Knights dedicate the season to a fan; The Lady Knights show their support for their coach’s family

September 21, 2012
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Knights dedicate the season to a fan; The Lady Knights show their support for their coach’s family

By John Goralski Sports Writer Rich Heitz heard little bits of conversation during the junior varsity volleyball match on Friday, Sept. 14, but it didn’t sink in because he was preparing for Southington’s home opener. The coach said that he had a vague feeling that something important was happening, but he was too focused on…

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Knights sting Hornets; Defense delivers a deadly blow in opener

September 21, 2012
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Knights sting Hornets; Defense delivers a deadly blow in opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer East Hartford gained one yard on their first possession and threw away the football three plays into their second. On Friday, Sept. 14, Southington’s offense scrambled to a 37-0 lead at the end of the first half, but it was the Blue Knight defense and special teams that dictated the…

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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

September 21, 2012
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Saint Dominic School earns a Blue Ribbon School Award

By ED HARRIS Editor Saint Dominic School has received a National Blue Ribbon School Award from the United States Department of Education. The Catholic school was recognized for being an “exemplary high performing” school. This performance category recognizes schools that are among their state’s highest performing schools, as measured by state assessments or nationally-normed tests.…

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Turf is ahead of schedule; Officials believe field ready for late October

September 21, 2012
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By ROB GLIDDEN Staff Writer Construction of the new artificial turf field at Southington High School is moving swiftly, as officials hope to have it done in enough time to accommodate events in late October. Since late August, the construction crew has been clearing away the old field to make room for the new, hoping…

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Bill Rodgers returns; Registration is open for Apple Harvest Road Race

September 14, 2012
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Bill Rodgers returns; Registration is open for Apple Harvest Road Race

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Bill Rodgers won the New York City Marathon four times. He claimed four titles at the Boston Marathon in the late 1970s. He won races in Amsterdam, Japan, and across the United States. Rodgers was the top ranked runner in the world at one time in his career, but he…

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Casarella is parade grand marshal

September 14, 2012
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Casarella is parade grand marshal

By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Apple Harvest Festival organizers have chosen Neil Casarella, who retired from the Southington Fire Department in August after 38 years of service, as this year’s Grand Marshal. “I was really honored and a little surprised,” he said. Casarella has also served as an ex-officio member of the festival’s supervisory committee,…

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Council backs arts building; SCCA has 18 months to raise money

September 14, 2012
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By ROB GLIDDEN STAFF WRITER Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has been given approval by the Town Council to begin the early stages of their plans for an arts center at the Gura Building. After months of deliberation at the Council level that was often heated, a small committee of councilors and SCCA members was…

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Food pantries are running low

September 6, 2012
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by ED HARRIS The two Southington Home Depots recently ran a contest to see which store could collect the most food items for Southington Community Services. The businesses donated over 1,500 items at a time when the town department really needed the help. “We’re doing a lot to reach out to the community,” said Nick…

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Programs offer schools money

September 6, 2012
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 by ROB GLIDDEN A new school year in Southington brings another chance for local schools and their surrounding communities to take advantage of rewards programs at nearby supermarkets. Four major supermarket chains (Stop and Shop, Target, Shop Rite and Price Chopper) all have branches in Southington and all have programs that help residents earn donations…

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