Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

September 26, 2014
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Brutal tests; Volleyball loses to Farmington; pushes BE to 5 games

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington opened the week with a 3-0 loss to Farmington. They ended the week with a five-game loss at Bristol Eastern. Nestled in between was a victory over Hall that pushed the Knights to four games. Most teams have to wait for the postseason to be pushed to their limits.…

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Stratton Brook Invitational; Girls place 3 runner in top 25; boys place 2 in top 30

September 26, 2014
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Stratton Brook Invitational; Girls place 3 runner in top 25; boys place 2 in top 30

By John Goralski Sports Writer Dan Dachelet double checked the numbers and trotted up to the Southington tent with a broad grin. He called out to a varsity girl lounging on a blanket, and she turned to face her cross country coach. “We finished fourth,” he cheered. “We beat Simsbury and Hall.” The runner looked…

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Green community; Town looks at renewable energy

September 26, 2014
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Green community; Town looks at renewable energy

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council heard from representatives from a few energy companies regarding plans to make Southington a greener environment and in the process save a few tax dollars at an energy summit led by Assistant Town Engineer Annette Turnquist Monday night. “We are the first town in the state of…

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Second half surge; Knights outscore Indians 28-0 after break

September 26, 2014
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Second half surge; Knights outscore Indians 28-0 after break

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kyle Borawski drew his defender with a small stutter-step at the sidelines, and rolled out to the open field. Just five minutes had elapsed in the second quarter, and Borawski danced 85 yards down the sidelines to give the Blue Knights the lead for good. Manchester came out swinging on…

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Foley calls for cap on Connecticut car taxes

September 25, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley says there should be a cap on local taxes paid for vehicles, a component of his proposed urban agenda. Appearing Wednesday in New Britain, the Greenwich businessman said he would push to limit the tax to 30 mills. One mill is equal to $1 for every…

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Man collapses and dies at the Southingon Truck Stop

September 25, 2014
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Man collapses and dies at the Southingon Truck Stop

The Southington Police Department responded to a medical emergency at the truck stop on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike at about 9 a.m. this morning. The man who had the medical emergency passed at the scene. Police are not releasing the name of the man at this time. Detectives are reviewing video footage to see what led up…

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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

September 25, 2014
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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three years ago, the American Cancer Society invited Southington’s Relay for Life group to establish a…

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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

September 25, 2014
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Plantsville’s The Sawtelles perform in benefit Saturday

A Common Ground Community Center For Art and Dance is proud to welcome The Sawtelles, from Plantsville, as the featured performers at its monthly benefit coffeehouse on Saturday, Sept. 27. Husband and wife duo the Sawtelles are a balance of four elements, alternate-tuned guitar, stand-up drum kit and two voices. Sparse but intricately arranged pop…

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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

September 25, 2014
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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

A Meriden man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he allegedly filed a false report that he was the victim of a home invasion following a visit from a prostitute. , 26, surrendered to police on Tuesday, Sept. 23 after learning there was a warrant out for his arrests. According to a release…

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