Q&A with House District 81 incumbent Dave Zoni

November 2, 2014
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Q&A with House District 81 incumbent Dave Zoni

David Zoni is a small business owner and the incumbent state representative. Dave is a life-long resident and local businessman. In the General Assembly he serves as a member of the Public Health, Aging and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees. Serving two terms on the Southington Town Council, Dave created Southington’s first Fiscal Policy and…

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Q&A with House District 81 challenger Al Natelli

November 2, 2014
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Q&A with House District 81 challenger Al Natelli

Dr. Al Natelli, a dentist here in Southington, lives in Southington and is married to Carm. They have four amazing children, Jeff, Casey, Matt and Callie. Currently he is a board Member of the United Way of Southington as well as the Co-Chairman of the Leadership Development Qualifications Committee of the Connecticut State Dental Association.…

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Q&A with 80th House district challenger John ‘Corky’ Mazurek

November 1, 2014
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Q&A with 80th House district challenger John ‘Corky’ Mazurek

John “Corky” Mazurek was born and raised in the east end of Waterbury, where he lived for 24 years. He has been a Wolcott resident for 37 years, where he lives with his wife Cindy and two children, Kara and Paul. Mazurek formerly represented Southington in the 80th district from 2003-2010. He has been employed…

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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

November 1, 2014
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Q&A with 80th House district incumbent Rob Sampson

Rob Sampson is serving his second term as state Representative for the 80th District, which includes all of Wolcott and part of Southington. Rob serves on the Appropriations and Environment committees and was promoted to Republican Ranking Member of the Insurance & Real Estate Committee for the 2012 session of the General Assembly, the only freshman…

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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

November 1, 2014
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Local youth has part in Hollywood movie

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor If you head out to the movie and decide to check out the film “The Judge,” you’ll may notice a familiar face from central Connecticut. Cody Pettola, a 9-year-old fourth grader at Thalberg Elementary School in Southington, is in the movie, which stars Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. The…

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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

November 1, 2014
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A record year for the Southington Drive-in

by Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The recent season was a record year for the Southington Drive-in. Board of Park Commissioners Chair Michael Fasulo shared a comparison report of the Southington Drive-In’s outcome from the summer of 2013 and the summer of 2014 at a recent Town Council Meeting. According to his report, the drive-in’s total…

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Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

October 31, 2014
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Knights qualify for CCC Tournament

by John Goralski Sporst Writer With a 17-9 lead in game three, Coach Rich Heitz signaled for the curtain call. Over the next five minutes, he paraded his seniors off the court in pairs as the underclassmen finished what the upperclassmen started. Speculation about the postseason is just beginning. Questions about the upcoming CCC tournament…

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Conference champs; Penalties continue to spoil the celebration

October 31, 2014
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Conference champs; Penalties continue to spoil the celebration

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two blitzing linebackers tipped the football into the air, and Dan Williams slid underneath it for Southington’s second interception in the game. On Friday, Nov. 24, the Blue Knight football team was mired in penalties on both sides of the ball, but in between the flags, Southington players were putting…

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Class LL Championship; Garrison advances; Injured girls fall short of open

October 31, 2014
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Class LL Championship; Garrison advances; Injured girls fall short of open

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Lady Knight’s No. 2 runner was perched on crutches at the finish line as her teammates navigated the 5K course at Wickham Park. Southington’s top runner was beginning to fade into the pack. One varsity runner learned about her start just a few days before the race. All of…

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