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Spikers struggle: First week without a win

May 19, 2016
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The Blue Knight volleyball team went 0-2 last week to fall to 11-3, but it was their first two losses they suffered since losing to top-ranked East Hartford (14-0) on April 15. The Knights began the week at Newington on Monday, May 9 where they took the Indians to a fifth set, but fell short,…

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Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

May 18, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners are: Teen Miss Southington: Katerina Belales. Teen Miss Plantsville: Kaylee Brennan. Junior Teen Miss Southington:…

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Knights looking for 1 more win

May 12, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (6-6) extended their losing streak to three games with a pair of loses this past week, but they are not out of contention from making the Class L tournament. Floundering against the Falcons Southington made a trip out to Middletown on Tuesday, May 3, where they fell to…

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Spikers qualify for state tourney

May 5, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since losing to East Hartford, 3-1, last month, the Blue Knights (8-1) have won four-straight matches, taking three on the road this past week, and reserving a seat for the Class L tournament. Southington trekked to Trumbull (7-5) on Monday, April 25 for their first road game of the season, and…

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Junior Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for May 15

May 2, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is seeking contestants for its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at The Aqua Turf in Plantsville. Contestants can be ages 5 to seniors in high school. Areas of competition are interview skills, casual wear, fitness, evening wear, on-stage question and talent(which only counts for 15 percent of the…

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Road closure on Saturday for Daffodil Festival

April 25, 2016
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  On Saturday, April 30, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322) will be closed to eastbound traffic at the I-691 Eastbound on and off ramps near the Meriden town line for Meriden’s Daffodil Festival. The closure is expected between 10:30 a.m. and approximately 1:15 p.m. From the point of the detour, all traffic will be directed onto…

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State wants more studies done on quarry expansion

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Before any decisions are made on a plan to expand Tilcon quarrying, the state legislature is requesting that a study be conducted to determine the effects of the project. Tilcon, a paving and construction company that provides crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, is looking to expand…

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West, Spring changes opposed at hearing

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Public hearings are still open regarding proposed zoning changes between Spring Street and West Street. At a meeting on April 5, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard more opposition from residents who would be affected by zone changes in this area. The West Street Subcommittee recommended a zone boundary change…

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Obituary: Edward Runowicz

April 14, 2016
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Edward J. Runowicz, 98, passed away from us peacefully at his residence in The Orchards in Southington, on April 9, 2016.  He was born January 8, 1918 in Lowell, Mass. to Aniela (Stefanik) and Joseph Runowicz.  A child of the Great Depression, he worked multiple jobs while attending both elementary and high school and gave up…

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Obituary: Edward Platt Jr.

April 14, 2016
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  Edward M. Platt, Jr., 81, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Bristol Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Joan A. (Palmer) Platt. Born April 13, 1935 in Torrington and was raised in West Goshen, he was the son of the late Edward M. Sr. and Doris (Adams)…

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