SHS students recognized at state DECA conference

March 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington High School students swept the board at this year’s state DECA conference, held at the Aqua Turf on March 1. Over 1,000 student leaders and entrepreneurs gathered in Southington to compete in categories ranging from finance and hospitality to marketing and management. The DECA program, said SHS co-advisor Teresa Brooks, teaches…

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Skaters surge into the quarterfinals

March 16, 2016
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Jarod Florian leads a fast break during a first round victory over Joel Barlow on Monday, March 7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After getting shutout in the first round of last year’s Division III state tournament as a 14-seed, the Warrior-Knights (13-8) made more out of their trip to the tournament this time around. Hall-Southington outlasted Joel Barlow in the first round but fell to Westhill-Stamford in the quarterfinals. Warrior-Knights fly past Falcons…

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Swimmers trim times at Class LL qualifying meet

March 16, 2016
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Ben Wakefield sets the pace for his 500 freestyle heat at the Class LL Trials in Hamden. Wakefield shed almost 15 seconds from his previous best time.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights competed for qualifying marks and better seeded times at the Class LL swimming preliminaries at Hamden High School on Saturday, March 12. Southington entered 11 swimmers into the trials, with three swimming just in relays. Seven of the eight swimmers competing in the individual events earned best times…

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DEEP accepts permit for waste facility at the former landfill

March 16, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) gave notice on Tuesday that a tentative determination has been reached for the permit to construct and operate the waste facility at 49 DePaolo Dr., at the site of the former Southington landfill, for the purpose of composting and energy conversion. The facility will…

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Striking gold in the SYBL

March 16, 2016
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Team Gold’s buzzer-beating basket in the season finale was the perfect cap for the perfect season. The shot sealed the division title in the Grade 8-9 division of the Southington Youth Basketball League. The team battled back from a 12-point deficit at halftime to secure the win in the final seconds and capture an undefeated…

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Town officials rally for a bill to save AHF, Italian Fest, and Music on the Green

March 16, 2016
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  By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR It’s been a few months since worried whispers began to infiltrate local discussions. Could our downtown festivals be in trouble? The current state building code prohibits temporary structures being placed within 15 feet of any overhead wiring, and that could threaten three downtown activities from Music on the Green to the Apple…

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Southington meeting listings for the March 18 edition

March 16, 2016
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SUNDAY, MAY 22 BRISTOL/SOUTHINGTON 123RD SOUTHINGTON REDMEN ANNIVERSARY. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Nucchi’s Restaurant in Forestville. Cost is $25 per couple for members ($40 per person for guests). RSVP by April 1. Make checks payable to Wonx Tribe #28 IORM and send to Al DePaolo, 376 Pond View Dr. Southington, CT 06489. Contact…

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Southington kids’ listings for the March 18 edition

March 16, 2016
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SATURDAY, MARCH 19 SOUTHINGTON ‘SHAMROCKIN’ FOR KIDS DINNER DANCE.’ Benefit for the Mill Foundation for Kids. Inc. Raffles baskets, 50/50 raffle, live and silent auction. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $75 per person and includes dinner, open bar, and dancing. (860) 628-8745, (860) 426-1649. NOW thru MARCH 24 SOUTHINGTON DOUBLE DUTCH AND JUMP ROPE…

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Southington performance listings for the March 18 edition

March 16, 2016
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FRIDAY, MARCH 18 SOUTHINGTON SMALL TOWN GAMBLERS. 8 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 37 Main St., in the Peace Café. Small Town Gamblers play favorite classic rock, pop and other hits from the 60s through the 90s. Tickets are not required, but donations are accepted. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Visit, www.fccsouthington.org. SATURDAY, APRIL…

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