Miss America through Miss Connecticut’s eyes

September 18, 2015
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — With two nights of preliminary competitions for Miss America under her belt, and one more night looming, Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward looked well-rested and perky. And that was one of the things that surprised the Watertown, Conn. resident, who received the state crown in June. (The…

Read more »

Secondo named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 17, 2015
By
Art Secondo will be the grand marshal for the 2015 Apple Harvest parade.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee has announced that former long-time CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Art Secondo will serve as this year’s Grand Marshall for the Apple Harvest Festival parade. Christopher Palmieri, Town Councilor and Co-Chairman of the festival’s Supervisory Committee, said Secondo was selected by a unanimous vote.…

Read more »

Plantsville Congregational celebrates 150 years

September 17, 2015
By
Betty Bryant, a member of Plantsville Congregational Church for 20 years, reviews some historical artifacts during the 150th anniversary kick-off events on Sunday, Sept. 13.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last Sunday, the Plantsville Congregational Church kicked off several months of celebrations in honor of the church’s 150th anniversary. In this week’s service, pastor Paul Goodman recognized 35 members who have been attending Plantsville Congregational Church for at least 50 years. Some, including Doris Hanser, Richard Smith, and Beverly Wight, have been…

Read more »

Board rules a violation of code of ethics with solar project

September 17, 2015
By
Southington Democratic Town Committee Chair Edward Rosenblatt cross examines Town Councilor Tom Lombardi during the ethics hearing on Sept. 9.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In a 3-1 decision, the Board of Ethics decided Tuesday that “there was a breach of the Southington Code of Ethics” involving Town Councilor Tom Lombardi (R.) The majority opinion, issued by members of the board Craig Simms (D), Philip Pomposi (D), and James Sinclair (R) concluded that Lombardi presented a conflict…

Read more »

Jewish congregations announces Yom Kippur events

September 17, 2015
By
Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation
37 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 276-9113

Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation invites the community to celebrate Yom Kippur with them. All services this year will use new High Holy Day prayer books produced by the Central Conference of American Rabbis. Yom Kippur begins with the KolNidre service on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m., and follows with services on Wednesday, Sept. 23…

Read more »

Soccer scores win in the opener

September 17, 2015
By
Eric Schneider kicks the ball downfield during a 2-0 win over Windsor in the season opener on Friday, Sept. 11.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ryan Burrill placed the ball just outside the box as he lined up his shot. The Windsor players stood in front of him like statues, but that didn’t affect him. After taking a few steps back, Burrill charged the ball and booted a screaming shot that curled right over the Windsor…

Read more »

Girls Volleyball sweeps Warriors

September 17, 2015
By
Volleyball 1

The girl’s volleyball team (1-0) jumped out to a strong start to the 2015 season with a 3-0 shutout over Windsor (0-1) on the road on Friday afternoon, September 11. The Lady Knights only dropped 26 points in the match (25-9, 25-6, 25-11). Sylwia Lewkowicz just missed a perfect offensive percentage, leading the team in…

Read more »

Hockey edged by Windsor

September 17, 2015
By
Kelsey Snodgrass drives the ball past a Windsor defender during a 2-1 loss on opening day.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington (1-0) hung around with Windsor for most of the game on Friday afternoon, September 11, but just came up short in the end, as the Lady Knights lost their season opener at home to Windsor (1-0), 2-1. Although it was a lost, Southington coach Erin Luddy still thought her girls…

Read more »

Girls Soccer wins on the road

September 17, 2015
By
Soccer

Caitlyn Krar scored the Lady Knights’ lone goal on her only shot attempt of the game in their 1-0 road win over Windsor on Friday night. Krar’s goal came on a breakaway through the middle of the field and hit the right side of the net with 8:03 to go in the first half and…

Read more »