Key Club celebrates 55 years at Southington High

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Key Club at Southington High School (SHS) marked its 55th anniversary earlier this month. With more than 100 students involved in the international organization’s Southington chapter, the student-led group has encouraged community service, character development, and leadership since 1961. Students, staff, and former Key Club members celebrated the milestone on Thursday,…

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Three birthdays: 302 years

April 7, 2016
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Southington Care Center celebrated a trio of centenarians in March. Three residents celebrated birthdays at a community party. From left are Kathryn Carey, 101, Alice Tew, 100, and Mary Raffonello, 101. The women, family members and staff shared cake at the event with Carey joining Executive Director William Kowalewski on the dance floor. Another celebration…

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Mobbing the state meet: Girls track hopes to qualify more than last year

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Last spring, the Lady Knights qualified 18 athletes to the Class LL meet in 13 different events and advanced six athletes to the state open, and the  4x800m relay team scored a top 10 finish at the state open. After sending a relay team to the state open in last year’s…

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Town Council selects final chip seal option

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to approve a pavement surface treatment project on March 28, selecting a chip seal for repairing residential roads. After testing three different types of chip seal at various locations around town, Town Manager Garry Brumback recommended a 20 percent rubberized chip seal to the council. The 20 percent…

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Apple Harvest Festival will stage a Battle of the Bands on second weekend

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A new kind of entertainment will enter the Apple Harvest Festival lineup this fall—a Battle of the Bands. Musicians of all genres are welcome to show off their talent on stage, competing for a grand prize of $300. Whether it be metal music, hip-hop, or a cappella, event coordinator Bonnie Sica hopes…

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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Southington unveils new plans for local farm land

April 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There’s a new committee in town, focused on using farmland that the town has purchased as open space. As part of a broad plan to help maintain farming property in Southington, the newly established Farm Heritage Committee (FHC) is looking for a non-profit organization to farm town-owned land off of Belleview Avenue.…

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Looking for redemption: Girls lacrosse missed the postseason by 1 game last year

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights finished last year’s regular season with 6-10 record (0-6 in division) placing seventh in the CCC North and missing the Class L state tournament by a game. Although the Knights just came up short on the postseason, Southington head coach Jill Pomposi still considers the regular season a…

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