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Lombardi wins Board of Ethics appeal

October 29, 2015
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Tom Lombardi waits silently for his fate during an appeal of a September Board of Ethics decision. The Republican council voted to vacate the earlier decision.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Town Councilor Tom Lombardi successfully appealed a Board of Ethics decision this week that had found him in violation of the town’s ethical code. The Board of Ethics (BOE) decision came in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 with the majority, delivered by then-Chairmain of the BOE Craig Simms, declaring a breach…

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Girls soccer is on the brink of clinching the postseason

October 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights soccer team remained out on the road over the week, finishing two contests with a tie, bringing their record to 4-7-2 on the season. Southington traveled to West Hartford on Friday, Oct. 16 where they settled with a 1-1 draw against Hall (5-4-3). Hall scored the first goal…

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Apple Harvest Festival; Growing in Community Pride

October 7, 2015
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From rain to shine, Southington’s first weekend of the Apple Harvest Festival was eventful.  The festival was held off a bit by rainy conditions on Friday and early Saturday, but was in full swing by Saturday afternoon.  Apple pie and fritter eating contests were held.  Bed races barreled down Main Street as planned.   Sunday afternoon, the…

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As Time Goes By, Wedding Fashions of Yesteryear

September 22, 2015
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Margaret Shuteran models the 1948 gown belonging to Margaret Nevelos

The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s Bradley Memorial Campus Auxiliary held it’s annual fashion show on Monday at Hawk’s Landing.  The event featured wedding gowns and personal stories dating back to the 1920s.  Other fashions included bridesmaid and flower gowns, Bridal going away suits, mother of the bride attire, and clothing that could be worn to bridal…

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Locals remember lives lost in 9/11 attacks

September 14, 2015
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Last Friday, September 11th, the town of Southington held a ceremony of remembrance in honor of the victims and families of September 11th, 2001.  Town officials, members of the fire department, police department, and members of the community were among those in attendance.  The ceremony was held at the corner of Summer Street and West Main…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Tracey Bentz brings arts, crafts, and fun to the festival

September 11, 2015
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Tracey Bentz is in charge of the carnival for both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival and coordinates the arts & crafts festival in the second week.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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Three in a row?: Football looks to defend the championship crown…again

September 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The Southington Blue Knights football team is entering the 2015 season as kings of the throne for a second straight year after shutting out NFA, 49-0, in the 2014 Class LL Large state championship game, giving the program its third win in a championship game and their 10th undefeated season…

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First of firsts

September 4, 2015
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Southington Catholic-Margaret Markowski and her  Kindergarten class

Southington Catholic School held its first ever first day of school last Thursday. PHOTOS by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Apple Harvest coming up quickly

September 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The 47th annual Apple Harvest Festival is just around the corner, and festival committee members have swung into full gear finalizing details, vendors and events. This year’s theme encourages residents to promote “Growing Community Pride” – and of course enjoying all things apple. The two-weekend event will run Oct. 2…

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Surprise! 4 groups receive grants

September 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER For 20 days last month, the Main Street Community Foundation, Inc., surprised 20 local nonprofits with $20,000 in grants. Among the 20 chosen were four Southington based organizations – The Arc of Southington, Inc., Bread for Life, Inc., the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and United Way…

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