Stepping up for the state open: Cross Country teams are poised for a postseason sequel

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 campaign was a memorable year for Southington’s cross country program, marking the first time that both the boys and girls teams qualified for the state open in the same season. It marked the first time this millennium that either team qualified for the final state competition. The Lady…

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Field hockey hopes to return to tournament play

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Laughter and smiles filled the turf field as the Lady Knight field hockey team went through their conditioning before practice. It wasn’t a sign of goofing off. Instead, it was simply a team coming together and having fun doing it too. “They’ve been working out on their own as a…

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Reloading, not rebuilding: Knights have new faces, same high expectations

September 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Groups were assembled at different stations throughout Southington High School’s gymnasium. Whether they were strength and conditioning drills or muscle and joint exercises with resistance bands, the Lady Knight volleyball team migrated from one end of the court to the other. “That’s it girls,” said Southington coach Rich Heitz. “Make…

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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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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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