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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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A mighty sweet fund raiser tonight

May 2, 2013
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Miss Milldale’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Sica is having a sweet fundraiser, today, May 2. The Southington teen is hosting “Crowns for Cupcakes” at Hardcore Sweet, 158 Grand St., Waterbury. The event will raise money to help support her platform for the upcoming Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen pageant in June, “Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol—Your…

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Brass Blast event this Saturday

April 26, 2013
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All trumpeters, even those who haven’t played for a while, are invited to participate on April 27 in the Southington Brass Blast, a Guinness World Record attempt at Southington High School. Registration and vendor fair begins at 10 am, the UConn Funky Dawgz Band will entertain from 11:00-12:00, sectional rehearsal begins at 12:00 pm,  the…

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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

April 19, 2013
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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight lacrosse team had the longest wait for opening day. For three weeks, they ran drills while teams kicked off the spring season. For the last seven days, they couldn’t even scare up a scrimmage. On Monday, April 8, the Lady Knights finally got a chance to compete…

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Blue Knight defense answers the call; Baseball rebounds from first loss with Susi’s no-hitter and Rivera’s 1-hitter

April 18, 2013
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Blue Knight defense answers the call; Baseball rebounds from first loss with Susi’s no-hitter and Rivera’s 1-hitter

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Lembo said that he’s never worried about a loss. That’s why he embraces such a tough regular season schedule. It’s the way his team responds to a loss that concerns the Southington coach. That’s why Lembo had a hard time suppressing his smile when he welcomed visitors into the…

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Celebrating the Arts

April 17, 2013
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Celebrating the Arts

        The Southington Community Cultural Arts Organization held an event Tuesday evening to present their plans for a future art center for the town of Southington.   The event was held at the governor’s mansion in West Hartford.  Local artists were celebrated through art gallery exhibits throughout the mansion as well as musical entertainment.   Event…

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Charitable pop-up store gets its own ‘Prom Extravaganza’

March 28, 2013
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By Mike Chaiken Edition’s Editor Bristol’s Alyscia Talbot is a convert to the joys of Kristen’s Kloset. And on March 30, with the help of the Wolcott Grange, the Bristol Central High School junior will be giving Kristen’s Kloset a financial boost with a fund raising “Prom Extravaganza.” Kristen’s Kloset is a pop-up store organized…

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Wheeler Clinic holds foster care informational sessions

March 13, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer About every month, Wheeler Clinic holds informational sessions about the foster care programs it offers, letting the community learn more about how they can help children in need, in their very own communities. Wheeler Clinic, based in Plainville, currently has 55 children in its therapeutic foster care program, with about…

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Slip Sliding Away!

March 2, 2013
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Slip Sliding Away!

Mount Southington hosted it’s annual winter carnival and cardboard box sled race on Saturday, March 2.  Participants designed their own sleds in attempt be the fastest to ride down the thunderbolt trail.  Sleds were judged in the categories of best overall, fastest, best construction, and best fiasco.  See slide show below for more photos.  Photos…

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