Bees sting Patriots

September 16, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are still alive in the playoff race after scoring four unanswered runs to top the Somerset Patriots 4-1. The Game Changed When…:…After a Jake McGuiggan double tied the game at one apiece in the second inning, Greg Golson singled which sent McGuiggan home to give the…

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Southington Legion’s ‘family’ reunion

September 16, 2016
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64 Main Street, Southington, CT 06489
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Ohio’s American Legion Post 751 met with Connecticut’s American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 on Sunday, Sept. 11 to reciprocate Post 72’s visit to Ohio last year. Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty said that the Ohio legion was discovered when Connecticut members went online to make a group Facebook page and…

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Hafford to step down as Bread for Life director

September 16, 2016
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Eldon Hafford adjusts one of his favorite photos that decorates a wall at Bread for Life. The photo shows BFL officials accepting the grant that helped fund the new facility.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER After nine years as executive director for Bread for Life (BFL), Eldon Hafford has announced his retirement. Since taking the helm in 2007, Hafford has led BFL’s dramatic growth to meet the needs of the Southington community. His hard work will culminate this fall with the opening of a new…

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Obituary: Dr. Francis ‘Frank’ John Cioffi, 85

September 15, 2016
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Dr. Francis “Frank” John Cioffi, 85, died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s on September 12, 2016 in the comfort of his home in Brookfield, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 29, 1931 to the late John and Julia  Cioffi of Southington.  In 1957 he married his wife Mariann Capolupo of Boston,…

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Obituary: Charles ‘Eddie’ Silva, 75

September 15, 2016
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Charles “Eddie” Silva, 75, of Southington, surrounded by family and friends, passed away on September 13, 2016, after an 18 year courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born in Norfolk, VA, December 21, 1940, son of the late Joseph Charles Silva and Mildred Bernice Kamendulis Silva. Eddie grew up in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and graduated from Gloucester…

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Field hockey opens season with shutout on the road

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It took the Lady Knight field hockey team seven tries to achieve their first win last season, but temperatures ranging in the 90s wouldn’t stop them from winning this year’s season opener. Southington prevailed in a 2-0 shutout at Windsor on Friday, Sept. 9. “We got off to a rocky…

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Harriers score a pair of top 10 runners at Martha’s Vineyard

September 15, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington experienced the first round of out-of-state competition over the weekend as the cross country program traveled to the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest in Edgartown, Mass. for the 10th annual Martha’s Vineyard High School Cross Country Invitational. Southington coach Dan Dachelet said that Saturday, Sept. 10 made for a…

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Spikers lose season opener

September 15, 2016
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The Lady Knight volleyball team began last season with three consecutive wins and picked up an early victory over NW Catholic last year, but the Knights wouldn’t be as fortunate this fall. On Friday, Sept. 9, the girls suffered a 3-1 loss in their season opener. Southington took the first set, but went on to…

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Housewarming gift: Football delivers shutout for Enfield’s first home game

September 15, 2016
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Zack Smith sacks Enfield quarterback Mason Dumas during a first half blitz. The Knights held the Eagles to negative yardage at the half and just 7 total yards for the game.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER When the Blue Knight football team prepared for their season opener against the Eagles at Enfield, there was no game film to review from the new co-op team. Southington didn’t know what they were going to get when they traveled north to the state’s border. All they knew was that…

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