams; Blue Knights survive five turnovers and  two botched punts to beat Glastonbury

By John Goralski Sports Writer On the second play of the game, a Blue Knight interception gave Glastonbury the ball inside the 50-yard line. On Southington’s second possession, a punt from their own end zone careened out of bounds in the red zone. With 10 minutes elapsed in Southington’s season opener, the defense had only…

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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

September 19, 2014
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Gov. Malloy speaks at chamber’s Celebrity Breakfast

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke about current issues in the state and addressed what his administration is doing to solve them at a recent Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast at the Manor Inn Restaurant. The governor also took questions from business and community leaders. State Rep. Dave Zoni gave the…

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Ideal Forging is coming down

September 19, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Meridian Development will begin demolition of the old Ideal Forging buildings after the Apple Harvest Festival next month, a representative from the company announced at last week’s Southington Chamber of Commerce Celebrity Breakfast. Howard Schlesinger, a founding principal of Meridian, said that they wanted to wait until after the Apple…

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Off and runningBoys win at Blue Dragon Invite; Girls finish 2nd at season opener

September 19, 2014
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Off and runningBoys win at Blue Dragon Invite; Girls finish 2nd at season opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer There was a swagger to Southington’s boys cross country team as they gathered for a photo with their medals after the first race of the season. There was a confidence in the faces of the girls team as they mingled for the celebration shot. On Friday, Sept. 12, the Knights…

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New director of pupil services hired

September 18, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Margaret Walsh was selected as the new director of Pupil Services for the Southington school system at the Board of Education meeting on Sept. 11. With over 30 years of experience in a school environment and a wide variety of experience in special education, Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski…

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Olney Needham, served in the US Army

September 17, 2014
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Olney Wendall Needham, “Hoogie” to all who knew him, died peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the age of 85 in Venice Florida.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Ingalls Needham of 64 years. Hoogie was born on October 31, 1928 to Charles and Laura Needham in Middlebury, VT.   Hoogie graduated from Middlebury…

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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

September 17, 2014
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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

Michael James Shanley, 50, of Southington and Cedar Island, Clinton, passed away on September 6, with his ever-loving and devoted family by his side.  Mike fought a most courageous and dignified battle for 22 months against glioblastoma. He handled his illness with grace, dignity and determination, never considering it any other way. Mike had a…

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