Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

November 9, 2012
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Knights win conference; Southington sinks Simsbury with 2nd half surge

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Simsbury’s first possession, they took the lead. Midway through the second quarter, they did it again. On Saturday, Nov. 3, Southington limped into the break with the score knotted, 14-14. Once again, the second half was a different story. Southington scored in the last minute of the first half,…

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Town issues parking ban due to snow

November 7, 2012
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The town of Southington has issued a parking ban on roads in town.  This parking ban will be in effect through Thursday, Nov. 8.  This will allow snow clearing crews to safely and efficiently clear the roadways of snow and slush that is accumulating from the snow storm.

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David Zoni wins in the 81st district, Southington re-elects other incumbents, road referendum passes

November 7, 2012
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Southington voters in the 81st district elected David Zoni to fill the seat left behind by retiring state representative Bruce “Zeke” Zalaski, while the incumbents in the Southington delegation were re-elected. Zoni, a Democrat and former Town Councilor, led with 5,870 votes while his opponent, Republican Town Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, had 4,718 votes. Zoni called…

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Middle school renovation headaches – PCB cleanup could cost between $6 to $14 million

November 7, 2012
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The Middle School Building Committee was hit with bad news on two fronts during a meeting Tuesday, as high cost estimates for PCB abatement and unexpected cost overruns on the rest of the project left them struggling to determine a way to stay within the $85 million allotted for the renovation of Kennedy andDePaoloMiddle Schools.…

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Chief of the diamond; Phil D’Agostino set the standard for Southington baseball

November 3, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer At 16 years old, Phil D’Agostino sat on his front porch and cried as two men destined to be major league general managers walked away with his dreams. D’Agostino’s mother still stood guard at the front door, and his father never left the kitchen table. The scouts had come with…

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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

November 2, 2012
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Jaycees launch effort to revive park

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Southington Jaycees have launched a strong effort to revive Jaycee Park, a tiny area of green space on Union Street nestled among the small neighborhoods in Plantsville. For years, the group has been using the park as the site of their annual Easter Egg hunt, but they are hoping…

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$121,000 to clean up oil spill; Officials still waiting for cost of remediation

November 2, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The remnants of an oil spill at DePaolo Middle School in 1980 are expected to add approximately $121,000 to the cost of renovating of Southington’s middle schools, but information about the impact of the recently discovered PCBs is not yet available. The estimate was given during the last meeting of…

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Transfer Station open for extended hours next week

November 1, 2012
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The following announcement was written by Town Manager Garry Brumback: The Bulky Waste Transfer Station will be open extended hours for one week due to the recent storm (Hurricane Sandy). Storm debris, leaves and brush ONLY may be dropped off at the Transfer Station, 617 Old Turnpike Road, Plantsville, beginning Monday, November 5, through Saturday,…

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Waking up late; Slow start, same result for Knights

November 1, 2012
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Waking up late; Slow start, same result for Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer In the opening minutes of the game, it looked like the Southington football team was still resting after their battle with Glastonbury. A penalty and fumble pinned their backs against their own endzone. On fourth down, the football bounced off the turf in the endzone and Nate Bonenfant was barely…

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