Reverse 9-1-1 system approved; Council gives go ahead for Everbridge system

August 17, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Town officials have decided to upgrade a reverse 9-1-1 system that could help deliver alerts during emergencies or send wide reminders for important events. During Monday’s Town Council meeting, all council members voted in approval of the project, which would cost about $15,000 initially and $10,000 a year later.  The…

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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

August 16, 2013
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2013 New England Champions; Southington South LL streak ends at East Finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer For the second time in as many games, a South Burlington rally threatened to end Team CT’s season in Cranston, R.I. The Southington South 9-10 year olds had built a 4-0 lead in the championship game of the New England region, but a nine-run rally had all but secured Vermont’s…

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Food, music at Taste of Southington

August 16, 2013
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Food, music at Taste of Southington

By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer The 12th annual Taste of Southington event brought a piece of the town’s history to life on the grounds of the Barnes Museum, along with food and live music. More than a dozen restaurants from town stood outside the historical homestead, including CC Carvers Gourmet Sandwiches, Moe’s Southwest Grill and…

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Officials reflect on last fiscal year

August 16, 2013
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By Lissa Capobianco Staff Writer Fiscal year 2013 ended in a surplus for the town’s budget, reported Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback said the town had a little more than $600K in expenditures and a similar amount of surplus in revenues. “We budgeted under a certain set of assumptions that the state was not going…

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The full court press; Jim Senich championed the Knights with his pen and his golden voice

August 16, 2013
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The full court press; Jim Senich championed the Knights with his pen and his golden voice

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jim Senich still remembers the nun’s comments when he delivered his oral report to his sixth grade class. “Someday you’re going to be a radio announcer,” she said, and the velvety-voiced youngster slid back into his seat with a satisfied grin. Some boys practice last second shots in their driveways…

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SHS alumni track meet; Dozens compete at the second annual event

August 15, 2013
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SHS alumni track meet; Dozens compete at the second annual event

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been two decades since Chris Longo won a state competition with his throw in the shot put, but the former Blue Knight star looked at home as he paced outside the shot put area on the Southington High School track complex. With a wide smile, he bantered with a…

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Three charged with being intoxicated in a public park

August 14, 2013
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A complaint at Crescent Lake led to two men and a minor being charged with being intoxicated in a public park. On Sunday, August 11, police received a complaint that people were consuming alcohol and throwing bottles in the town park. After arriving at the lake, police found Ryan Haddock, 23, of Southington, Ryan Flannigan,…

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Lincoln College hires Stokes; Bristol Eastern assistant named as women’s hoops coach

August 13, 2013
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by Michael Letendre Staff Writer Bristol Eastern girls basketball assistant coach Mike Stokes has been a big part of the Lancers’ program since the late 1990s. Stokes have been head coach Tony Floyd’s right hand man for years now but the career assistant was looking for a bigger challenge and a team of his own.…

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Police aid gunshot victim found at Econo Lodge

August 12, 2013
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Police responded to the Econo Lodge early Saturday after receiving a call that a victim with a gunshot wound was at the location. Police received a call from a female at the 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike location at 12:46 a.m., concerning the gunshot victim. After arriving, police discovered a 25-year-old male who was shot in the…

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