State Incumbents and challengers poised for November

May 25, 2016
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Southington Politics

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER State conventions have already been held, and Connecticut’s political parties are scrambling for the June 7 deadline for endorsing candidates for state and district offices. For Southington voters, that means three state senate races and two state representative races are coming into focus for the November election. Southington has four legislators currently…

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Softball is poised for another postseason rally

May 25, 2016
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Emily Mankus drives a ball deep during a victory over Hall. Southington is ready to make its annual run at a state title.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights continued to fight for a top seed in Class LL last week, adding three more wins to their resume. Cheshire finished its regular season with a 20-0 record, but the Knights were still able to take first place in the CCC, secure home field advantage, and amass a…

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PZC approves plans for Loper Street and mixed-use zone on West Street

May 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) voted on May 17 to approve a special permit for a Loper Street subdivision, and a zone change for West Street. Public hearings were held at PZC meetings since March 15, regarding plans for a 72-lot subdivision planned for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building Department.…

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Sluggers are still tinkering

May 25, 2016
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Jake Walasewicz connects during a home loss to East Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team finished the week with three wins and a loss, but as Southington coach Charlie Lembo explains, there is still some work to do before the start of the Class LL tournament. “We have two regular season games remaining, so we’d like to try to finish 14-6…

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‘Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner’: ‘Dirty Dancing’ holds up well on stage

May 25, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve attended a stage performance where hoots and hollers greeted the first light cue. Actually, I can count the number of times on one finger. And, I don’t usually hear cheers when a cast member with a well-sculpted chest take…

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BOE, school officials, and local veterans honor SHS seniors

May 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Southington High School jazz band filled the municipal center meeting room with music, while school and town officials took their seats at tables adorned with blue table cloths and American flags. On Tuesday, May 24, six seniors from the Class of 2016 were honored at the annual Military Appreciation…

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Who will win the Knights Cup? Track and field meet offers fun for all ages

May 25, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Which school will score the most points? Who is faster—brother, sister, mom, or dad? On Saturday, June 11, Southington residents will be able to answer these questions and many more at the Knights Cup Track Meet. The meet is designed as a community-wide track and field series, presented by a partnership between…

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Southington kids listings for the May 27 edition

May 25, 2016
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THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 23 SOUTHINGTON BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at the Southington Youth Services office, 196 North Main St. This is a two-part class for Southington youth over 12 years old. Space is limited. Both sessions must be attended to obtain the certification. Cost is $45. Call: (860) 276-6281.

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Southington dining listings for the May 27 edition

May 25, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 20 SOUTHINGTON PASTA DINNER. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main Street. To benefit the youth mission trip to Boston in June. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Tickets are available in the church office, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1…

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