Giving Back Girls help hand out backpacks

September 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Giving Back Girls kicked off another backpack drive as part of the Southington Smart Start Program, providing at least 400 backpacks to students in need throughout the community. Created in 2010 by high school freshman Erin Gibney, the Giving Back Girls spent hours filling each backpack with school supplies,…

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STEPS planning events for Halloween drive-in event

September 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group is currently planning a hauntingly good time for the upcoming Halloween double bill at the Southington Drive-in. This is the third year that the Drive-in Committee has held a special Halloween screening, showcasing two horror movies. Two years ago, the year…

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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

August 30, 2013
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The Blue Knight; After 3 decades Ernie Blue remains the measuring stick for Southington scorers

By John Goralski Sports Writer Bloomfield raced to a 26-17 lead in the first quarter of the 1971 season opener, so Blue Knight coach Ed Nardi gave Ernie Blue ‘the signal’ at the break between quarters. Blue had already scored nine of Southington’s 17 points against the fast-breaking Bloomfield squad, but the first year Southington…

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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

August 30, 2013
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Chamber hosts annual Pizza Fest

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer More than 500 local residents chowed down on their favorite pizza pie during the fourth annual Pizza Fest, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Hawk’s Landing Country Club where ten area restaurants featured sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the…

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What is that smell?; Town works to fix odor coming from wastewater treatment plant

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The heat wave that took over Connecticut this summer left an unpleasant odor coming from Southington’s wastewater treatment plant, near the Southington Drive-in. Town Manager Garry Brumback said at a recent Town Council meeting that during this major heat wave, organisms in the anaerobic digester that eat the sewage underwent…

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Plainville principal shadows Southington superintendent

August 30, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Steven LePage became the principal of Plainville High School, he did not believe in the idea of rising through the ranks to the position of superintendent, until now. “I always thought that being a high school principal would be the end of the road for me, where I would…

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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

August 29, 2013
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*Update Harold Smith found in Cheshire

*UPDATE Harold Smith has been located in neighboring Cheshire, according to a Southington Police Department news release. Smith approached a farm worker who was working on the Sunny Acres Farm in Cheshire.  He advised the farm worker that he had run away from home.  The Cheshire Police Department was subsequently contacted and confirmed Smith’s identity. …

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Police seek armed robbery suspect

August 29, 2013
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Southington police are asking for the public’s help in an investigation into an armed robbery at Sam’s Quick Mart on Meriden-Waterbury Road. On Thursday, August 22, at 9 p.m., a store clerk reported that a black male suspect entered the store and walked behind the counter. The suspect then pointed a handgun at the clerk…

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First rule: Have fun; Kenny Hill Jr Memorial Tennis Tourney has become a summer staple

August 29, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For more than three hours, Lady Knight tennis coach Robin Thompson proved that her lessons at varsity practices are more than just words. On Sunday, Aug. 25, the high school coach partnered with a friend to push a pair of high school players to three sets and a tie breaker…

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