Town joins with organization to bring AEDs to schools

May 24, 2014
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By Ed Harris
Professional basketball star Ryan Gomez and his foundation Hoops for Heart Health are looking to bring defibrillators to Southington schools.

By Ed Harris Editor About a month ago, local resident Kevin Salsbury was going for a run at the 103rd Airlift Wing Connecticut Air National Guard center in East Granby when he became dizzy and collapsed, suffering from a cardiac issue. If it wasn’t for a nearby doctor and an automated external defibrillator (AED), there…

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Rising in the ranks; Girls lacrosse competes with top programs

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Allie Abacherli protects the net during an 11-9 win over Trumbull.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With just under 10 seconds remaining in the half, Megan Palumbo stepped between two Trumbull players to scoop up a ground ball. In just a few seconds, it sparked a charge that finnished in the back of Trumbull’s net. The Golden Eagles had just tried to secure the halftime lead…

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Finally flipping the switch; Volleyball shifts their focus toward postseason fun

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Nate Keen scores a kill during a 3-0 win over Maloney on Monday, May 12.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos had seen enough, so he motioned for a timeout and gathered his young team. “Just go out and play,” the coach said with a forced smile. “Just play to win the point…and have fun.” Just two days earlier, they fell to Newington for the second time this season.…

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Peaking for states; Knights are poised for the postseason

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Charles Morelli clears the bar during the high jump competition on Tuesday, May 13.

By John Goralski Sports Writer If you add up both opponents, they wouldn’t gave beaten the lowest Southington score. With two lopsided victories, the Blue Knight track team seems to be sprinting toward the postseason. With a 128-21 win over NW Catholic on Tuesday and a 100-50 victory over Newington on Thursday, the Knights have…

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Golfers climb D-I standings; Steve Salmon scores a hole-in-one during a JV match

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Eric Flood chips onto the 9th green on May 13.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jim DiNello heard the rumors long before he caught sight of Steve Salmon at the Hawks Landing clubhouse. News of Salmon’s drive on the 16th hole rippled through the lineup while DiNello studied his varsity golfers approaching the last green. When Salmon’s exploits reached his coach’s ears, DiNello actually…

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Searching for perfection;

May 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Dani Ahearn chases down a fly ball in right field during a 5-0 win over Conard.

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Wednesday, May 14, Davina Hernandez yelled back at the dugout in frustration as she swung an imaginary bat. “Like this,” she instructed as she motioned a level slap at an invisible pitch. “You’re swinging up at the ball.” Southington is cruising toward the finish line for another undefeated season.…

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Town officials and business leaders talk Plantsville Renaissance

May 23, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Town officials and business leaders walked Plantsville last week and talked about the planned renaissance. Town officials are looking into getting grants, which they hope will kickstart the process.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From municipal parking lots to signage to traffic, town officials and local business owners addressed a variety of issues while walking through downtown Plantsville last week. Hosted by the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the walk-through is an annual activity that provides business owners and town officials an opportunity to discuss…

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Library to apply for grant; Funds could cover expansion costs

May 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Public Library is in the process of applying for a state grant that would cover the construction costs of its planned expansion. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to support the grant, which is provided by the State Library Board. Town Manager Garry Brumback said…

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Relay for Life kicks off next week

May 23, 2014
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The annual Southington Relay for Life will take place at Southington High School on Friday, May 30.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With Relay for Life scheduled to kick off next week, teams throughout Southington are wrapping up their fundraisers in preparation of the annual event. For members of the Jean’s Angels team, hosting seven fundraisers at Wendy’s on Queen Street before the annual event served as a way to give back…

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