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Obituary: Kylie Olean

April 11, 2016
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Victory does not always mean the overcoming of an enemy. In fact, victory can mean demonstrating strength, courage, love, and kindness in the face of an adversity that has the upper hand. Kylie Elizabeth Douglas Olean, 39, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 after a victorious battle against leukemia of 16 months. She lived…

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Obituary: Walter Joseph Klezcz

April 11, 2016
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Walter Joseph Kleszcz, Jr., 80, of Murrells Inlet, passed away  Sunday, February 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born on November 9, 1935 in Meriden, CT, son of the late Walter and Elizabeth Majkowski. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a son, Walter Joseph Kleszcz, III and two brothers, Robert…

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Obituary: Carl Leroy Marshall

April 11, 2016
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Carl Leroy Marshall, 84, of Plantsville, passed away on April 7, 2016 at his home. Born  January 7, 1916 in Williamsport, PA, he was the son of the late John and Sarah (Alexander) Marshall. Carlwas a member of Grace United Methodit Church. He was an avid Lionel train collector and very knowledgeable with anything to…

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Rep. Aresimowicz seeks input from local students

April 1, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is sponsoring an essay contest for local middle school students. Aresimowicz is asking students in his district that are in grades 7-8 to submit essays of 250 to 500 words describing one project or initiative that would help improve their community. In these essays, students should include why…

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Everybody cut Footloose, this weekend

March 10, 2016
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Southington High School Drama Club students will be performing Footloose the musical this weekend.  Showtimes are: March 11th and 12th at 7:00.  Performances will be in the Southington High School auditorium.  Tickets are sold at the door.  $5.00 for children under 12.  $5.00 for SHS students and faculty. $10.00 for adults. (Photos by:  Tammi Naudus)

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United Way names Southington Hero recipients: Tickets still available for the March 17 event

March 10, 2016
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United Way of Southington has announced the Southington Heroes awards recipients. Dave Salvatore, Melissa Sheffy, and Kate Sirignano were nomintated by the public and will be presented with awards during the annual dinner at the Aqua Turf on March 17. Dave Salvatore, a co-owner of D&D Carbide in Berlin and a lifelong Southington resident, is…

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Jr. Miss Southington pageant plans meeting on March 16

March 4, 2016
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Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization is hosting its annual pageant on Sunday, May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. An informal meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at the Southington YMCA. Areas of competition include interview skills, talent, and evening wear/ onstage questions. Ages are 5 to 18. A $500 scholarship is…

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Hockey splits the week

February 10, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall-Southington (9-4-0) split the week with a road win and a road loss in overtime, dropping to fourth in CIAC Division III standings behind Staples-Weston-Shelton (9-5-0), Woodstock Academy (11-3-0), and New Fairfield-Immaculate (11-2-0). Shutout at the Gunnery The Warrior-Knights ventured out to the Litchfield County on Monday, Feb. 1 where they…

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Police announce parking ban until midnight today

February 8, 2016
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Due to the impending snowfall, the Town of Southington and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets effective at noon today (Feb. 8). The ban will allow crews to clear the roadways. The ban will remain in effect through midnight, at which time the normal winter month’s overnight parking…

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Glastonbury halts 9-game win streak: Girls basketball still ranked in the top 6

February 4, 2016
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The Lady Knights (13-2) suffered just their second loss of the season when they hosted Glastonbury (11-2) on Friday, Jan. 29, 48-28. The Tomahawks avenged an earlier loss to the Knights in January. The rematch was the Knights annual “Pink Zone” game, which was started in 2010 when Southington coach Mike Forgione took over the…

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