Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 18, 2016
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Addie Kilgore leads a Southington attack during a loss to Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-11) were eliminated from the postseason after suffering two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the team is still looking to finish out the regular season strong to provide growth and varsity experience for next year’s team. “We just want to play our game,…

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Boys lacrosse team clinches tourney

May 18, 2016
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Jake Testa avoids a defender during a loss to Glastonbury. Despite the setback, the Knights clinched a postseason berth last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights qualified for the Class L tournament with a win over the week, but as Southington coach Ron Chase explains, there is still a lot of work to be done before the regular season concludes. “We made the playoffs, but we’re not competing in the big games,” the coach…

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Softball knocks off 3 more in their quest for No.1

May 18, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-1) swept three games last week, but as the No. 2 team in Class LL fights for the top seed, Southington coach Davina Hernandez said that she has been noticing a strong progression. “I think the tournament is in the back of a lot of people’s minds,” she…

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Southington benefits from CCM budget conference

May 18, 2016
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Connecticut Conference of Municipalities
40 Hungerford Street
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Email: CCM@ccm-ct.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington officials joined 70 members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) at a conference on May 10 to discuss the state budget. The conference preceded a May 12 special session of the Connecticut General Assembly and focused on helping municipalities across the state navigate budget cuts. Town Manager Garry Brumback and…

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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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Golfers bounce back quickly from first loss

May 18, 2016
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Ryan Burrill sinks a putt during a victory over Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (10-1) suffered their first loss of the season in Glastonbury last week, but Southington coach Jim DiNello said the loss wasn’t that bad, falling by six strokes on a tough course, and that his guys rebounded very well with a pair of victories following the loss. “Glastonbury’s a…

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Music listings, starting May 20

May 18, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 20 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Ave., Simsbury. SUNDAY, MAY 22 OTHER THE ROSENTHALS. 3 p.m. Father and son duo blending bluegrass, jazz, more. The Congregational Church of Burlington, Route 4, Burlington. Free concert but offering will be accepted. Made possible by the Main Street Community Foundation, the James R.…

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Man arrested for drunk driving at Home Depot

May 18, 2016
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John Biehn

John Biehn, 40, of Southington was arrested by Southington police after being called to an accident in the parking lot of the Home Depot at 89 Interstate Park Dr. in Plantsville on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:53 p.m. The investigation found that Biehn was attempting to back his vehicle out of a parking space at the…

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Obituary: Joseph P. Urbanski, 65

May 18, 2016
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Obit - Joseph Urbanski

Joseph P. Urbanski, 65, of Southington passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at Bradley Memorial Hospital. He was the loving husband of Donna (Skurat) Urbanski. Born March 17, 1951 in Meriden he was the son of Margaret (Murzyn) Urbanski of Southington and the late Stefan Urbanski. Joseph served with the US Marines during the…

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