Touch-A-Truck brings out the kid in you

May 15, 2015
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Four-year-old Noah Olson practices atop a tractor.

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Children of all ages flocked into the Southington Drive-In on Saturday, May 9 for the annual Touch-A-Truck event held by American Legion Kiltonic Post 72.      

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Lake Compounce is open for business

May 14, 2015
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Lake Compounce opening-Jennica MArtinez (18 months) with her mom Christina of Waterbury

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Lake Compounce Amusement Park opened for the season on Saturday, May 9.

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UNICO Gold Medal of Honor: Mike Fasulo will be honored at May 20 UNICO dinner

May 14, 2015
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Mike Fasulo, life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasula and Alibini CPAs is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor .

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Mike Fasulo, a life-long Southington resident and partner at Fasulo and Alibini CPAs, is the recipient of UNICO’s 2015 Gold Medal of Honor. Fasulo has been a member of UNICO, the largest Italian-American organization in the country, since 1991 and served as the organization’s president in 2005. “I cannot think of anything…

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Boys tennis keeps rolling: Mauro gets 100th win, Knights improve to 10-0

May 14, 2015
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Zaya Oshana drives a ball across the net during a win against NW Catholic on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Three wins for the Blue Knights boys tennis team (10-0) would be an understatement to describe what kind of week it really was for the guys in blue that are not only sitting in first place in the CCC West, but are sitting high atop their white steeds dressed in shining…

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Council approves $900K plan for Memorial Park pool

May 14, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The town council moved last month to approve plans for the first phase of updating Memorial Park. The council reviewed and approved a proposed plan for the pool house—the first step in a $900,000 redesign. The plan expands the pool house, adding increased changing and storage space, handicap accessible amenities, and better…

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Knights poised for final run: Greenwich ends 4 game streak, Baseball qualifies for tourney

May 14, 2015
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Drew Farkas, above, throws a strike during a complete game victory over New Britain.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights baseball team (10-2) qualified for the postseason this past week with three wins and a loss. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, Southington is within striking distance of home field advantage throughout the postseason. Southington opened the week up with their only road game of the…

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Governor Malloy tour visits Hatton Kindergarten

May 14, 2015
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Governor Dannel Malloy (D), right, and Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, back, visit a kindergarten class at Hatton Elementary School on Friday, May 8. The governor was touring Connecticut schools to talk about the advantages of full-day kindergarten. Southington has been offering full-day kindergarten since 2013.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Ian Cerra probably had no idea what he was getting into when he was named as classroom greeter on Friday, May 8, but just after lunch he found himself toe-to-toe with Governor Dannel Malloy at the front door of his classroom as state officials, school administrators, bodyguards, and press swarmed into the classroom.…

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Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
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Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

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Arrest made for Econo Lodge burglary

May 14, 2015
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Roberto Ettorre

On May 9, Southington police were dispatched to Econo Lodge, 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., in Southington at approximately 2:30 a.m. after receiving calls about a suspicious male. Police said in a release that a male suspect, later identified as Roberto Ettorre, age 42 of Plainville, allegedly entered a complainant’s room while he was sleeping. Ettorre entered the room through…

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