As White Night looms at museum, activities bustle inside

May 29, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The American Clock and Watch Museum in Bristol is throwing open its doors, and sharing its lawn, next month as it offers up White Night Bristol for the third time. White Night at the museum is modeled upon Nuit Blanche, which is an all-nights art event held in Paris, France……

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Softball keeps rolling

May 29, 2015
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Baseball - Softball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (19-0) spent their first week away from home, but remained unblemished in their travels with two more wins, locking up the CCC West Division and extending their streak to 64 wins in a row. The Knights defeated Simsbury (9-9), 11-2, at Memorial Park on Monday, May…

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Learning to recognize the signs of mental illness

May 29, 2015
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Mental Illness

From the Plainville-Southington Health District: The Plainville-Southington Health District wants to make residents aware of the signs and symptoms of mental illness. Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Symptoms can range from mild to severe…

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Girls Tennis ties atop the CCC West standings

May 29, 2015
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The girls tennis team celebrates their first conference title. (Submitted)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls tennis team (16-1) earned three more wins last week to put themselves in uncharted waters. They may have to share the CCC West Title with NW Catholic and Farmington, but the Lady Knights will be hanging their first conference banner in the gym. The Knights defeated Newington…

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Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my

May 29, 2015
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Tom Pepe of Suburban Wildlife Solutions with a trapped coyote.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Dave Denino began seeing packs of coyotes along the wood line of his property near Panthorn Park, he was concerned that the coyote community had grown in his neighborhood. He heard reports of neighborhood children encountering the dogs, heard howls from across LaCorse Pond at night, and began to see packs…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Baseball keeps pace in CCC race

May 28, 2015
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Adam Wilson drives the ball during a 7-5 win over Simsbury on Monday, May 18.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team (14-4) kept the door open to one of the team’s goals on the season with three wins this past week. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning lift the Knights past Simsbury (15-4) in a crucial divisional, home win on Monday night, May 18.…

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Golfers shoot into the top 3

May 28, 2015
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Julian Cardozo sinks a birdie putt on the 7th green of Hawks Landing.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (9-4) finished even par on the week by taking two out of four matches in four days as they strive for first place of the CCC West Division. The Knights had their second closest match of the season with a 151-152 loss to Hall (7-5-1) at…

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Track launches 10 more into the postseason

May 28, 2015
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Sarah Palko leaps into first place in long jump with a distance of 15.07.05

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys and girls track and field teams celebrated senior day on Tuesday, May 19 in their last meet of the regular season against New Britain. Parents and families posed for pictures with the seniors at midfield during a portion of the meet. The boys team (5-3) qualified three more…

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