Missed it by two points: Spikers hope to build on last year’s close finish

April 1, 2016
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Volleyball preview

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington head coach Lou Gianacopolos hugged his clipboard as he paced back and forth between the two volleyball nets that were strung up in the high school gym, watching his young Blue Knights closely. No pass, no set, and no attack, escaped his gaze. But through his examination, one number was…

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A grant for growing at Plantsville school

March 31, 2016
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Orchard Valley Garden Club recently awarded Plantsville Elementary School a $500 grant for their plans to create Foxy’s Vegetable Garden. The applicants were first grade teacher Regina Albee and parent partner Bonnie Plourde who plan to build three organic raised garden beds and plant vegetables that will be harvested in summer and just in time…

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Tom Chapin performs Alzheimer’s benefit for Southington resident on April 3

March 31, 2016
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Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin will perform a local Alzheimer’s benefit on April 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Sunday, April 3, three-time Grammy Award winner Tom Chapin will perform in Southington to honor 61-year-old Mark Corcoran. Corcoran, a resident of Southington for nearly 20-years, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. Chapin will perform at the First Congregational Church to honor Corcoran and his family, and to…

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Sister Marie Roccapriore named as Gold Medal winner

March 31, 2016
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Sister Marie Roccapriore from St. Thomas Church is this year’s recipient of the UNICO Gold Medal award.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington UNICO has announced this year’s recipient of their prestigious Gold Medal of Honor. Sister Marie Rose Roccapriore, M.P.F., of St. Thomas Catholic Church, will receive this year’s award. Announcing the award on March 19, Town Councilor and UNICO member Dawn Miceli called Sister Marie “one of Southington’s secret treasures.” For nearly…

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CyberKnights charge into the new season

March 30, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Cyber Knights Robotics team picked up right where they left off, starting the new season with a victory. The CyberKnights, (FIRST Team 195) kicked off a series of regional competitions at the New England University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, District Event earlier this month. In order to move to the playoffs…

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Southington Republican Committee elects party leaders

March 30, 2016
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Louis Martocchio was named as Republican vice chair.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Republican Town Committee (SRTC) held elections on March 22, re-electing Brian Callahan to lead the party. Callahan, who has served as Chairman of the committee for four years, said “It feels good to have a vote of confidence” from voters. The biggest change came when committee members elected Attorney Louis…

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Finance board finalizes budget

March 30, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held three workshops this month to determine the budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. At a public hearing on March 7, the BOF opened the floor for residents to share their questions and concerns before these workshops. This year’s budget request totaled $143 million, a $4.7 million…

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Coffee and conversation with Democratic state reps

March 30, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Rep. Dave Zoni (D – Southington) are inviting the public to join them for coffee at the Carousel Coffee Shop, 190 Main St. in Southington to answer questions and chat about any ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. They will…

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Compounce wants to know your fears; be among first to ride Phobia

March 30, 2016
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Starting today, Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is inviting guests to share their deepest, darkest phobias with park officials via www.lakecompounce.com/phobiaphearcontest. Twelve riders will be chosen to be the first to experience Phobia Phear Coaster on the park’s opening day, May 7 at 11 a.m. The 12 chosen guests will be highlighted on the park’s…

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