Track continues to qualify for the postseason

January 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field teams competed at Hartford Public High School for the second straight weekend and the third time this season on Saturday, Jan. 2 when they qualified more athletes for the state meet in the CCC Developmental meet. Allie Brown, Rylee Van Epps, Natalie Verderame, and Kate Kemnitz…

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Knights still looking for their first win

January 7, 2016
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Joe Koczera charges past an Amity defender during a loss on Dec. 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team (0-4) dropped its fourth straight game in their second home game of the season when they fell short to Amity (3-1), 46-27, on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Southington’s offense struggled, as they only put up just four points in each of the first three quarters, finding themselves…

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Police discover marijuana growing at site of home invasion

January 6, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced a new wrinkle in the investigation of the recent home invasion on Monday, Jan. 4. The initial investigation centered around three individuals, dressed in black with gloves and a mask, that forced their way into the home of Daniel Morin, 43, at 735 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. at approximately 6:41 p.m. on Monday.…

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Residents pitch in for holiday help at SCS

January 6, 2016
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

Southington Social Services survived another holiday gift blitz with the help of volunteers like Bob Konfala, Carol Sheffs, Judy Cutler, and Nick Cutler, above from the Army National Guard Armory on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Each year, Social Services provides holiday support for over 1,500 residents each years through their “adoption” program.

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Time to take ‘the plunge’

January 6, 2016
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve ever had the desire to go jump in a lake—in the middle of winter—now is your chance. The YMCA will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Camp Sloper, raising funds to help send local kids to the camp this summer. Just under 200 people…

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Hockey heats up

January 6, 2016
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Jared Florian leads a fast break during a 2-0 win over the Fermi-Enfield co-op on Saturday, Jan. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER An overtime win on the road and a shutout at home over the week catapulted the Hall-Southington hockey team into second place in the Division III CIAC rankings, behind Westhill-Stamford (4-0-1). The Warrior-Knights started their week on Wednesday, Dec. 30 with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over Wethersfield-Rocky Hill-Middletown (1-4-0) at…

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40 years of Southington news coverage (Part Two): 2000 to the present

January 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR At the turn of the 20th century, Southington residents numbered just 5,890. But the town swelled into a bustling town during the 1900s as the population exploded to almost 40,000 for Y2K. Last week, we took a look at the early days of the Observer, from 1975 to 2000. Now, let’s look…

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Mount Southington opens for the season

January 6, 2016
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Mount Southington Ski Area
396 Mt Vernon Rd, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-0954

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Mount Southington opened its ski area to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3pm to 10pm. Just three trails (Northstar, Boomerang, and Avalanche) and two lifts were opened, but Dom’s Way is scheduled to open, along with other trails and lifts on Wednesday, as long as the weather stays cold…

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Wrestlers survive marathon week

January 6, 2016
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Jason Calvi-Rogers (160) scores a 45-second pin during Southington’s victory over Ridgefield at the annual Blue Knight Duals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team (4-2) kept busy over the week, wrestling in two tournaments, while gaining exposure and experience for the state meet…as well as a few bumps and bruises along the way. Southington wrestled some of the best talent in New England when they competed in the 49th annual…

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