Launching a sports dynasty; 1986 SHS girls basketball team set the standard for teamwork

July 11, 2014
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Launching a sports dynasty; 1986 SHS girls basketball team set the standard for teamwork

By John Goralski Sports Writer Some might say that the Lady Knights were so angry about losing to Shelton in the 1985 state finals that they chased them across the northeast just to get a rematch. Still smarting from the overtime loss that ended the 85 winter season, the Southington girls jumped on a bus,…

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Legion has no room for error

July 11, 2014
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Legion has no room for error

By John Goralski Sports Writer As Avon’s players spilled onto the field, Marc Verderame gathered his team in a circle to lay down the gauntlet. Southington had lost four games in a row since dealing Avon their first loss of the season, but Verderame wasn’t about to give up on the summer season. The math…

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Local AARP chapter celebrates 20 years

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Apple Valley Chapter AARP #4943 recently celebrated 20 years of charitable service. More than 65 members turned out along with some local and state officials to celebrate the anniversary at Mary Our Queen Church Hall. Connecticut State Senator Joe Markley, who is from Southington, came to support the…

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Residents are worried about Bradley Memorial Hospital

July 11, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Many residents are worried about the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital, even though officials maintain that the hospital will remain open despite possible changes. Rebecca Steward, media relations director the Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC), said the hospital is still “considering” pursuing a Certificate of Need in order to validate…

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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

July 11, 2014
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Jennifer Paul is Teacher of the Year

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Jennifer Paul, a literacy specialist at Southington High School, was named the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Paul has taught first grade, sixth grade and now works at the high school. “Whichever level I’m teaching at is what I think I want to be in forever,” said Paul. Each time…

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Teenager charged with breaking into multiple cars

July 10, 2014
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Teenager charged with breaking into multiple cars

The Southington Police Department has made an arrest following an investigation into a recent string of car burglaries. Earlier this morning, , 18, of Southington, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant out for his arrest. The warrant stems from an investigation into multiple car burglaries on May 18. The warrant alleges…

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Farmer’s market opens for business on July 11

July 10, 2014
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Farmer’s market opens for business on July 11

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Farmer’s Market will open on July 11, a week later the normal annual opening, due to the fourth of July falling on a Friday this year. However, Market Master Henry Gresczyk said that since the market moved to the green last year it has been even more successful…

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Bristol’s West End to host festival again in August

July 9, 2014
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Bristol’s West End Association, a non-profit neighborhood group of merchants and residents committed to the preservation, safety and overall quality of living in the City’s West End, is hosting its third-annual summer festival at RockwellPark on Saturday, Aug. 16. The festival – which attracted more than 10,000 visitors last year –showcases and celebrates Bristol’s West…

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Schools to get solar panels

July 9, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC will construct solar panels at Plantsville Elementary, South End Elementary, Hatton Elementary and a landfill in town to create energy from sunlight. Greenskies, a solar energy developer, will finance, develop, build and maintain the solar panels, at no cost the town. The company will then sell…

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