Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant; info meeting Nov. 8

October 30, 2014
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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant;  info meeting Nov. 8

Would you like to earn scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others? Would you like to improve your self-confidence, public speaking and interview skills? Have you ever wonder what a pageant or being a part of the Miss America local might be like? Do you have…

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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

October 30, 2014
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Knights just miss tourney; Blue Knight soccer team competes to the very end

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Blue Knights survived an 0-5 start and a season mired in injuries. They survived six overtime contests and came away with three wins and a tie. It seemed fitting that steady rains and a driving wind enveloped the field in the season finale. Even the weather seemed to be…

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Swim team is closing in on double digits

October 30, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For only the second time this season, the Lady Knight swim team was edged by  a perennial power. For the second time this season, they rebounded with a spirited win. On Friday, Oct. 24, Southington trailed by 13 points after Berlin scored three divers against the Lady Knights’ empty lineup.…

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Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

October 30, 2014
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The latest Quinnipiac University (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked. The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed from a poll released Oct. 22. Conservative petitioning candidate Joe…

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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

October 30, 2014
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Church to hold blood drive in honor of local youth

By Ed Harris Editor Grace United Methodist Church is holding a blood drive Saturday in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a little girl who requires blood transfusions every three weeks in order to live. “After becoming acquainted with the family and Daniela, through some of our family, I hoped to find a way to help and…

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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

October 29, 2014
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Youths enjoy annual Halloween in Plantsville event

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The 18th annual Halloween in the Village of Plantsville drew crowds of families for a night of safe trick or treating fun. Popular costumes this year ranged from Elsa, from this year’s hit movie “Frozen,” to the classic superhero costumes like Superman and Batman. Anthony Burek was suited up as…

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Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

October 29, 2014
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Youth charged with trying to steal a woman’s cell phone in library parking lot

A local 16-year-old youth was held on robbery charges after he allegedly stole a cell phone from a woman exiting her vehicle in the parking lot of the Southington Library. Police responded to the call on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. According to police, the female victim was exiting her car in the parking…

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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

October 29, 2014
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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents are being asked to give state officials new authority to make major changes to how, when and where citizens can vote, which could open the door to all voting by mail, online voting, multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee…

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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

October 29, 2014
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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about. Nappier, state treasurer since 1999, is telling voters that despite a heavy debt burden for pension obligations, Connecticut has saved…

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