Expect trailside retail and dining along the rail-trail

January 13, 2016
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An architect’s rendering of a proposed retail village to be built alongside Southington’s rail-trail near the Ideal Forging site.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington will have a new downtown destination, with plans moving forward for a new retail and dining center along the rails-to-trails downtown project. Modeled after The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor, the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) heard plans last week for the seven-building and 80-parking space destination. Kathy…

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Lady Knights keep on rolling: Girls clinch a postseason berth with 8th win of the season

January 13, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski looks for an open teammate during a  56-39 win over Windsor.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights kept rolling with two double-digit road wins, sandwiching a 17-point victory at home. At 8-1, the Lady Knights clinched a postseason berth. Southington began the week with a road trip across the Connecticut River to Glastonbury (5-2) on Monday, Jan. 4, where they won by 12 points over…

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Knights crown 2 champs: Abacherli, Calo win in Hartford

January 13, 2016
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Austin Abacherli takes down an opponent during the Greater Hartford Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. Abacherli was one of two division champions for the Knights.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Austin Abacherli grabbed his opponent in a bear hug and slammed him to the mat, locking onto his arms and legs to make sure that he had nowhere to go. The result was another Southington pin. Team co-captain Abacherli and freshman sensation Paul Calo made all the right moves over the…

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Hockey wins fourth in a row

January 13, 2016
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Caelan Booth leads a charge during a recent Warrior-Knight contest. Booth had two assists in a 5-0 win over Trinity Catholic.

Four wins in a row spells a 5-1-0 regular season record for the Hall-Southington ice hockey team. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, the Warrior-Knights continued their momentum with a 5-0 shut out over Division III Trinity Catholic, 5-0, at Terry Conners Ice Rink in Stamford. Jarod Florian paced the attack with two goals and two assists.…

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Knights keep on pace for the postseason: Track qualifies 5 more for the state meet; 4x800m relay breaks a school record

January 13, 2016
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Adam Dorau, above, at an earlier meet. Dorau placed third overall in the 55m hurdles at the Elm City Coaches Invitational in New Haven.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington indoor track and field teams returned to Hillhouse High School in New Haven for the second time this season to compete at the Elm City Coaches Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 9. The Knights had quite the day in the Elm City, qualifying five more athletes for the state meet,…

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Cross-town rivalry: Swimmers, divers excel in Plainville; Knights poised for upcoming challenge

January 13, 2016
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Brendon Egan swims his leg of the 400 freestyle relay to cap Southington’s 101-71 win over Plainville.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chase Galayda paused, took a deep breath, bent his knees, and leaped inward into the air with the fear of a natural-born cliff diver. His arms were extended straight out above his head. His trajectory and elevation were a thing of beauty. When he glided straight through the water head first,…

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Barnes Trust announces $325K for local healthcare

January 13, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation (WEB)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Barnes Memorial Trust announced more than $300,000 in grants to non-profits last month, and the trust is looking to contribute even more to organizations that seek to promote health and wellbeing for Southington residents. After announcing funding for three first-time recipients, and continuing funding for two organizations given grants in 2014,…

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Southington Catholic holding open house Jan. 24

January 13, 2016
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On Sunday, Jan. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southington Catholic, the newest school in Southington, an open house review of the impressive educational accomplishments of the school’s K to eighth grade students in the first half of the 2015-2016 school year will be held. Students, faculty, administrators, school board members, and parents…

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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

January 13, 2016
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Gov., lt. gov. react to news GE moving headquarters out of Fairfield

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today released the following statements regarding General Electric:   Governor Malloy said, “Today’s decision is a clear signal that Connecticut must continue to adapt to a changing business climate.  Businesses care about transportation infrastructure, and we will continue to make new investments to create a more…

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