With impending cold this weekend, Red Cross offers tips on how to handle it

January 3, 2014
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 Following the first snowstorm of the year, frigid temperatures will affect Connecticut in the coming days. The American Red Cross in a press release issued this morning urging people to take precautions against the cold. “While the cold forecast for us will be short in duration this time, it is the first arctic blast of the season…

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Knights shine at New Haven invite; Bennett wins the shot put; Knights qualify for state and conference meets

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Matt Bennett throws the shot put at a varsity meet last year. Bennett picked right up where he left off this winter with a victory at the New Haven Invitational.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington qualified for the conference meet in six efforts on opening day. One girl qualified for states in two events. Two boys qualified for states in a single event, and a relay team will join them. On Friday, Dec. 20, the indoor track team opened their season at one of…

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Local roads are passable, but not salted

January 3, 2014
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Southington’s highway crews worked throughout the night and all the roads in town are passable, Town Manager Garry Brumback reported. “They have intentionally not salted to avoid thawing before the subzero temperatures we are expecting tonight,” Brumback said in an update on the storm. “The plan for the roads is to sand the hills and…

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Wrestlers grapple for tournament medals; Murillo claims 2 tournament titles; Southington athletes go 9-0 in the medal rounds

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The scramble has already begun to overcome a late start, but Southington wrestlers have already shown a hint of what’s in store. The Blue Knights only sent eight wrestlers to the annual Lancer Tournament in Waterford as they continue to play catch-up following football’s run to a Class LL title.…

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Learning from the loss; Lady Knights battle against Suffield’s experience

January 3, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kaitlin Paterson drives toward the basket during a win over Conard on Monday, Dec. 23.

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Mike Forgione’s game plan focused on Suffield guard Merideth Ouellette even though few fans in this part of the state have ever heard her name. From the opening whistle, the Lady Knights swarmed the 5-foot-6 junior. They stepped in passing lanes and waved hands in her face whenever possible.…

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Gazing into the crystal ball; Town officials talk about the new year’s issues

January 3, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With 2014 in full swing, Southington officials look forward to continuing their priorities from last year, while addressing new ones. For Southington Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Mike DelSanto, the new year means continuing the work his department started last year while starting the ground work to address new issues.…

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Calendar House looking into more space as senior population continues to grow

January 3, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Calendar House officials hope to turn this pavilion into a fitness center.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In just a few years time, 40 percent of the adult population in Southington will be of senior citizen age, according to Mark White, the vice president of Calendar House. With the growing number of senior citizens in town comes a plan to bring additional classes and activities as well…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

January 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are holding the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Sat. Jan. 17 at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The Polar Plunge will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, which helps a few key areas at the YMCA. This includes the outreach program, membership and childcare assistance,…

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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

January 2, 2014
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And if the snow wasn’t enough… temperatures to yo-yo down-down-down, then up, then down

Temperatures are going to go through a rapid swing down then up, according to AccuWeather. AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 January 2014 – AccuWeather.com reports quick surges of frigid and mild air will produce dramatic temperature swings from one day to the next in the East. The temperature swings of 25 to 50 degrees in a…

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