Strong jumps rope to help Mill Foundation

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students at Strong Elementary School ended a fundraiser for The Mill Foundation for Kids with a “jumpathon,” the latest in a series of collaborations between the school and the organization. Beginning with first-graders, students in different grades filled the school’s gym and divided into smaller groups. In each group, one…

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School board frustrated with demands; New teacher evaluation requirement approved

April 19, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education recently approved a new plan for evaluating teachers as required by recent state legislation, although many members expressed frustration with the increasing demand placed on local districts by state and federal decisions. To meet these new requirements, a new plan for teacher evaluations was developed by…

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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

April 19, 2013
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Swarming the goal; Keal scores 15 to lead the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight lacrosse team had the longest wait for opening day. For three weeks, they ran drills while teams kicked off the spring season. For the last seven days, they couldn’t even scare up a scrimmage. On Monday, April 8, the Lady Knights finally got a chance to compete…

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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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