SHS will host “College Day” fair on Sept. 15

September 11, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) will host a “College Day” on Tuesday, Sept. 15, when representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities will gather at the high school to answer questions and provide advice for soon-to-be college students. For those looking to stay local, in-state schools such as Bristol Technical Education Center,…

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Tracey Bentz brings arts, crafts, and fun to the festival

September 11, 2015
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Tracey Bentz is in charge of the carnival for both weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival and coordinates the arts & crafts festival in the second week.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race on…

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‘Instrument Petting Zoo’ scores big with local talent

September 10, 2015
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Julie Morrison, a music student at Central Connecticut State University, helps Derynosky fourth grader Lauren Yuskis with some guidance on the violin.

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Last week Southington High School opened up its doors for two nights to to welcome in some aspiring musicians. The guests were students from all of the surrounding elementary schools in the district. The event was called an Instrument Petting Zoo. An instrument petting zoo has nothing to do with animals. It…

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Motion filed to DQ town attorney from Hatton Meadow case

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorney David Rosenberg, representing Richard Panek and the Community Coalition to Save Hatton Meadow, has filed a motion to waive the bond requested by the Town of Southington and Greenskies Renewable Energy, LLC, and a motion to disqualify Mark Sciota as the counsel for the town in this case. In the latest…

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Hall of Fame: Captain Jack: Jack Barry anchored the Southington infield

September 10, 2015
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Jack Barry was an anchor behind the plate during Southington’s transition from Lewis High School to Southington High School. After graduation, he battled in the minor leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR   Jack Barry never did get the chance to test his arm against the fastest runner at spring training in 1952, but the Southington catcher worked his way around the four fields in Myrtle Beach, S.C., hoping for a chance to take his shot. For a few weeks in early April, the…

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SEF hosts their 7th annual Fan of the Foundation Gala

September 10, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation, Inc., (SEF,) will host its 7th Annual Fan of the Foundation Gala on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The event runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and serves as the organization’s largest fundraiser each year. The non-profit organization, established in 1996, aims to…

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Reloading for another run: Girls Volleyball has new faces, same expectations

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   Of their three state championship appearances, the girl’s volleyball team won their only title in 2009. The last time the Lady Knights made a state championship appearance was 2011, but every year they have been inching closer to the ultimate goal. The Knights finished last season with a 15-4 regular…

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The second round: Girls soccer expects to turn the corner and aim at the postseason

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team ended the 2014 season with a 4-11-1 record (2-11-1 in the division) and a seventh-place finish in the CCC West. Although the Knights didn’t qualify for the Class LL tournament, Coach Mike Linehan said that he still learned a lot about the high school environment in…

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Setting their sights on the tourney: Boys Soccer preview

September 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The boy’s soccer team is still in search of a Class LL championship game appearance. Coach Dave Yanosy is entering his 10th year at the helm of the Blue Knights (15th year with the program) and has had success early on in his tenure, making an appearance in the state…

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