Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

February 15, 2013
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Knights aim at shootout; Six Southington skiers advance to the Team CT finals

by John Goralski Sports Writer Brian Chambers cut through the gates on Mt. Southington like a runaway train. Bobby Chambers finished his runs just a single breath behind him. On the girls course, Casey Abraham was elbowing past Erika Florian in another highly-contested battle atop the race standings. On Monday, Feb. 4, the best skiers…

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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

February 15, 2013
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Here’s the scoop on weekend snow, via Accuweather.com

This is the latest on the snow that has been threatening to hit over the weekend. Round One Snow: Philly to NYC Friday Night, Saturday       State College, Pa. — 15 February 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports a swath of snow will streak northeastward across the coastal mid-Atlantic to southern New England spanning late Friday…

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Tell us who your favorite pizza place is with Pick-A-Pizza

February 15, 2013
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The Step Saver Observer publications are sponsoring a Pick-A-Pizza in conjunction with the Republican-American and the Citizens News. This bracket-style contest (think March Madness) will pit local pizza places against each other during a five week span. The contest is a single elimination, winner-move-on tournament, ending in the crowning of a Pizza Champion. Weekly winners…

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Town’s ECS funds go up; Coming budget still difficult

February 15, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer As part of his budget proposal announcement last week, Governor Dannel Malloy announced additional Education Cost Sharing (ECS) funds for districts in the state. The news came as a relief to many school administrators, although the coming budget year is still expected to be difficult. In the midst of another…

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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

February 15, 2013
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The Glastonbury hurdle; Knights topple CCC rival with best score to date

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell gathered her gymnasts at the end of the meet and began to prepare them for the outcome. Win or lose, she was proud of the effort. Everybody seemed to hit their routines, and that’s all that they can ask for. The rest was up to…

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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign commitments to NCAA programs

February 14, 2013
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College bound; Kosienski, Wershoven sign  commitments to NCAA programs

By John Goralski Sports Writer They picked up their pens with the precision of a synchronized swimming team, and began scrawling their signatures across the papers before them. Since cutting their teeth on youth travel teams, Erica Kosienski and Nicole Wershoven have been charging towards the goal as a tandem. This time there was just…

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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

February 14, 2013
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No room for mistakes; Wildcats have their backs against the wall

By John Goralski Sports Writer A win over No. 5 Roxbury was a long shot, but Coach John Wasielewski still sees the loss as disappointing. Lincoln College has embraced their Cinderella role, and they’ve upset top teams over each of the last few seasons. He isn’t troubled by the fact that Mass Bay Community College…

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Olney house to stay

February 14, 2013
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The Olney house will remain and the Southington YMCA will possibly seek preservation grants.

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA has decided to leave the Olney house on North Main Street alone for now and will revisit possible preservation possibilities once it completes its other development projects. “The house is safe,” YMCA Executive Director John Myers said. “It’s weather proof.” The New Britain Superior Court issued a temporary…

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Storm cleanup is a slow process

February 13, 2013
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Storm cleanup is a slow process

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington residents and officials spent several days trying to dig the town out from over two feet of snow left behind by a historic blizzard that overwhelmed the state on Friday evening. Governor Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut at noon on Friday, when the snow was…

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