Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

March 2, 2013
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Unlikely heroes; Knights upset Owls to clinch postseason

By John Goralski Sports Writer Hartford Public shooters struggled at times in the first half, but the Owls entered the break with a two point lead. Hartford rolled out to a seven point lead midway through the second half, but Southington still wasn’t done. On Friday, Feb. 15, the Blue Knight basketball team entered the…

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Kelley students solve math problems for St. Jude

March 2, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Kelley School students will once again be solving math problems to help raise money on behalf of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The school has organized the Math-A-Thon since 1991 and has donated close $170,000 to St. Jude in that time. The school usually donates about $6,000 per year. “This year…

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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

March 2, 2013
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Ready for the title run?; Hall-Southington to face nemesis in CCC final

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the final week of the season, Hall-Southington completed the season sweep of last year’s division III champion, but Coach Brian Cannon isn’t ready to discuss this year’s brackets. The Warrior-Knights lost a tight battle against Conard in the regular season finale. One game earlier, they edged Newington-Berlin for the…

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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

March 1, 2013
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Reclaiming their throne; Gymnasts floor Glastonbury to claim Class L title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington gymnasts launched themselves across the vault in perfect precision to set the tone for the Class L championships and carried that momentum onto the bars. On Saturday, Feb. 23 the Lady Knights held a comfortable lead after two events, but it all came crashing down as one-by-one the Lady…

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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

March 1, 2013
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Cinderella Story; Lady Knights reach the finals of the conference tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer It took overtime to knock off the top seed. It took three chances for higher-ranked teams to knock out the Lady Knights. While most teams are scrambling for scrimmages to prepare for the Class LL tournament, Southington was having some fun. On Monday, the No. 8 Knights became the lowest…

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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

March 1, 2013
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Guests read to students at Plantsville School

By Ed Harris Editor Plantsville Elementary School hosted several guest readers recently as it celebrated Read Across America Day. This was the first year that the school invited “celebrity” guest readers, including various media personalities and businessmen from the area. “We decided to branch out a little bit,” said Hilary Birdsey, one of the co-organizers…

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$45.9 million budget proposal; Public hearing is set for March 4

March 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town Manager Garry Brumback has submitted a $45.9 million budget proposal that includes the doubling of the Information Technology Department’s allocation, which is earmarked to further implement a virtual town hall. Brumback’s proposal is a $593,194 or 1.3 percent increase over last year’s $45.3 million budget. The increases in the proposed…

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Lincoln College is tournament bound; Wildcats earn second straight postseason berth

February 28, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Three games in 24 hours—One was to the South and two were to the North. Lincoln College had their hands full last weekend as the regular season came to an end. They had no time to worry about the shakeup in the NJCAA division III rankings. Gateway College dropped out…

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Family funfest brings out a crowd

February 28, 2013
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Family funfest brings out a crowd

By Margaret Waage Correspondent The Healthy Family FunFest, held February 24 at the Aqua Turf, had such a big turnout that many cars arriving at noon were being directed to park in the perimeter parking lots because those closest to the entrance were filled. Coordinated by three organizations including the Hospital of Central Connecticut, the…

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