Music on the Green to return for another year

May 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The “Music on the Green” Concert Series returns for its twentieth year later this month. The series, sponsored by the Southington Parks and Recreation Department, will take place on Wednesday evenings, from May 29 – August 28 at the Southington Town Green. Any rain dates are the following Thursdays. “I’m sure…

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Plainville man wanted in deadly Southington hit and run

May 3, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has an arrest warrant for a Plainville man in connection with the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on Queen Street in Southington on February 12. The warrant charges Edward Fascendini, 46, of Plainville, with misconduct with a motor vehicle and three counts of evading responsibility. Police allege that on February…

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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

May 3, 2013
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Postseason bound; Knights qualify for state tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s official. The boys lacrosse team is back in the postseason. This week the Knights rebounded from an uncharacteristic loss in New Milford with a pair of hard-fought wins. At 8-3, Southington has clinched a postseason berth, but Coach Ron Chase brushed the accomplishment aside to focus on the team’s…

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Baseball clinches berth; Blue Knights are still looking for consistency

May 3, 2013
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Baseball clinches berth; Blue Knights are still looking for consistency

By John Goralski Sports Writer The previous week culminated in a 20-run performance, but Southington couldn’t buy a run at the start of last week. The Blue Knight baseball team rebounded from a tight loss riddled with errors with a pair of opportunistic shutouts. At 8-2, the Knights have continued a streak of postseason appearances…

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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

May 3, 2013
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Virello is the new Children’s Librarian

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This weekend’s Free Comic Book Day event at the library is just one of many activities that new children’s librarian Molly Virello hopes to introduce to the young people of Southington. A 2006 graduate of Southington High School, Virello studied English at Central Connecticut State University before traveling to the…

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School board faces budget uncertainty; Could face reduction in ECS funding

May 3, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Uncertainty about state funding has made a tough budget season for the Board of Education even more difficult. At a past meeting, the school board discussed reports that the Educational Cost Sharing (ECS) funds that Connecticut schools depend on each year could be reduced by about $33,000. In addition to…

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Boys win 2, still undefeated

May 3, 2013
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Boys win 2, still undefeated

By John Goralski Sports Writer Anthony Bonenfant (18’7”) edged Nathan Bonen-fant and Corbin Garry in a 1-2-3 finish against Simbury’s top jumpers on Tuesday. Garry (19’4.5”) edged the Bonenfants in a sweep at Bristol Central on Thursday. Stephen Barmore beat anyone who faced him in both meets with wins in the 100m (11.0, 11.13), the…

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Plainville hosting household hazardous waste collection

May 2, 2013
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On May 4, residents of member towns in the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) region will have the opportunity to bring Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to the Tunxis Recycling Operating Committee (TROC) Household Hazardous Waste Collection. The HHW collection will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the Plainville Roadways Garage, on 23 Granger Lane…

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A mighty sweet fund raiser tonight

May 2, 2013
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Miss Milldale’s Outstanding Teen Olivia Sica is having a sweet fundraiser, today, May 2. The Southington teen is hosting “Crowns for Cupcakes” at Hardcore Sweet, 158 Grand St., Waterbury. The event will raise money to help support her platform for the upcoming Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen pageant in June, “Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol—Your…

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