Shaw, Wilson to play at Western

June 5, 2015
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Adam Wilson, left, and Brett Shaw, right, will play baseball for Western Connecticut State University next year.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Brett Shaw and Adam Wilson chuckled like two siblings at the dinner table when they signed their letters of intent on Thursday, May 21, and that might have been because the two Blue Knights were both committing to play baseball for another teammate’s father next year when they continue their careers…

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Baseball rallies for a conference title with a win over Simsbury

June 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It wasn’t decided until the final week of the season, but the Blue Knight baseball team came out of the battle on top. Two split games on the road and a 3-2 Simsbury (15-5, 10-4 in CCC West) loss to Farmington (12-8, 8-6 in CCC West) to end the regular season…

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Salon owner, author, and advocate for abuse victims

June 5, 2015
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Casey Morley of Casey’s Image Consultants, has become a strong voice about domestic abuse.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As Casey Morley looked into a mirror in her cozy, purple painted salon on North Main St., she recalled how standing behind the salon chair and looking into the mirror as she spoke with clients helped her find the voice that she had lost in a lifetime of abuse. Her new-found voice…

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Editorial: The show must go on

June 5, 2015
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If you listen to chatter around town, it’s clear that people are aware of Southington’s long sports legacy. With our recent “Best Communities for Music Education” designation, the town is getting national attention for our powerhouse band and music programs. Even our engineers are getting much-deserved recognition for their recent robotics success. But how about…

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Bristol Blues video stream for last night’s season opener

June 5, 2015
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Miss last night’s Bristol Blues game. No need to worry. Here is a rebroadcast of last night’s action. Bristol Blues vs. Brockton, Mass. June 4

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These rockers prove age ain’t nothing but a number

June 5, 2015
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  By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters told the Irish Times back in November, “Rock and roll is a young man’s game.” He said it as more of an apology since, obviously, he’s still performing rock music into his 40s. But in its earlier days, truthfully, rock and roll was…

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Relay for Life raises over $100,000 for cancer research

June 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s 18th annual Relay for Life was held last weekend, raising a total of $108,963 for cancer research and awareness. The 24-hour event consisted of 54 teams fundraising before and during the event, coming together for the common cause of helping communities fight cancer. The top three teams raised nearly 30 percent…

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Track charges into CCC: Angelillo wins 2 track events, Howe wins shot put

June 4, 2015
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Rylee Van Epps clears a hurdle during the 300m race at the CCC West championships.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo finished as a conference champion in two events and two more athletes qualified for the Class LL state meet at the CCC West Championships on Tuesday, May 26 at Simsbury High School. Both boys and girls track and field teams finished in fifth place out of eight schools. Southington…

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Southington schools welcome three new principals

June 4, 2015
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Brian Stranieri, principal of Southington High School.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education appointed three new principals last week, welcoming the new administrators to Southington High School and Strong and Hatton elementary schools. During a special meeting on May 21, the board recognized Brian Stranieri as the new principal of Southington High School. Stranieri has been serving as interim principal…

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