Southington native runs for funds at Boston Marathon

January 29, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Marathons have become a special way of giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s lives over the years. One such running event is the Boston Marathon. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, and one person that plans to run in the event…

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The drama, and the music, of being ‘13’

January 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So you’re 13 years old and you’re pretty popular and cool, living in the big city. And at the moment, you’re getting ready for the biggest event of your life. Then you find out you’re moving… and not only are you moving, you’re moving to smalltown USA, and need to…

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Obituary: Thea Ricci, 64

January 28, 2016
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Thea (Foley) Ricci died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Thea (Foley) Ricci, 64, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She had been the loving wife of Roderick Ricci for 29 years and the proud mother of Taryn Ricci. Born March 19, 1951 in Waterbury to Elsie (Beck) Foley and the late James Foley, she had been a…

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Obituary: Viola D. Fiondella, 91

January 28, 2016
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Viola D. (LaRosa) Fiondella of Southington died on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Viola D. (LaRosa) Fiondella, 91, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Monday, January 25, 2016.  She was the wife of the late Angelo Fiondella who she was married to happily for 58 years. She was born in Meriden the daughter of the late Rafaelle and Immaculate (Mule) LaRosa. Prior to…

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Local teen launches non-profit to promote education

January 28, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Ishaan Patel is an eighth-grade student at Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, where lessons are taught on smart boards and assignments are completed on laptops. When Patel thought of school, he thought of an education modeled around technology—typing essays, researching online, and using computer software to complete his projects. That was until…

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Anthony Jacks holds fundraiser for injured cook

January 28, 2016
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Hector Delgado, chef at Anthony Jack's, hosted a fundraiser on Jan. 19 to benefit assistant cook Miguel Jimenez, who was badly burned in a home cooking accident.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Miguel Jimenez, an assistant cook at Anthony Jacks Wood Fired Grill, was injured in a home cooking accident, the restaurant opened its doors to help him get back on his feet. On New Year’s Day, the 22-year-old cook was preparing lunch in his home when an oil-based fire broke out in…

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Knight swimmers break 2-game skid

January 27, 2016
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Anthony Sagnella crashes through the water during the 100 butterfly during a 90-61 win over East Catholic that snapped a two-game losing streak.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Friday, Jan. 22, Southington (3-2) bounced back from two straight defeats with a 90-61 win over East Catholic at the Southington YMCA. Blue Knight swimmers posted 20 best times for the second meet in a row during the victory. “They were a competitive team, despite being small,” said Southington coach…

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Lombardi reimbursed for $25K legal fees

January 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted along party lines on Jan. 25 to reimburse Councilor Tom Lombardi (R), for legal fees associated with allegations of Lombardi’s violation of the town’s code of ethics. In a motion brought forward by Councilor Ed Pocock (R), Republicans Pocock, Lounsbury, Triano, Champagne, and Riccio voted in favor of…

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Knights finish 4th at Timberlane

January 27, 2016
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Logan LaRosa wrestles his opponent to the mat during a win at Hall High School. LaRosa went on to become one of six Southington wrestlers to medal at the Timberlane Invitational.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-1) spent some time away from home, but still managed to find success while out in the road, finishing in the top five at the Timberlane Invitational over the weekend, as well as cruising to a comfortable win over a divisional opponent during the week. Southington scored 121…

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