Musical ‘Matilda’ powers into Hartford

April 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The title character of the stage musical, “Matilda,” based on the Roald Dahl novel, discovers she has a super power. The young child has the gift of telekinesis. “That’s a lot of responsibility,” said Danny Tieger, one of the actors on the national tour coming to The Bushnell starting next…

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Obituary: Marta Jolan Fekete, 68

April 21, 2016
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Marta Jolan Fekete of Southington, CT, age 68, passed away from natural causes at home on Wednesday April 6, 2016. Born in Debrecen, Hungary, on November 25, 1947, Marta and her family made the daring escape to the United States during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. They made Los Angeles, California, their home for the…

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Kennedy cancels Friday classes to mourn teacher

April 21, 2016
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Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan announced that Friday classes have been suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can attend and participate in funeral services for Joseph George Cipollini. The Kennedy teacher died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cipollini spent his entire career in Southington Public Schools as a teacher of sciences…

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Registration is underway for Ben’s Fun Run

April 21, 2016
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Registration is underway for a Ben’s Run Run, a unique one-mile cross country race for boys and girls in grade 4 and 5 to be held on Saturday, May 28 at YMCA Camp Sloper. The race is sponsored by YMCA Camp Sloper and Ben Was Here, Inc, will host Ben’s Fun Run, and offers young…

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1 author, 6 presidents, and 60 readers

April 21, 2016
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Daivd Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" hosts a book discussion at the Southington Public Library on April 11.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A room full of readers and history buffs were able to pick the brain of author and historian David Pietrusza last week, during a book discussion at the Southington Public Library. Pietrusza added a unique wrinkle during the second discussion of a four-part “Path to the Presidency Series” that began in March.…

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Obituary: Larry Bertola, 71

April 21, 2016
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Larry Bertola, 71, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General. He was the husband of the late Pamela (Mack) Bertola. Born September 29, 1944 in New Britain he was the son of the late Lorenzo Bertola and Angelina (Vernale) Crane. Larry retired from Local Union 40…

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Girls tennis is on a roll

April 21, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez tracks down a shot during a win over Mercy.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER While the Lady Knights escaped South Windsor (1-1) with a 4-3 victory off of strong doubles play last week, it was the singles players that experienced a much tougher time. The Knights fine-tuned their game, made some adjustments, and got back on track by dropping just one match in two victories…

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Luck runs out in Avon; Long road trip continues

April 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-1) continued their eight-game road stretch and went 2-1 over the week. Extra inning win The Knights jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after the third inning, but it took extra innings to put away Conard on April 11. The Chieftains cut the deficit to four runs…

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Girls lose twice on the road

April 21, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After drawing the curtains to the 2016 season with a reassuring, 10-point home win over Bristol Co-op (0-2), the Lady Knights (1-2) fell twice in two road games. One of those games came down to the final minutes. Edged by Berlin Southington set out for Sage Park in Berlin (2-2) on…

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