Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

January 16, 2015
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Wrestlers take their lumps against Simsbury

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Austin Abacherli (120) drove his opponent off his feet in overtime, it was like a hungry shark sensing blood. The Southington sophomore scrambled over the top to score the takedown. He scored three more points trying to wrench his foe onto his back. “I always say that you’re just sort of…

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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

January 16, 2015
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Getting back on the beam: Gymnasts survive falls at season opener

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR One after another, the Lady Knight gymnasts slipped off the beam in competition. It only takes a tiny mistake, a shift in body position, or a misplaced hand or foot across the four-inch surface. On Saturday, Jan. 10, the Lady Knights opened their season in their home gym, and nobody walked away…

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Pasta dinner for inspiring lymphoma survivor

January 16, 2015
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Brittany Montague

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER One business is going out of its way to support an employee and lifelong Southington resident and her battle with stage 3B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. REACT Physical Therapy is holding a Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 18 at the Waterbury ELKS Lodge from 12 to 5:30 p.m. in honor of Brittany…

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Kennedy announces November students of the month

January 16, 2015
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Kennedy Middle School recently announced the names of the November students of the month. Front, from left, Dante D’Amore, Maxwell Chubet, Madeleine Silano, and Trevor Francis. Middle, Kelsey Henderson, Samuel Terry, Natalie Diaz, and Maliah Ryan. Back, Mr. Steven Madancy, Colby Johnson, Jamie Lamson, Marissa Robarge, Troy Kieras, and Mrs. Susanne Vitcavage. Missing from the photo is Olivia Calandra.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its November students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Dante D’Amore, Trevor Francis, Maliah Ryan, and Madeleine Silano. Dante, a conscientious student…

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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

January 16, 2015
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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I was trying to decide between a small and extra small collar. “It’s not like he’s fresh out of the womb. Now, should I go with blue or red?” I wondered in the aisle of PetSmart. “I feel like I have a newborn,” cried a hysterical woman with a tiny…

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Central CT Senior Health Services offers free blood pressure screenings

January 16, 2015
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Central Connecticut Senior Health Services will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations in February (Two new times were added for Feb. 24): Tuesday, Feb. 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington. Thursday, Feb. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. Tuesday,…

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From the depths: Swimmers beat Manchester with numbers

January 16, 2015
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Matt Duszak swims the 100 breaststroke during a 94-71 win over Platt-Maloney on Jan. 7 at the Southington YMCA pool.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Evan Tuttle has been championing his team’s depth in the preseason. He has been talking about match-up problems for opponents, and his team’s ability to beat you with their numbers. On Friday, Jan. 9, that theory was put to the test in Manchester. The Indians return three seniors and a junior…

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Council hears HHS plans for Bradley

January 16, 2015
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Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus in Southington.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Two representatives from Hartford Healthcare attended a Town Council meeting to share with the public how the company is moving forward with making plans for Bradley’s future. Trish Walden from Hartford Healthcare Senior Services and Director of the Office of Project Management John Rossi from Hartford Healthcare appeared before the…

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Legislators discuss session priorities

January 16, 2015
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) spoke at the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce legislative breakfast on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Nuchies in Bristol.

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER In preparation for the 2015 Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce Legislative Session, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association created a list of general goals and concerns, such as reducing unfunded mandates and taxes on towns and businesses, in particular eliminating the $300 business entity tax. State Senator Markley  (R-Southington) made…

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