Southington lights up for the holidays

December 12, 2013
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Southington lights up for the holidays

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Four-year-old Jack Brinker of Southington widened his eyes and jumped for joy when he saw Santa Claus during the 25th annual Christmas in the Village in Plantsville. After whispering what he wanted this year in Santa’s ear, Jack said he loves toy airplanes, and he hopes to receive one for…

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Inclement weather may force change to championship football game

December 11, 2013
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Inclement weather may change the date or time for this Saturday’s Class LL championship football game between Southington and Fairfield Prep. The game is currently scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:05 p.m. at Arute Field at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. However, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)  may change the dates…

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Jo-Ann Fabrics to open in Southington

December 11, 2013
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Jo-Ann Fabrics to open in Southington

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Queen Street will soon welcome Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, making the national franchise the last business to occupy the Shop Rite Plaza. The new Jo-Anne store will serve as a one-stop creative destination for sewing and crafting lovers in the community, carrying a variety of crafting, floral and seasonal…

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After the snow, AccuWeather says watch out for the cold

December 10, 2013
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After the snow, AccuWeather says watch out for the cold

Once the region clears out the snow, AccuWeather says the region from New York City to Boston should be prepare for Arctic like temperatures. AccuWeather.com reports yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast. The air will be the coldest of the season so…

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Snow creeping into region

December 8, 2013
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Snow creeping into region

AccuWeather.com is predicting that the Monday commute in New England could be messy with snow and ice a possibility. AccuWeather.com reports accumulating snow and an icy mix are pushing toward the Northeast to end the weekend. As Sunday progresses, slippery conditions from snow and ice will continue spreading from Kentucky to Virginia and Pennsylvania. During…

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Holding their own; Wildcats keep pace in conference; stay competitive in D-I tournament

December 8, 2013
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Holding their own; Wildcats keep pace in conference; stay competitive in D-I tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the buzzer sounded at the end of regulation, it drowned out the echo from Lincoln College’s potential game-winning shot. When the buzzer sounded at the end of overtime, the Wildcat’s go ahead attempt just missed the basket. Nobody had given the NJCAA Division III team any chance at winning…

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Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

December 8, 2013
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Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington high school teacher John “Brian” Durbin, serving in the military has become a family theme. Durbin, who goes by his middle name, “Brian,” is a retired infantryman who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. His father, uncle and a first cousin also served in the military.…

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Blue Knights headed to the state championship game in football

December 7, 2013
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Southington High School receiver Alex Jamele tied the state record for touchdowns in a single season as the fourth ranked Blue Knights beat eight ranked Ridgefield 45-0. Southington led 31-0 at the half and never looked back. Southington running back Tyler Hyde scored two rushing touchdowns and had an interception. Jamele also returned an interception…

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Volunteer tutors help to improve literacy in the state

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Dennis Kies of Southington knew he wanted to make a difference when he became a tutor for The Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut (LVCC), which provides one-on-one English literacy tutoring to hundreds of adults each year. As a literacy tutor, Kies meets with a mother who struggles to communicate with…

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