Boys volleyball still on a roll

April 19, 2013
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Boys volleyball still on a roll

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lou Gianacopolos was  a little worried about how his team would react after their big win over Staples, so he posed them a simple question. What was the most difficult stretch ahead of them? Gianacopolos expected someone to point at upcoming games against Glastonbury, Newington, or Farmington. He expected to…

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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

April 18, 2013
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Ahead of the curve; Three more wins for young Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rianna Susco strolled to the fence between sets and flashed a wide grin up to her coach. On Wednesday, April 10, the girls tennis team had already clinched their third win of the season, but Coach Robin Thompson kept that fact from her sophomore player. After all, you can’t reproduce…

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Blue Knight defense answers the call; Baseball rebounds from first loss with Susi’s no-hitter and Rivera’s 1-hitter

April 18, 2013
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Blue Knight defense answers the call; Baseball rebounds from first loss with Susi’s no-hitter and Rivera’s 1-hitter

By John Goralski Sports Writer Charlie Lembo said that he’s never worried about a loss. That’s why he embraces such a tough regular season schedule. It’s the way his team responds to a loss that concerns the Southington coach. That’s why Lembo had a hard time suppressing his smile when he welcomed visitors into the…

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Celebrating the Arts

April 17, 2013
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Celebrating the Arts

        The Southington Community Cultural Arts Organization held an event Tuesday evening to present their plans for a future art center for the town of Southington.   The event was held at the governor’s mansion in West Hartford.  Local artists were celebrated through art gallery exhibits throughout the mansion as well as musical entertainment.   Event…

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Bristol man in serious condition following early morning crash

April 17, 2013
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*Update April 16 The Southington Police Department was informed that Michael Carlone of Bristol,  died at St. Mary’s Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on April 10. No further details were released due to the active nature of this investigation. The accident is being investigated by the Southington Police…

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Walk Like MADD event to take place in town this Saturday

April 17, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a Walk Like MADD event originating at the town green this weekend. The walk is a 5K event that raises funds for victim services and awareness of drunk driving. This is the second year the event will take place in town. “Our walk in…

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Avoid seeing double at the prom

April 16, 2013
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Avoid seeing  double at the prom

At most high schools, girls will set up a Facebook page where they can share photos of their chosen prom dress… just so they’re not surprised by someone wearing their same exact dress. There is an easier solution. Hit up a custom dress shop like Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs (KathyFaber.com). Go in with some ideas…

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Local scouts to help at Great Gull Island

April 15, 2013
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By Vanessa Stevens   On Saturday April 20, Southington’s Boy Scout Troop #32 will leave Niantic at 8 am for a work trip to Great Gull Island on Long Island, NY. The 9 mile journey, led by thirteen year scout leader Dan Greer, will start and end on a 42’ steam boat towards the eastern…

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Deal reached on phosphorus discharge

April 14, 2013
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By Lauresha Xhihani Special to The Observer   Three towns on the Quinnipiac River have won a partial victory in their effort to avoid steep costs of removing phosphorus discharges from their sewage plants. Meriden, Wallingford and Southington, whose sewage treatment plants discharge into the Quinnipiac River, have successfully negotiated with the Department of Energy…

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