New laws spur colleges to step up fight against rape

June 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the majority of women, becoming a victim of rape and sexual assault happens even before they hit age 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 80 percent of female victims were raped before age 25. On college campuses, one in five women has experienced sexual…

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Chamber Women celebrate a decade within Southington chamber

June 14, 2014
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The Chamber Women at the recent Girls Night Out.

By Ed Harris Editor The Chamber Women’s group, an association within the Southington Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating ten years as a business and social organization and other chambers are looking to the group as role models. “It’s not typical for chambers to necessarily have a women’s group, but we have seen the number increase,”…

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Town to fly flag at half-mast in honor of Joe Angelillo

June 13, 2014
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The town’s flag will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, June 17, to commemorate the life of Joe Angelillo. Angelillo passed away at the age of 91, on Wednesday, June 11. “It is very rare [to fly the flag at half-mast],” said Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback said the flag is only flown at half-mast for…

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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Murals depicting a tropical landscape, a butterfly and abstract flower remain on display at Southington Public Library as part of the Kelley Elementary School Art Club’s cause to continue its outreach to the community. Throughout the month of June, the library will display five murals in the gallery to benefit…

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Survive and advance; Baseball returns to the semis with 2 postseason wins

June 13, 2014
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Ryan DeAngelo makes the play at third base during an extra inning victory over West Haven to advance the Knights into the quarterfinals.

By John Goralski Sports Writer It looked like Southington’s postseason was over before it started, and that wasn’t the way things were supposed to be going. The Knights stormed through the regular season with a 17-3 record. They earned a bye in the first round of the Class LL championship, but Southington just couldn’t seem…

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Knights crack top 15; Bennett, Barmore advance to the state open

June 13, 2014
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By John Goralski
Stephen Barmore receives a handoff at an early meet. Barmore is one of two Knights to advance to the state open.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Colleen Roarty was actually considering scratching Stephen Barmore from the 100m finals when she saw him limping toward the starting line. The senior sprinter hobbled into the finals with one of his worst times of the season, and his chances at making the state open were dire at best.…

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Joyce McAloon honored for volunteer work

June 13, 2014
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Joyce McAloon speaking at a past dinner in honor of the Southington Relay for Life.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In 2007, breast cancer survivor Joyce McAloon started volunteering for the Southington Relay for Life. At the time, McAloon began her role as a school liaison, speaking with the members of district-wide PTOs about forming teams to help support Relay for Life. Since then, McAloon has made it her mission…

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Foundation hands out more grants

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco
Marion Virello, left and Ellen Bellinger, of South End School, were given a grant to work on an indoor organic vegetable garden.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) celebrated its tenth round of grants last week, during a presentation made by several teachers who received funding for different STEM-related projects. The SEF gave grants to first grade teacher Ellen Bellinger and Food Services Manager Marion Virello of South End School, who created an…

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Swinging in the rain;Golfers place 2nd at CCC Championship

June 13, 2014
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By John Goralski
Eric Flood sinks his putt on the 18th hole at Stanley Golf Course.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Eric Flood scooped his ball in a long arc to the 18th green and bounced it about a foot and a half away from the hole to enter the clubhouse with a birdie. Drew Szandrocha finished just one stroke behind him with a 76 over 18 soggy holes. On Thursday,…

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