The prodigal pageant queen returns home

October 4, 2012
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The prodigal pageant queen returns home

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Since Logan West was crowned as Miss Teen USA, she hasn’t exactly been absent from her home in Southington, Conn. The college freshman, and now national title holder in the Miss Universe organization, has visited with her mother Patricia and Sydney several times since she won the crown in July.…

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Police hold awards ceremony

October 4, 2012
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Police hold awards ceremony

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. This is the fourth year of the ceremony, which recognizes Southington Police Officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such…

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Rain causes festival delay

September 28, 2012
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Rain causes festival delay

The Apple Harvest Festival opening will take place tomorrow due to the weather. The festival is open 9-9. However, the fritter booth will open tonight at 5 p.m. for those brave enough to stand out in the rain.

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Southington’s strongest man; Frazer Pehmoeller started with the shot put and finished with a stone

September 28, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The thunder from 30,000 cheering fans seemed to fade into white noise as Frazer Pehmholler took his first step across the New Hampshire field. His arms strained from the 670-pound load that hung from his clenched fists. His vision narrowed to his eldest daughter in the distance as she waved…

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Safety requirements; Defense sparks the victory in New Britain

September 28, 2012
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Safety requirements; Defense sparks the victory in New Britain

By John Goralski Sports Writer What do you do when your offense can’t find the end zone? You let the defense lead the way. On Friday, Sept. 21, the Blue Knight football team was deadlocked, 7-7, after two quarters in New Britain. Both offenses were mired in penalty flags, miscues, and turnovers. Neither team seemed…

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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

September 28, 2012
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Rising to the challenge; Girls volleyball survives a top challenge

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Rich Heitz had circled this two week blitz when this year’s schedule was first released. With two state powerhouses sprinkled into a conference schedule that’s already littered with top talent, Heitz knew this would be the ultimate measure. Would his girls be up for a challenge against a team…

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Soccer to raise money for veterans

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A small group of Southington athletes will use an upcoming soccer game as a chance to raise funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. When the boys soccer team plays at home on Friday, Oct. 5, guests will be asked to donate $5 or more to “Headers for Heroes.” The donation…

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Library to a host special event for Banned Book week

September 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southing Library will celebrate Banned Book Week with a public reading of passages from several books that have been banned or challenged during a special program next week. “We’re bringing attention to the fact that everyone’s favorite book has likely been banned somewhere,” said Library Director Sue Smayda. Every year…

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Successful drive-in season; Civic groups recieve $14,300

September 28, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Members of the Southington Drive-In committee took pride in a successful season and handed out checks to 13 civic groups and organizations during Monday’s Town Council meeting. With one screening left to go (a Halloween-themed double feature on October 27), the drive-in made a total of $44,417 during the 2012…

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