Police arrest man for risk of injury and sexual assault of a minor

May 19, 2016
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Gary Allard Jr.

Police arrested a Southington man for three separate incidents involving a victim under the age of 16. Gary Allard Jr., 32, of Southington was arrested and charged with two counts of risk of injury to a child, two counts of second degree breach of peace, and fourth degree sexual assault. The warrant stems from three…

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Obituary: Lucille ‘Lucy’ M. Lee, 93

May 19, 2016
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CARMEL – Lucille “Lucy” M. Lee, 93, died peacefully on April 18, 2016 at Putnam Hospital Center after a long, interesting life. She was born on August 15, 1922 in San Francisco to her parents Lewis Theilacker and Marie Jacinto Theilacker. The family, which included Lucy’s siblings William, Teresa and Grace, resided in Albany, Calif.…

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Spikers struggle: First week without a win

May 19, 2016
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The Blue Knight volleyball team went 0-2 last week to fall to 11-3, but it was their first two losses they suffered since losing to top-ranked East Hartford (14-0) on April 15. The Knights began the week at Newington on Monday, May 9 where they took the Indians to a fifth set, but fell short,…

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Getting a kick out of taekwondo

May 19, 2016
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Master Oh puts on a demonstration at the Olympic Taekwondo Academy at 166 Queen Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR While waiting for students to arrive at his new facility on Queen Street, Master Oh recently put on a little display for an early visitor. The martial arts master dropped into a split, bounced up with a flurry of punches, and spun like a top with kicks whizzing through the air…

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Track sets their sights on the postseason

May 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington broke another school record and qualified more athletes for the Class LL meet when they competed in their third weekend invitational and final dual meet of the 2016 season this past week. Southington competed at the 85th annual Hartford Invitational at Simsbury High School on Saturday, May 14. The Lady…

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Local roofer supports ‘No Roof Left Behind’

May 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local roofing company is looking to help families in Hartford and New Haven counties keep a roof over their head for the coming year. V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, LLC., Meriden, will be taking part in the nationwide “No Roof Left Behind” program. Homeowners in need of a new roof or…

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Boys Tennis battles the heart of the CCC schedule

May 18, 2016
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Mike Balaoing drives a serve across the net during a match against NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Each win was followed by a loss, but the Blue Knight tennis team survived the heart of the conference schedule. The Knights out-lasted Conard, 4-3, before falling to Simsbury, 6-1. Southington rebounded with a 7-0 sweep against NW Catholic before falling to Glastonbury, 5-2. Coach Tony Mauro said that the team…

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Immaculate Conception Church rallies around 4-year-old

May 18, 2016
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A pasta dinner fundraiser for Nicholas Kelly will be held on June 12 at Immaculate Conception Church.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nicholas Kelly is a four-year-old Southington resident who suffers from Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neurological genetic disorder that affects only 1 in 15,000. Nicholas’ condition causes him frequent seizures, and prevents him from speaking or walking independently. The four-year-old has a packed schedule of back-to-back therapies to aid his physical and…

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Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 18, 2016
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Addie Kilgore leads a Southington attack during a loss to Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-11) were eliminated from the postseason after suffering two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the team is still looking to finish out the regular season strong to provide growth and varsity experience for next year’s team. “We just want to play our game,…

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