SHS students win 3 Halos from Seven Angels Theater

June 4, 2015
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Members of the Southington High School drama department (from left) Marissa Mayo, Emily Sargent, Rachel Mouris, Jessica Dos Santos and Madison Yurgatis received awards at the 12th annual Halo Awards, hosted by the Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury. After receiving ten nominations, the SHS department won Halos in three categories - Best Choreographer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Comic Role in a Play and Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER “It felt like the Oscars for high school,” said Southington High School senior Marissa Mayo of last Tuesday evening, when the Southington High School theater department was honored at the 12th annual Halo Awards. The awards, presented by Seven Angels Theater in Waterbury, invited Southington to attend what was described as a…

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Spoiled by Glastonbury: Tennis suffers first loss in season finale, Kataria brothers escape Day 1 of the tourney

June 4, 2015
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Kunal Kataria chases down a volley during a 7-0 loss to Glastonbury in a battle of unbeaten teams in the regular season finale. Kataria went on to advance past the first day in the state tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A 7-0 loss at home to undefeated Glastonbury (17-0) on Wednesday, May 27 may have ended the Blue Knights’ (16-1) regular season, but it didn’t end their spirit. Southington coach Tony Mauro and his boys’ tennis team held their heads high and were anything but discouraged after they walked off the…

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Volleyball is ready for the big show: CCC tournament is final preparation for states

June 4, 2015
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Mark Horanzy scores a kill during a win over East Hartford in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a first round loss in the Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) boys volleyball tournament, Coach Lou Gianacopolos expects that his Blue Knights (12-7) are prepared for the Class L state tournament. The sixth-seeded Knights lost to No. 3 East Hartford (17-3) in the first round of the conference tournament, but the…

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Sampson opposes House budget

June 4, 2015
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HARTFORD – State Representative Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott) cast his vote against a state budget, citing increases to state spending, unfair and unnecessarily raises taxes on the middle class. Debate on the budget, which was the result of negotiations between Governor Dannel P. Malloy and majority Democrats, began around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. The House Republicans…

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Dems champion House budget

June 4, 2015
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HARTFORD – The Connecticut House of Representatives backed a biennial budget package on Wednesday (HB 7-61) that propses property tax relief to working families and provides increased spending for transportation systems in the state. “Our budget provides significant property tax relief for hardworking, middle-class families. Every town and city will receive additional state aid,” Rep. Zoni…

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Lincoln College of New England graduates first nursing class

June 4, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) in Southington celebrated its 48th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 15, graduating 205 students, including the school’s first class of Registered Nurse (RN) and bachelor’s of nursing (BSN) graduates, above. Newly appointed LCNE President Denise Lewicki said that she is very proud of all of this year’s graduates. Nursing…

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Relay for Life: Still building hope after 18 years

June 4, 2015
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Last weekend Southington hosted its 18th year Relay For Life.  Fifty Four Teams participated this year in effort to raise funds for the fight against cancer.  The relay raised a total of $100,000.  Crowns for the Cure lead the way, with their team, raising over $14,000.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Library announces annual Summer Reading Program

June 3, 2015
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The Southington Public Library has announced the annual Summer Reading Program for all ages. Registration is underway at the Children’s Services Desk. For more information, call (860) 628-0947, ext. 3. SUMMER READING PROGRAM REGISTRATION. Registration is underway. How can your children have fun and retain the skills they learned during the school year? Join the…

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Police Blotter for May 5 edition

June 3, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Tuesday, May 19 through Thursday, May 28: Lori A. Matteson, 38, of 112 Eagle Dr., Newington, was arrested on May 19 for second degree forgery and obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. David J. Thompson, 47, of 112 Peck Ln, Bristol, was arrested on May 19 for…

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