Obituary: Frank Waluk Sr., 73

January 21, 2016
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Frank Waluk Sr., 73, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Darlyn L. (Bower) Waluk. Frank was born in New Britain on Feb. 20, 1942. He retired from Brunalli Construction after many years. He…

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Hockey streak at 6 games

January 21, 2016
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Paul Gambardella battles for the puck in the corner during a 1-0 victory over Rockville-Bolton-Coventry-RHAM on Jan. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Andrew Mitchell received the puck at the top of the key just inside the blue line and the defense quickly closed in. Mitchell flicked the puck towards the goal, and Jacob Herz deflected it off the bottom corner of the crossbar and into the back of the net. Herz’s deflection for…

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Lady Knights get 10th win

January 21, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski takes a jump shot during a road win at top-ranked Conard.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER   The Lady Knights basketball team (10-1) knocked Conard (10-1) from the ranks of the undefeated with a 59-39 victory in West Hartford on Thursday, Jan. 14. Right from the opening tip, the Knights came out and never gave the Chieftains any room to breath. Southington built a 13-point lead by…

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Third time’s the charm: Boys push 2 games to OT before getting 1st win

January 21, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier attacks the rim at Plainville to help the Blue Knights basketball team get their first win of the season.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With time winding down in the game and Southington trailing by one point, Nate Blitz went up for a layup and collided into a defender in mid-air. Blitz hit the floor, but the ball tapped off the glass and swished through the net. The Southington senior got up on his feet,…

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Volunteers needed to bring hope to incarcerated teens

January 20, 2016
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Straight Ahead Ministries, a Christian non-profit group, is looking for more men and women of faith whom might be interested in a volunteer effort for weekly Bible studies and prayer groups within teen detention and residential living centers in Connecticut. The group visits teens in nearby centers such as Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire and…

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Judge comes to a final decision in the Hatton Meadow case

January 20, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After nearly 8 months, a final decision has been made to allow the installation of a solar panel array on the meadow neighboring Hatton Elementary School. On Jan. 13, Judge Robert E. Young of the New Britain Judicial Court brought an end to the lengthy battle between the Town of Southington, Greenskies,…

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Hawks Landing development rights purchased as open space

January 20, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Last November, Southington residents showed their support for $2 million in spending for open space property and development in Southington. A majority of residents voted “yes” on a referendum item that appropriated the funding for costs related to the acquisition of open space in the last election—including the costs of easements, interests,…

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ASPCA issues winter weather reminders for pets

January 20, 2016
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With a major winter storm threatening much of the East Coast, the ASPCA is reminding pet owners that cold weather conditions can be particularly dangerous for pets. Below are safety tips pet owners should keep in mind as the temperature drops and the snow piles up: Never let your dog off the leash on snow or…

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Man arrested for stealing leaf blower from Home Depot

January 20, 2016
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Russell Sears

Southington police arrested a Somers man for stealing a backpack leaf blower from Home Depot at 1816 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike in Southington. On Monday, Jan. 18, police responded to a call from Home Depot security at approximately 10:16 a.m. about a shoplifting incident and a possible altercation in the parking lot. Home Depot security watched Russell…

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