Peaking for postseason;

June 6, 2014
By
By John Goralski
Kyle Cole throws a strike during a 13-1 win over New Britain during the first game of a double header to end the regular season.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zac Susi fouled off four pitching before driving the next one into the gap between the shortstop and third baseman. Josh Makles came around to score. Pinch runner Mike Taylor scored from second base, and the Knights exploded from the dugout to celebrate the win. Southington rallied back from an…

Read more »

Southington relay celebrates heroes

June 6, 2014
By
By Tammi Naudus
Those involved with Southington’s Relay for Life kept on the track all night long.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Jean Rose, being a hero means helping other people. A breast cancer survivor of 12 years, Rose found strength from the friends and family who supported her during her diagnosis. “Anybody that helps anyone else is a hero,” said Rose. “Helping others is what it’s all about.” During the…

Read more »

Almost perfect; Knights overcome lapses, advance

June 6, 2014
By
By John Goralski
Jared DeFeo makes a move past two Conard defenders in the opening round of the Class L championships on Sunday, June 1.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Three different players combined for four goals in the first quarter. Four players had contributed to the scoreboard by the time that Southington rallied to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter. On Sunday, June 1, the Blue Knight lacrosse team exploded into the Class L tournament with a 9-4…

Read more »

Undefeated regular season; Softball celebrates 20-0 season with Lupus fundraiser

June 5, 2014
By
By John Goralski
Kendra Friedt holds the single season strikeout record for the Knights (212).

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington was leading 6-0 in the first game of the double header finale when Coach Davina Hernandez flashed the bunt sign to Sydney Ferrante. Why do you force one of the best power hitters in the state to hold off? Hernandez thought a bunt was a better decision. “She hits…

Read more »

YMCA to use $900,000 grant to renovate its pool

June 5, 2014
By
Submitted
From left, Tony Palmieri, Director of Operations, Southington YMCA,  Dave Donnelly, Board Member, Bread for Life, Southington State Repre-sentative David Zoni, Governor Dannel P. Malloy, John Myers, executive director, Southington – Cheshire Community YMCAs, Melissa Sheffy, president, Southington – Cheshire Community YMCAs’ Board of Directors, and Donna Ayer, director of Community Development, Southington YMCA, receive a $900,000 grant-in-aid to the town of Southington to finance renovations and improvements to the Southington YMCA.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA will use a $900,000 grant from the State Bond Commission to renovate its pool. Since its installation in 1968, the pool has only received minimal renovations, funded from the YMCA reserves. “This is such a critical resource for our community,” YMCA Executive Director John Myers said about the…

Read more »

Foreign language approved at South End

June 4, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The first World Language Pilot Program will begin this fall at South End School after the Board of Education unanimously approved the curriculum. “It’s an exciting opportunity for our kids to be enriched,” said Board of Education Chairman Brian Goralski, during a recent meeting. “That’s an opportunity that didn’t exist…

Read more »

I-84 bridge project moved to June 27

June 4, 2014
By

Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, carrying an average of 81,800 vehicles daily as of 2012, according to ConnDOT. The bridge superstructures…

Read more »

Winterberry promotes sustainability through garden practices

June 2, 2014
By
By Lisa Capobianco
Sebby Milano, head grower at Winterberry Gardens, holds one of the plants he has helped to grow.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When head grower Sebby Milano began working at Winterberry Gardens in 2003, he remembers how the garden center began with one greenhouse. Eleven years later, Winterberry has “grown” into a total of three state-of-the-art greenhouses, all equipped with annuals, perennials, and a variety of fresh produce. “Our plants are very…

Read more »

Town applies for grants to fix bridges

June 1, 2014
By

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Town Council voted unanimously to approve grant applications for the deck replacements of both the West Center Street and the Spring Street bridges. Town Manager Garry Brumback said the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) inspects town bridges over 20-feet in length every two years. ConnDOT recently conducted inspections of…

Read more »