Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

September 26, 2014
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Town officials approve max reward for the Berlin Avenue vandal

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council recently voted unanimously to offer $200, the maximum reward, for information leading to a conviction of the vandal responsible for the recent tagging of the newly paved Berlin Avenue. The maximum reward for information is typically $200, but Town Manager Garry Brumback increased the amount to $1,000,…

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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

September 26, 2014
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Nicole White crowned at Apple Harvest Festival gala

Apple Harvest Festival Hostess Nicole White was crowned queen at the annual gala, held this year at the Aqua Turf. The gala is the unofficial kick-off to the Apple Harvest Festival. Here are a few shots from the gala. The festival is Oct. 3-5 and Oct. 10-13.

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On social media: Man who raised $55K is throwing potato salad party

September 26, 2014
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A man who jokingly sought $10 from a crowdfunding website to pay for his first attempt at making potato salad and ended up raising $55,000 is making good on his promise to throw a huge party. Zack Brown is planning PotatoStock 2014, an all-ages, charity-minded party Saturday in downtown Columbus featuring…

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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

September 26, 2014
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Connecticut charging up battery recycling efforts

By PAUL SINGLEY The Republican-American WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents have approximately 3.7 million alkaline and rechargeable batteries that have reached the end of their lifespans. An overwhelming majority of those dead batteries won’t get recycled _ they will be tossed in the trash. That could change soon. Connecticut is charging up to become…

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Passing the first test; Swimmers open the season with 2 wins

September 26, 2014
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Passing the first test; Swimmers open the season with 2 wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington faced two rivals to start the fall campaign. Both presented different challenges. Both ended the same. The Lady Knights won easily, qualified swimmers for the postseason, and turned to exhibition races with at least two events remaining. “We’re doing it the right way,” said Southington swim coach Evan Tuttle.…

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Wayne’s World; Chopus is no stranger to Halls of Fame

September 26, 2014
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Wayne’s World; Chopus is no stranger to Halls of Fame

By John Goralski Sports Writer Wayne Chopus seemed to leave his feet at the crack of the bat, and a gasp washed across the crowd as he backhanded the ball at shortstop, pirouetted in the air, and completed the play with a perfect strike to first base. There was no surprise when Chopus was named…

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Knights win again; Field Hockey breaks .500 barrier

September 26, 2014
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Knights win again; Field Hockey breaks .500 barrier

By John Goralski Sports Writer Jessica Lee pushed the ball forward to Allie Abacherli, and Abacherli quickly returned the favor as the Lady Knight field hockey seemed to weave between Sheehan defenders in a mad rush for the goal. On Thursday, Sept. 18, Southington’s offense was clicking on all cylinders with give-and-go passing, feints, dodges,…

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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 26

September 26, 2014
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Southington Police Blotter for the week of Sept. 26

The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Benjamin Dutkiewicz, 26, of 37 Upson St., Bristol, was charged on Sept. 9 with disorderly conduct, third degree assault, third degree strangulation and second degree threatening. Bond was set at $10,000 with a Sept. 10 court date. Kelly Marie Thornton, 33, transient, was charged on Sept.…

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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

September 26, 2014
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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington opened the week with a 3-0 loss to Farmington. They ended the week with a five-game loss at Bristol Eastern. Nestled in between was a victory over Hall that pushed the Knights to four games. Most teams have to wait for the postseason to be pushed to their limits.…

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