Hall of Fame: Second to none: Art Secondo’s love for Southington drove him in the media and on the sidelines

October 15, 2015
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Secondo calls a strike during a Parks and Recreation softball game in 2011. Secondo has been umpiring local contests since 1973.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Art Secondo strolled onto the Southington football field in the late 1960s, he was hit by a wave of boos and taunts. Each time a Southington player danced into the end zone, he’d throw an angry glare at the young Southington sports writer. Secondo was pushed to the edge of the…

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Meet the Southington Town Council candidates

October 15, 2015
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Southington Politics

We asked Southington Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What was the most important challenge or issue faced by the Town Council over the last term? How did you handle it or how would you have handled it? 2) What is the most important issue ahead of us, and how will you handle it…

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Apple Harvest continues to draw crowds for week 2

October 15, 2015
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Michael Kryanski celebrates his victory in one of the Apple Harvest Festival pie eating contests. The Apple Harvest festival came to a close on Sunday, Oct. 11 after an action-packed second week with fireworks, Harvest the Arts, a second week of contests, and the annual arts and crafts festival.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Apple Harvest finished its 2015 run with a successful and crowded final weekend. Thousands filled the downtown area Friday through Sunday for an arts and crafts fair, live entertainment, fireworks, and even more contests. Though the final results are still filing in, the festival’s first weekend featured nine apple fritter eating…

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The red hot Knights: Volleyball avenges only loss of the season

October 14, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz, center, and Morgan Raymond, right, block a Glastonbury attack during an early season loss. The Lady Knights avenged their only loss of the season last week with a 3-0 win at Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls volleyball team (10-1, 4-1 in division) made the most of their road trip, dominating a trio of opponents, and not dropping a single game in three matches. However, the highlight of the week for the Lady Knights wouldn’t be their flawlessness. Instead, it was a chance to avenge their…

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Football pulls away from Hall: Knights improve to 5-0 with another lopsided victory

October 14, 2015
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Anthony Plantamuro zeroes in on a pass during a 61-26 win at Hall of Oct. 9.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose dropped took a second look as his target streaked down the middle of the field, and he launched the ball deep, looking for a big play. Austin Morin looked up at the last minute, cradled the football in his arms, and fell into the end zone in front of…

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Lombardi files appeal of Ethics Board ruling

October 14, 2015
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Tom Lombardi

Town Councilor Tom Lombardi will be appealing the Southington Board of Ethics’ decision declaring a breach in the town’s ethical code. The board ruled in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 that there had been a violation of the Code of Ethics involving Lombardi. The issue was brought before the board on Sept. 9, regarding…

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Harriers get their first taste of Wickham Park: Knights sweep Simsbury; score well at Wickham Invite

October 14, 2015
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Sean Garrison pushes for the finish line at the 2015 Wickham Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 10.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Over the hills and through the open fields and woodlands of the 250 acre Manchester park, the boys and girls cross country teams got a preview to the postseason at the annual Wickham Invitational at Saturday, Oct. 10. It was the first chance to run the course at Wickham Park, which…

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Swimmers face their first test of the season

October 14, 2015
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Julia Mularczyk battles during the freestyle leg of the 200 IM during a loss to Conard.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season, but jumped back in the pool to finish the week with a win. On Friday, October 9, the Lady Knights traveled to Miss Porter’s School where they defeated Farmington, 93.5-84.5. The team of Ally Schroeder-Bethany Greenlaw-Sam Sagnella-Olivia…

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Field hockey scores second victory

October 14, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls field hockey team (2-7-0, 1-4-0 in division) continues to improve as the postseason draws nearer, going 1-1 on the week. The Lady Knights earned their second win, 3-0, of the season when they hosted Wethersfield (2-5-0, 1-3-0 in division) on Tuesday. Jen Briscoe found the cage with 4:07 in…

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