Spikers lose season opener

September 15, 2016
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The Lady Knight volleyball team began last season with three consecutive wins and picked up an early victory over NW Catholic last year, but the Knights wouldn’t be as fortunate this fall. On Friday, Sept. 9, the girls suffered a 3-1 loss in their season opener. Southington took the first set, but went on to…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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Boys soccer just misses 2 game-winners

September 15, 2016
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Southington goalie Evan Daddona makes one of his six saves to secure a tie against Conard in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The score was tied, 1-1, late in the second half when Joseph Colaccino received a pass just outside of the box and fired a high arching shot in desperation. The ball clanged downward after hitting the bottom of the crossbar and deflected off of a diving goalkeeper’s hand. It was…

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Water Department lifts water restrictions

September 15, 2016
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The Southington Water Department announced that they have lifted the water restrictions that have been in place since June 23. A notice of the ban’s lifting was posted on the department website. “The Southington Water Department, in its continued commitment to supplying quality water to the residents of Southington, is lifting the mandatory water restriction,”…

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Locals commemorate 15th anniversary of 9/11

September 15, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Chief Harold Clark delivers a statement on Sunday, Sept. 11 as members of the Southington Police Department and Southington Fire Department joined local residents, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Kiltonic Post 72, local veteran support groups, civic leaders, and state and local officials for a memorial service in Plantsville to commemorate…

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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana honored by town Democrats

September 15, 2016
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Former BOE member Zaya Oshana was honored by town Democrats.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Zaya Oshana was wheeled to the podium by his son, Zaya. The younger Oshana grabbed the microphone and apologized that his father didn’t have the voice to address the crowd. “I know that’s surprising,” said his son. The crowd of Democrats chuckled at the irony. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the Southington…

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Council gives high marks for handling of Quinnipiac spill

September 15, 2016
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Excavation at the scene of the hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) spill at Light Metals Coloring. (File photo)

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Just weeks after hexavalent chromium spilled into the Quinnipiac River from Light Metals Coloring Company, the town has everything under control and the area has returned to normal. Officials took a moment at the start of Monday’s Town Council meeting to review Southington’s efforts during the crisis. Town Manager Garry…

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Long summer break leads to strong start for the school year

September 15, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) kicked off the year with an upbeat meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8 after one of the town’s longest summer recesses. Superintendent Timothy Connellan greeted board members with a positive report for the start of the 2016-2017 school year. With a long summer, custodial staff…

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Sports listings for the Sept. 19 edition

September 14, 2016
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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