Knights open the season with an OT thriller

April 17, 2015
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Jacob Testa (No. 8) works the ball toward the goal during an overtime victory against Cheshire in the season opener.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Blue Knights boys lacrosse team kicked off their season with a home opener that resulted in a 7-6 overtime win over the Cheshire Rams (1-2) in the freezing rain on Wednesday night, April 8. But, for most of the game, it didn’t look like the Knights stood a chance.…

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Police Blotter for April 17

April 17, 2015
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Police Blotter for April 17

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from March 28 to April 7: Logan A. Miller, 18, of 7 Berkley Ave., Southington, was arrested on March 28 for possession of alcohol by a minor. Senton Dautllari, 18, of 24 Pratt St., Southington, was arrested on March 28 for possession of alcohol by a minor.…

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Sports Calendar for April 17

April 17, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS SHS RUGBY TEAM CAR WASH—Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Southington Auto Wash on Queen Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the SHS club. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High…

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Fire report for April 17

April 17, 2015
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Fire report for April 17

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 65 incidents between March 23 and April 7: Monday, March 23 346 Belleview Ave., Lock-Out Vehicle 150 Burritt St. /1g, Medical Assist, Assist EMS Tuesday, March 24 Pratt St. and Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., Vehicle Accident, General 522 Settlers Woods, Public Service 301 Queen St. /Mobil, Gasoline or Other Flammable…

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Gina Bianca Hair holds cut-a-thon for Autism Awareness Month

April 16, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’re in need of a new spring hairstyle look no further than Gina Bianca Hair, whose stylists will be donating four hours of their services entirely to The Autism Society this month. Gina Bianca, a full-service salon located on the Waterbury Turnpike in Plantsville, will charge nothing but a $30 donation…

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Golf has their eyes on the prize: Veteran duffers could contend for first state title since 1987

April 16, 2015
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Junior Andrew Szandrocha lines up a putt at last year’s Division I golf championship. Szandrocha has led the Knights over the past two postseasons.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Spring is finally here, so it’s time to dust off the clubs and spikes. It’s time to start thinking about playing it safe or going for it all. It’s time to forget all the bad shots and mental habits, and focus on the flashes of brilliance from a season ago. It’s…

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Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Community Services

April 16, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The public is cordially invited to attend the fourth annual tea party to benefit Southington Community Services is on Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Hawks Landing Country Club. This year’s, the event will have a Victorian, Downton Abbey-theme. “Every year we do a theme,” said event co-organizer…

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Youth Services announces spring and summer jobs

April 15, 2015
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The Youth Employment Service of Southington Youth Services is recruiting participants for the Spring and Summer season in anticipation of calls for yard maintenance as well as some jobs for housecleaning and babysitting. The jobs are open to Southington residents between 14-16 years of age. Applications can be downloaded at the Southington Youth Services lind…

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Obituaries for April 17

April 15, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Americo DiBacco Sr., 81, of Southington, died surrounded by family on Saturday, April11 at Hartford Hospital after a brief illness. He had been the husband of Angelina “Angie” (Polce) DiBacco for 57 years. Shirley A.…

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