Lady Knights are hungry for postseason action

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The orange cones were laid out in a circle across the turf field as the Lady Knight soccer team ran in interchanging form around them. “After you pass the ball, you must go around the cone,” said Southington coach Mike Linehan. When the team completed their first drill, they quickly…

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Strong Elementary School unveils outdoor classroom

September 7, 2016
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Students gather around BOE member Terry Lombardi at Strong school’s outdoor classroom.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Students, faculty, school administration, and PTO members gathered outside Strong Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 2 for the official opening of the outdoor classroom. The project was started by the Strong PTO back in March, and after months of planning and proposals to the Board of Education, broke ground on…

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Domestic dispute escalates to gun violence

September 7, 2016
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  On Monday, Sept. 5, Bernhard Kaschke, 48, of Southington was arrested after threatening to kill a victim and turn the gun on himself. Officers were dispatched to 95 Knowles Ave. at approximately 10:20 p.m. after receiving reports about a domestic dispute. According to the investigation, Kaschke was invovled in a verbal argument with the victim…

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Police catch heroin dealer

September 7, 2016
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The Southington Police Department’s special investigations unit received information in May 2016 that Stephen Micalizzi, 35, of Southington was selling heroin in town. Based on the information, two controlled purchases were made by police and two arrest warrants were issued by Bristol Superior Court. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, at approximately 6:04 p.m., police made contact with…

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Obituary: Stanley J. Pozucek Jr., 75

September 7, 2016
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Stanley J. Pozucek Jr., 75, of Southington, passed away suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 in Rhode Island. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Stasilowicz) Pozucek for 52 years. Born Nov. 11, 1940 in Derby to the late Stanley J. Pozucek Sr. and Stella (Skiba) Pozucek, he had been a longtime Southington resident. Stan…

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Obituary: Barbara (McNamara) Boyle, 82

September 7, 2016
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Barbara (McNamara) Boyle, 82, of Southington, passed away on September 4, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was the beloved wife of John F. Boyle for over 60 years. Born August 22, 1934 in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Bartholomew and Martha (Sharkey) McNamara. Barbara was a parishioner of…

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Larson visits local manufacturer

September 7, 2016
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U.S. Rep. John Larson addresses a group at Smiths Medical.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Last Wednesday, Smiths Medical hosted U.S. Rep. John B. Larson (D-Conn.) at their Southington plant to demonstrate the cutting edge medical devices that they manufacture. Smiths is a premiere company in the state of Connecticut and is known globally. Their product line serves many clinicians and physicians to give patients…

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Southington goes back to school

September 7, 2016
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Southington boys and girls went back to school last week to kick off the 2016-2017 school year. Students arrived on Thursday, Sept. 1. Some were returning to familiar halls, while others were attending school for the first time. A few were transitioning from elementary to middle school or into the high school. For Evan Radziwon,…

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Southington music listings for the Sept. 2 edition

September 7, 2016
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 15 SOUTHINGTON SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Bring a lawn chair. The fourth concert in the Southington Care Center Summer Concert Series will feature Shine.

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