The student becomes the master

May 3, 2015
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Comm - Christopher Bray shadow at Thalberg

Christopher Bray, a fourth grade student at Thalberg Elementary School, earned an opportunity to shadow Principal Megan Bennett on April 23. According to sources, things went smoothly with “Principal” Bray in the big seat.

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Kennedy Middle School announced April students of the month

May 2, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School announced April’s students of the month. Front, from left, Erida Koxha, Thomas Nardi, Maya Ciaffaglione, Alyssa Bowker, Brooke Lynch, Christian Cahill, and Peter Loban. Back, Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage, Joelle Stublarec, Nicholas Truncali, Joshua Dziob, Aliya Sarris, Aparna Athreya, and Mr. Steven Madancy.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alyssa Bowker, Maya Ciaffaglione, Peter Loban, and Thomas Nardi. Alyssa, the sixth grade…

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Thomas G Mayer is artist of the month at The Orchards

May 2, 2015
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Thomas G Mayer will be showcasing his art work at The Gallery at The Orchards in May, including “At the Indian River,” above.

Thomas G Mayer, of Plantsville, will be exhibiting “Florida Landscapes” from May 1 to May 31 at The Gallery at The Orchards. Mayer is a retired Connecticut art teacher with years of teaching various grade levels from Kindergarten through Adults and Special Education. He is primarily a plein-aire painter using acrylics and oils.  In the wintertime, he paints…

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Boys lacrosse scores a pair of lopsided victories

May 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team (4-2) outscored their opponents, 27-5, in two games this past week and Southington coach Ron Chase said he feels like his young team has come a long way in the past month or so. The Knights hit the road for Newington on Monday, April 20…

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The streak continues: Baseball scores wins over Farmington, BC

May 1, 2015
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Brett Shaw slides into home in the first inning to open the scoring during a 10-2 win over Bristol Central on April 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team was back in action this week with a pair of victories over Farmington and Bristol Central. The week began at Tunxis Mead Park on Wednesday, April 22 against the Farmington Indians (3-4) and did not stop the streak they had going. Drew Farkas took the mound…

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Crowds at council for Calendar House

May 1, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER It was standing room only at the Town Council meeting this week, as community members gathered to hear the fate of Southington’s senior resource center, The Calendar House. In their last session, the Council reviewed a space and needs assessment for the facility. After reviewing assessments, several members toured the center and…

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Blue Knight wrestlers commit to next level

May 1, 2015
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Blue Knight coach Derek Dion surveys his senior trio as they commit to wrestle at the next level during a ceremony on April 24 at the high school. From left, Zach Bylykbashi, Shawn Devin, and Zack Murillo.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three Southington Blue Knights wrestlers signed their college letters of intent at the high school to wrestle at the next level. On Friday, April 24, Zack Murillo, Zach Bylykbashi, and Shawn Devin committed to grapple for four more years. “Really, the story of all three of them starts with the parents…

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Boys tennis team continues to roll over opponents

May 1, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-0) boys tennis team showed their resiliency during the week with three wins in three days with a bump in the road along the way. After opening the season up with a shutout on the road at Windsor, the Knights returned back to their home court and kept…

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Police arrest driver from fatal collision on Laning Street in January

May 1, 2015
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Alyssa Marin

Alyssa Marin, 25, of Hartford turned herself into Southington Police on April 28 at 3:30 p.m. after learning there was an active warrant for her arrest. Marin was processed and charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, unsafe tires, and failure to drive right. She was released on a $5,000 bond and was given a…

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