Howe places in top 10

Amanda Howe

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Amanda Howe competed in the 71st annual New England interscholastic track and field championship on Saturday, June 11 at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Howe’s throw of 117’3” landed her in third out of 36…

Mom who tried to drown son avoids prison

Kathleen Lilly

By JONATHAN SHUGARTSREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY — A Southington woman arrested after trying to drown her son in the Naugatuck River because “she needed to save him from impending doom” was sentenced to probation on Friday, June 10. Kathleen Lilley, 46, told police…