Kataria Classic aims to help Southington Care Center

July 31, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Kataria family and friends will host the second annual Kataria Classic Tennis Tournament at the Southington High School tennis courts from Friday, Aug. 14 to Sunday, Aug. 16. Kunal Kataria, one of the founders and directors of the tournament, said that he started the Kataria Classic to replace the Kenny…

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Man arrested at Lake Compounce for public indecency

July 30, 2015
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Tyler Bhulai

Southington police announced the arrest of Tyler Bhulai, 29, of Portland for public indecency, second degree breach of peace, and risk of injury/ impairing the morals of a child following an incident at Lake Compounce amusement park on July 28. Police were called to the park after Lake Compounce security officers had detained Bhulai after…

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Man arrested for Wal-Mart robbery and assault

July 30, 2015
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Daniel Henderson

Daniel Henderson, 50, of Middlefield was arrested by the Southington Police Department on a warrant that stems from a July 6 theft investigation at Wal-Mart on Queen Street. The warrant alleges that a loss prevention employee observed Henderson removing a large amount of men’s clothing and men’s items from the racks and concealing the items…

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Couple arrested for Lake Compounce theft

July 30, 2015
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Luis Santana

The Southington Police Department announced that a Hartford man and woman have been arrested for an incident at Lake Compounce Amusement Park on Monday, July 27. Lake Compounce security received the initial report from an amusement park guest that witnessed Natalie Morales, 33, of Hartford and Luis Santana, 24, exit a ride at the park…

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All-Star Game is no break for the Blues: Local program sends 8 players and 2 coaches to FCBL All-Star Game

July 30, 2015
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Bristol Blues pitchers Troy Terzi, George Lund, Tim Cate, Rob Paccione, and Ty Robinson joined teammates Gerrad Rohan, Davis Strong, and Austin Chauvin at the inaugural Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s all-star game in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, July 21. Blues coaches Pat Riley and Jordan Scheiner were named to the West Division coaching staff.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong, Davis Strong, Davis Strong. Although the Bristol Blues (25-18) struggled to build on their lead atop the West Division after going 2-2 on the week, Davis Strong made the week interesting for Blues fans and proved why he is one of the best players in the Futures Collegiate League.…

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Three days of Italian entertainment on Center Street: Italian Fest celebrates food, music, and culture

July 30, 2015
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The 11th annual Italian-American Festival featured a procession of the Madonna Della Strada statue through downtown streets on Sunday July 26. The statue was carried by members of the festival committee following an outdoor Italian mass.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The 11th annual Italian-American Festival brought three days of Italian cuisine, culture, and tradition to downtown Southington last weekend. More than 30 vendors lined Center Street, Friday through Sunday, filling the festival with the scents of eggplant parmesan, paninis, and meatball sliders. A consistent supply of sausage grinders flowed from the UNICO…

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In the director’s chair: Former Avon AD takes the helm for the Knights

July 30, 2015
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Greg Ferry, the former Athletic Director in Avon and a long time counselor at Cheshire High School, has been named as Southington’s new athletic director.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Greg Ferry paced back and forth in front of the phone, waiting for the call, and thinking about the interview and the possibilities that lay before him. “I think I wore out a good, 30-foot path in my house,” he said with a chuckle. “I was trying not to think about…

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Race4Chase event at Sloper: Youth triathlon honors Sandy Hook victim

July 30, 2015
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Southington triathletes, above, have been training all summer for the Race 4 Chase triathlon this Saturday at YMCA Camp Sloper. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER YMCA Camp Sloper will host a youth triathlon this Saturday, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation and the Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program. Open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, the Race4Chase program began in memory of Chase Kowalski, who was a victim the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting…

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Officials discuss plans for Plantsville Renaissance

July 30, 2015
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Town Attorney and Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota discusses the downtown renaissance during the annual Plantsville walk-through.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gathered in the gazebo at Clocktower Square on Thursday morning, town officials, chamber members, and business owners met to join Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo on the sixth annual Plantsville Walk Thru. “We do this to continue our initiative with Plantsville like we did with Southington,” said Secondo, who hosted Southington’s…

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