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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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I-84 EB up again in Southington, 12 hours ahead of schedule, reports governor; WB open between 7 and 8

June 29, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced in a press release that the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s  weekend bridge replacement project of I-84 over Marion Avenue in Southington is virtually complete with I-84 EB opening at 4:30 p.m. today –  12-plus hours ahead of schedule.  Interstate 84 Westbound, also well ahead of schedule, is tentatively set to…

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A Class Act

June 20, 2014
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A Class Act

     Southington High School seniors celebrated their graduation exercises last night, June 19, 2014.   The ceremony took place on the high school football field.  Parents, relatives, and friends cheered from the stands.  Southington students have officially begun their summer break!  (Photos by:  Tammi Naudus)        

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Swinging in the rain;Golfers place 2nd at CCC Championship

June 13, 2014
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Swinging in the rain;Golfers place 2nd at CCC Championship

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Flood scooped his ball in a long arc to the 18th green and bounced it about a foot and a half away from the hole to enter the clubhouse with a birdie. Drew Szandrocha finished just one stroke behind him with a 76 over 18 soggy holes. On Thursday,…

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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

June 6, 2014
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Gearing up for Class LL; Bennett, Barmore earn all-conference honors

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coaches might have been scratching their heads at the start of the 100m, but it didn’t take long to see that the seedings were right. On Wednesday, May 28, the Blue Knight track team sent eight different sprinters to the starting line for the CCC West championship meet. Stephen Barmore…

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The measuring stick; Boys Lacrosse almost topples the Tomahawks

May 30, 2014
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The measuring stick; Boys Lacrosse almost topples the Tomahawks

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took the Glastonbury defenseman a herculean effort to free himself in the waning minutes of the first half, but he looked upfield to see a streaking attackman sprint across the 50-yard line. The pass was perfect. The timing was well-rehearsed, but a Southington player seemed to materialize out of…

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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

May 23, 2014
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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just under 10 seconds remaining in the half, Megan Palumbo stepped between two Trumbull players to scoop up a ground ball. In just a few seconds, it sparked a charge that finnished in the back of Trumbull’s net. The Golden Eagles had just tried to secure the halftime lead…

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Knights hit their stride; Baseball survives grueling three-game stretch

May 16, 2014
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Knights hit their stride; Baseball survives grueling three-game stretch

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Lembo sauntered out to his baseball team waving two game balls in his right hand and a smile beaming across his face. Storm clouds were already gathering in the Wednesday night sky. Southington’s four-game marathon would be cut short with the impending rains, but for the third time in…

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Southington native launches sustainable company

May 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Wrtier When Southington native and energy efficiency engineer Jeff Julia noticed that consumers were not buying green products as quickly as they could be marketed, he created his own company to solve the problem. After years of studying both consumer needs and product liability, Julia launched Soutenir, LC, selling stream-lined, home-use…

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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

May 9, 2014
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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jill Pomposi had enough and signaled to the officials for a timeout. Fewer than 8 minutes had elapsed, but the Southington lacrosse team was already trailing Farmington, 6-1. “I told them to just forget about the first eight minutes, and let’s just play together,” said the coach. “We’re a…

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