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Girls are reaping the harvest: Injuries last season created more experience for this winter

December 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Injuries badgered the Lady Knights basketball team during the 2014-15 season, forcing underclassmen to step up and fill starting roles. However, Southington still managed to produce success through arduous times by qualifying for both the CCC Tournament and Class LL State Tournament after completing the regular season with a 14-6 record,…

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‘The Story of the Nativity’ presented Dec. 20 at St. Dominic

December 8, 2015
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St. Dominic Parish presents its annual musical production of ‘The Story of the Nativity: The Birth of Jesus Christ, King and Savior,’ Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. at St. Dominic Church located at the intersection of Flanders Road and Laning Street, Southington. Admission is free and all are welcome to join us. The 37-minute…

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Southington Catholic School supports Bread for Life in feeding the hungry

November 23, 2015
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Southington Catholic School students donated an assortment of baked goods to Southington’s Bread for Life to enhance the meals prepared by BFL staff at the Masonic Friedship Lodge 33. BFL Executive Director Eldon Hafford, center, receives the desserts that were later distributed to residents in senior communities and the homebound. From left, are SCS students…

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Southington Festival Chorale announces Holiday Concert

November 22, 2015
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The Southington Festival Chorale invites the public to attend their 2015 Holiday Concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3 p.m., at Plantsville Congregational Church, 109 Church St. The chorale has a new director, Christopher Hartel, who is introducing some pieces new to the chorale from Christian and Jewish traditions. In addition to the choral numbers,…

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Eighth grader donates birthday money to Alex’s Lemonade Stand

November 22, 2015
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Anthony Donato raised over $400 for Alex's Lemonade Stand.

DePaolo Middle School eighth grade student Anthony Donato decided that just giving his time to help raise money at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest wasn’t enough. Instead, Donato asked family, friends, and neighbors to donate to an important cause. He raised $200, but still wasn’t satisfied. When his birthday came up, Donato asked…

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Elisabeth von Trapp to sing at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

November 21, 2015
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Elisabeth von Trap to sing at St. Paul Episcopal Church.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host “The Sounds of Christmas,” a holiday concert featuring Elisabeth von Trapp. The concert is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at 145 Main St. in Southington. Von Trapp is the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired…

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Holiday drivers needed for seniors

November 21, 2015
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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift? Then, Senior Transportation Servics, Inc. has the perfect gift idea. Offer a ride to a senior in need. Hundreds of local seniors are without transportation. Help a loved one, neighbor or friend by purchasing a membership or gift certificate so they can have essential transportation services to…

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Tree harvesting to begin at Crescent Lake

November 7, 2015
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The Town of Southington has announced that the harvesting of trees at Crescent Lake will begin the week of Nov. 9. A portion of the forest south of the parking lot is marked to delineate a harvest area. Trees that have distinctive blue paint markings on them outside of blazed trail areas are intended to…

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Democrats swept across the board

November 4, 2015
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Democratic party leader Ed Rosenblatt counts the early results at the Mason Hall in the center of town.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Preliminary numbers have been counted, and the Democrats will continue to serve as the minority party on every town board for the next two years. The Democrats were quietly watching the numbers being logged onto the spreadsheet at their Election Day gathering at the Mason Hall downtown when someone rushed in with the…

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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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