Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Parade co-chair JoAnne Salerno is excited about this year’s ‘Get Fest’ cell phone app

September 28, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade…

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Volleyball finishes 4th at John Jay Invitational

September 28, 2016
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Morgan Raymond beats a Hall defender during a 3-0 conference win on Friday, Sept. 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After winning the silver bracket at last year’s John Jay Invitation at John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y., the Lady Knight volleyball team returned to this year’s tournament with much more intensity. On Saturday, Sept. 24, Southington rebounded from a loss in the opening round to win four…

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Swimmers race past Lancers

September 28, 2016
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Patrycja Zajac swims the breaststroke during a 95-72 win over Bristol Eastern.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington swimmers made a splash by breaking school records and improving their state-qualifying times in just the second meet of the regular season. The Lady Knight swimming and diving team displayed yet another strong showing with a 95-72 triumph over Bristol Eastern at home on Friday, Sept. 23. “They’ve had…

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Board of Education honors teacher, 2 former students

September 28, 2016
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BOE chair Brian Goralski presents the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year plaque to Christina McKirryher at the Sept. 22 meeting.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education (BOE) met for their regular session on Thursday, Sept. 22 with a positive agenda and a handful of public participants. Board members recognized a teacher, the DECA club, two fallen soldiers, and above average test scores at the high school. The BOE opened the meeting…

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Calendar House project receives $5 million state grant

September 28, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Big news struck for the Calendar House Building Committee (CHBC) on Friday, Sept. 23 when House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) and State Representative David Zoni (D – Southington) announced in a press release that the State Bond Commission is expected to approve a $5 million grant-in-aid to…

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Knights blank Tomahawks

September 28, 2016
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Ryan Montalvo blasts through a hole in the Glastonbury line during a 35-0 victory in Southington’s home opener. (Photo by John Goralski)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Another Friday night, another defensive stronghold, another shutout. Last year’s contest at Glastonbury resulted in a 61-41 win in the pouring rain, as Southington was able to pull away in second half after being down at halftime. But this year’s hyped-up game wasn’t even close. Although their first offensive points…

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DePaolo showcase introduces students to the artists’ craft

September 28, 2016
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A Chinese cultural dancer performs for the students during the festival.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The lead singer from Boogie Chillun’ paused between songs and scanned the crowd for seventh grader Junior Santos. On Friday, Sept. 23, the band was performing at  DePaolo Middle School, tracing the roots of American music from “This Land is Your Land” to Bruno Mars. It took some prodding from…

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Four horsemen capture the title at Sloper Relays

September 28, 2016
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Some runners dress in costume, above, as the Knights take a break from the dual meet season to compete for cookies at the Sloper Relays.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner and Shane Leone and Mark and Tom Murdy led all runners by finishing first overall and first in the Four Boys Division with a time of 31:49 as the four horsemen galloped to victory at the Sloper Relays on Friday. Southington’s cross country teams welcomed about 1,047 middle and…

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Scoreboard for the Sept. 30 edition

September 28, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, Sept. 19 and Sunday, Sept. 25. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. Football Southington 35, Glastonbury 0 Friday, Sept. 23 At Southington Glastonbury                 00 00 00 00 — 00 Southington                 00 07 14 14 — 35 First Quarter No scoring. Second…

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