Festival nets over $12,000; Volunteers credited with Apple Harvest success

November 30, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s Apple Harvest Festival made a profit of over $12,000, according to preliminary financial reports presented to the Town Council Monday night. The detailed breakdown was presented by Councilor Chris Palmieri, who is also the head of the festival’s supervisory committee. He stressed that there was still some updated…

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Southington Police blotter for the week of Nov. 30

November 29, 2012
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Gabriel M. Criscuolo, 62, of 6 Catalina Drive, Ansonia, was charged on Nov. 15 with reckless use of a highway, interfering with an officer and possession of less than an oz. of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,500 with a Nov. 16 court date. Louis A.…

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Police to collect toys for the holidays

November 28, 2012
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On Saturday, Dec. 1, members of the Southington Police Department will be at the Walmart Store, located at 235 Queen Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers from the Southington Police department will be collecting toys and other needed gifts for the holidays. Everything that is collected will go directly to needy families in…

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Officer Gallo receives award

November 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Southington Police Officer Tom Gallo was recently awarded a statewide safety award. Gallo, a 22 year veteran of the force, received the Safe Kids Advocacy Award at the Safe Kids Connecticut injury prevention Conference. The award is for those that go above and beyond in the area of child safety. “I think…

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Southington playoff football game postponed due to weather

November 27, 2012
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The football Class LL playoff  football game between the second seeded Southington High School Blue Knights and the seventh seated Glastonbury High School Tomahawks was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.

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Area establishments back Small Business Saturday

November 23, 2012
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by Rob Glidden Staff Writer Area businesses are hoping that Small Business Saturday, a concept designed as a counterweight to the more famous Black Friday, will continue to catch on and bring in customers during Thanksgiving weekend. The idea was devised by American Express in 2010 and the company has gone to great lengths to…

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Good Intentions; Knights commit to college athletics

November 23, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Four baseball players sat at a table in the high school and shifted in their seats as they studied the contracts before them. A small collection of hats was scattered in front of them. Each one was a different color, and each one marked a different destination. With a collective…

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Officials look at all-day kindergarten; Parents, school board weigh in on topic

November 23, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer School administrators have made a detailed proposal for all-day kindergarten in Southington, and now the Board of Education will ponder the issue in the months leading up to its budget season. Before the board’s meeting, parents were invited to another forum to hear a summary of the proposal. The district…

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Knights end season undefeated, snap Apple Valley Classic losing streak

November 22, 2012
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By John Goralski Southington High School snapped their five-game losing streak in the Apple Valley Classic with a 38-13 victory over Cheshire. Quarterback Stephen Barmore capped the opening drive with a 10 yard touchdown run as Southington took an early lead for the first time in five contests. Kyle Smick kicked a 37-yard field goal…

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