Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet; advance to regional championships as a team

March 8, 2013
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Back to New Englands; Gymnasts place second at State Open meet;  advance to regional championships as a team

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lexi Rothstein shrugged off her typical handspring and corkscrew twist off the vault to embrace a more difficult Tsukahara tuck. Marilyn Sporbert switched her dismount on the beam to squeeze out another tenth of a point from the judges, and Erin Malone continued to evolve her routines with tougher skills…

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Choral Society performs March 15, 16

March 8, 2013
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Plainville Choral Society will present Vivaldi’s Gloria, directed by Peter Peluso, on March 15 and 16 at 7:30 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. “The theme for PCS this year is ‘The Classics’,” according to Peter Peluso, “and this show will feature classic choral pieces. In addition to Vivaldi’s Gloria, there will be performances by a…

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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

March 8, 2013
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Leaving it on the court; Cinderella season ends in the second round

By John Goralski Sports Writer Over the last two decades, Coach Mike Forgione has coached more than his fair share of top athletes. He’s captured conference titles and made deep tournament runs, but the Lady Knight coach had to stop and gather himself moments after the Lady Knight basketball team suffered a season-ending loss at…

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Bradley Hospital looking at possible changes

March 8, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Changes could be in store for Bradley Memorial Hospital, depending on the findings of a report that is being put together by Philadelphia  based Health Strategies and Solutions. Clarence Silva, president and chief executive officer of the Hospital of Central Connecticut, said Health Strategies and Solutions began putting together the report…

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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

March 7, 2013
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Slalom Shootout; Four Knights qualify for Team CT

By John Goralski Sports Writer At the end of their first run, Erika Florian finished one breath faster than Casey Abraham for third place at the Slalom Shootout. When the teammates finished their second run, they had flipped positions at the top of the standings. On Monday, Feb. 25, the competition for Team Connecticut had…

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Backing the school budget; Residents voice opinions at hearing

March 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The public by and large supported the Board of Education and its budget proposal during a hearing at DePaolo Middle School Monday night. Numerous residents, teachers, PTO and town officials spoke in favor of passing the school board proposal as is, with little to no cuts. Only three people talked out…

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Town to prepare for incoming storm

March 6, 2013
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Town to prepare for incoming storm

By Ed Harris Editor   The town is beginning to prepare for a storm that is expected to bring snow and rain showers tonight through Friday. “We have been watching the weather closely and have to prepare for high winds, rain and snow,” said Town Manager Garry Brumback in an email release. The National Weather…

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The circus may come to town

March 6, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are investigating whether it’s feasible to bring the Cole Bros Circus to town later this summer, as a favor to neighboring Meriden. Cole Bros has performed in Meriden, at the hub, for the last three years, but work there has forced the city to explore other options. Ed Sibert, …

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Snow is in the forecast for this week

March 5, 2013
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Snow is in the forecast for this week

Accuweather says snow could be on its way State College, Pa. — 5 March 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports snow will reach the New York City metropolitan area to Boston as well as part of northern New England and upstate New York with the midweek storm. It has been a nail-biting time for meteorologists as to…

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