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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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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

March 1, 2014
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Win streak ends in finale; Lincoln enters the postseason as the No.1 seed

By John Goralski Sports Writer Midway through Lincoln College’s 13-game winning streak, a colleague cornered Preston Beverly in the halls of the school. He told the first-year coach that the Wildcats might want to consider losing a game just to find out what it’s like to lose before the postseason. Beverly didn’t know what to…

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Snapping the skid; Hockey needs 1 win to clinch tourney

February 21, 2014
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Snapping the skid; Hockey needs 1 win to clinch tourney

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the start of the second minute, Brian Mahon skipped the puck under the pads of Lyman Hall’s goaltender. Seventeen seconds later, Dylan Roach pushed the lead to 2-0. On Monday, Feb. 10, the Warrior-Knights desperately needed a win. For the first time since mid-January, Hall-Southington helped their cause with…

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Brumback: Use caution, roads will not be cleared to usual standards

February 13, 2014
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*UPDATED Southington is among the many communities to feel the sting of road salt shortages in the state. The issue has gotten so bad that Gov. Dannel Malloy issued a State of Emergency on the matter yesterday. “I have asked our state emergency management personnel to reach out to our cities and towns tonight and…

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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

February 6, 2014
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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

A Southington man has been arrested after Plainville police said he had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13-years-old. According to a press release Luis M. Maldonado, 32, of 14 John St., Southington was arrested at his home for first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Because the…

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Food waste to energy plant is coming to DePaolo Drive

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon lead the way in organic food waste management, due to a facility on DePaolo Drive. Under the company Supreme Industries, which is based in Harwinton, Quantum BioPower will operate a food waste to energy facility on 49 DePaolo Drive with the goal of potentially providing electricity for…

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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

January 21, 2014
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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

A local man was arrested on charges that he threatened a Spring Lake Road resident with a gun. , 53, of 236 Spring Lake Road was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and charged with first degree threatening, carrying a firearm under the influence and second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $50,000 with…

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