Plantsville set for Halloween

October 21, 2013
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Plantsville set for Halloween

By Ed Harris Editor Downtown Plantsville is going to get a little spooky later this month. The Village of Plantsville Association and the Southington Parks and Recreation Department are cosponsoring the 17th annual Halloween in Plantsville on Thursday, Oct. 24 (with a rain date Oct. 25) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “It’s going to be…

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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

October 20, 2013
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Former Gov. Rowland speaks at Chamber breakfast

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Former Governor John Rowland joined local politicians, business owners, and other guests at the annual Celebrity Breakfast last week, hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, shedding light on the current partial shutdown of the federal government. Curtis Robinson, the operator and president of C&R Development, a construction management company,…

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Ready for the postseason; Knights enjoy season finale, Freshman attack Wickham

October 19, 2013
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Ready for the postseason; Knights enjoy season finale, Freshman attack Wickham

By John Goralski Sports Writer Four scarlet jerseys spoiled the perfect sea of blue in the boys race. There were no New Britain girls to challenge the girls. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Knights scored a pair of forfeits against New Britain at YMCA Camp Sloper. Winning was never a question in Southington’s final race,…

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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

October 19, 2013
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The next generation; Young Knights continue to make strides

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington fans have been spoiled in recent years by earning top seeds and making deep runs into the postseason, but there was a time when Coach Rich Heitz had to fight for every win. Even those teams made deep runs into the postseason. That’s why Heitz isn’t too concerned by…

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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

October 19, 2013
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Spooky Kingdom brings scares for charity

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer What started out as several hand-carved tombstones for the Burke family in 2002 turned into “Spooky Kingdom,” a local Halloween event filled with 15 different animated attractions. Howard and Bonnie Burke have invited residents statewide to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville for the past nine years to experience…

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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

October 18, 2013
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A peek into horror’s past in Bristol

by SARAH JOHNSON CORRESPONDENT Drive up toward Chippens Hill around Halloween and it becomes apparent that there’s something special happening on Battle Street. The Witch’s DungeonClassicMovieMuseum, run by Bristol native Cortlandt Hull, has been scaring and delighting people from all over the country since 1966. “People make this a Halloween destination,” Hull said. “I got…

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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

October 18, 2013
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Harvest the Arts dominates second weekend

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Harvest the Arts took over the last weekend of the 2013 Apple Harvest Festival, adding new features to the event, along with the traditional attractions. A 3D chalk artist brought his work to life on the grounds of Center Street Saturday, painting a shark that jumped out of the water…

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The Perfect 10; Kristy Dougan launched a dynasty

October 18, 2013
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The Perfect 10; Kristy Dougan launched a dynasty

By John Goralski Sports Writer steadied herself on the diving board and waited for the signal from officials. She had her back to the pool. Fans and coaches held their breath. Dougan hadn’t performed a single dive as she rehabbed her fractured ankle during the regular season, but here she was at the state meet,…

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Punt, pass, and Smick; Knights win the early battle of field position

October 18, 2013
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Punt, pass, and Smick; Knights win the early battle of field position

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Smick’s first punt pinned New Britain behind their 20 yard line for their first possession of the game. His second one spanned more than 47 yards before coming to rest just outside the Hurricane 10-yard line. On Friday, Oct. 11, Kyle Smick was toying with the Hurricane’s special teams…

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