Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

March 12, 2015
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Knights break 140: Gymnasts battle to 2nd place at state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW MILFORD—A second-place finish for the Southington Lady Knights in the 2015 CIAC State Open gymnastics championships at New Milford High School on Saturday, Mar. 7 secured a spot in the upcoming New England Championships. “We had a rough start, but we ended really well,” said Southington coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell. “The…

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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

March 12, 2015
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Swimmers finish 2nd in CCC West

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—Blue Knight swimmers scored 31 personal best times as Southington rallied for 264 to capture second place behind the Conard Chieftains (277) at the 2015 CCC West conference championship on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at the Cornerstone Aquatic Center in West Hartford. Southington suffered their only regular season losses to Conard…

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Barnes Trust funds dementia care program at Alzheimer’s Center

March 12, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) presented the Alzheimer’s Resource Center in Plantsville with a $75,000 grant. The funds were grnated by the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust at a ceremony on Monday, March 9 to fund a dementia care program called Hope Full Lives. “We’re thrilled…

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Home health worker arrested for stealing credit card from 82-year old patient

March 12, 2015
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Gina Davenport

Gina Davenport, 30, of Southington was arrested by Southington police at approximately 8:15 p.m. on March 7 for second degree larceny stemming from an incident that occurred in January. According to a police department release, the warrant alleges that Davenport was a former home health aide worker for an 82 year old when she was…

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Arrest made for Dean’s Stove and Spa thefts

March 12, 2015
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Tyler Wagoner

The Southington Police announced in a press release that Tyler Wagoner, 25, of Manchester was taken into police custody at approximately 11 p.m. on March 6 on an active warrant for first degree larceny. The warrant alleges that between June 2014 and October 2014 Wagoner was employed as a sales representative at Dean’s Stove and…

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Commentary: Worrying does not solve problems

March 12, 2015
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Lindsay Carey

I’ve always been kind of a “worry wart,” and I’m actually the worst kind—the silent and deadly kind. When I become overwhelmed about something, it’s not uncommon for me to internalize it and try to deal with the obstacle the best way I know how. However, this can sometimes become a recipe for disaster, and…

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Our first King of New England: Zack Murillo is crowned as the first Blue Knight regional champ

March 12, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Saturday, Feb. 7, Zack Murillo deflected his opponent’s first attack with the flair of a bullfighter and countered with a move of his own. Southington’s 106-pounder pushed his opponent face first into the mat and started to apply a relentless pressure. It didn’t seem to matter that the New England…

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Parks & Rec movie night for middle school students

March 11, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Parks and Recreation will be offering a movie night for students in grades six, seven and eight on Saturday, March 21 in the Derynoski Elementary School auditorium. Director of Recreation David Lapreay said that this new program is taking the place of a monthly middle school dance that was run by…

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Geno Auriemma to speak at April 20 chamber event

March 11, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce has invited University of Connecticut women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma to speak at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville on Monday, April 20. Auriemma just recently opened a restaurant called Geno’s Grille in downtown Southington. “This is going to be a home run for the chamber…

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