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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

July 25, 2013
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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

By John Goralski Sports Writer Brett Susi stopped halfway to second base and stared at the catcher to try to draw the throw. In the delay, Zac Susi slipped into third base and watched carefully for a chance to head home. Willimantic’s catcher seemed confused as Southington runners toyed with him like a kitten with…

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DePaolo announces fourth quarter honor roll

July 24, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Robert Adamo, Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon,…

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Fragrances at Farmers Market

July 21, 2013
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Fragrances at Farmers Market

By Lisa Capobianco Correspondent Between summer squash, tomatoes, peach pies and cupcakes, the local farmers market sells a wide assortment of fresh produce on the town green.  But one local vendor sells a “skin-quenching” item: soap. Anneliese Dadras, a long-time resident of Southington, is the founder of her own soap-making business called “Bradley Mountain Soaps.” …

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The fans asked, ‘Real Housewife’ Caroline Manzo answered

July 12, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said she always gets questions from her fans. Certain questions would arise over and over again. And those questions… and the resulting answers from the reality TV personality… have been pulled together for a book, “Let Me Tell You Something.” Manzo…

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Washed up; Legion battles rainouts, forfeits, and double headers

July 5, 2013
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Washed up; Legion battles rainouts,   forfeits, and double headers

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Tuesday, the locals had runners on first and third when the skies opened up in Terryville midway through the top of the first inning. The following day’s baseball game was scratched since Winsted’s American Legion team withdrew from the season. On Thursday, the Southington squad was halfway to Torrington…

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Hats off the Southington class of 2013

June 22, 2013
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Hats off the Southington class of 2013

Southington welcomed in the class of 2013 at the Southington High School graduation on Friday night.  The class filled the football field of the school to celebrate all of their accomplishments.  Stands filled with friends and family cheered on the students  in support.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus  

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Governor to attend Newtown remembrance in Plantsville Saturday morning

June 14, 2013
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The governor’s office issued the following release about his arrival in town Saturday… (HARTFORD, CT) – On Saturday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will speak at the Because of 26 ceremony in Plantsville, during which 26 butterfly bushes will be planted along the Southington Rail Trail to honor those lost six months ago in Newtown. …

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Southington Walks for a Cause

June 5, 2013
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Southington Walks for a Cause

   Southington hosted another successful Relay for Life on May 31st and June 1st at Southington High School.  This yearly event draws in many people who are in support of finding a cure for cancer, as well as raising funds for continued treatments for patients.  Many team members came together to walk for this cause. …

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Commission dismisses charter ideas

May 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Charter Revision Commission has dismissed a handful of ideas from a previous public hearing, including longer terms for certain municipal boards and changing the requirements for a referendum on town expenditures. The referendum issue was discussed by several residents at the public hearing, many of whom claimed that the…

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Don’t call it a comeback

May 9, 2013
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Don’t call it a comeback

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had enough. The Blue Knight volleyball team was on the brink of scoring their second straight loss. Down 2-0 and trailing, 11-1, in the the third game, Gianacopolos called timeout. He barked out strategy and went silent. For the remainder of the game, he didn’t say a word.…

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