They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

January 23, 2015
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They’re in, but at what cost?: Injuries continue for girls basketball

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Lady Knights varsity basketball team came into Friday night’s game battered and bruised without three of their starters, due to injuries. Although Maggie Meehan, Nicole Fischer, and Janette Wadolowski were all out, the Lady Knights still went out there and played hard for their town, team and coach, Mike…

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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

January 22, 2015
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Warrior-Knights fall short in 2 close battles

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER WEST HARTFORD—It was cold outside of Veteran’s Memorial Ice Skating Rink in West Hartford on Wednesday night, with the temperature only in the teens. But inside the rink, play on the ice was hot for a high school boys varsity ice hockey thriller. The Lyman Hall-Haddam-Killingworth Trojans fired shots and exchanged…

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Indoor Track qualifies 9 for states at Yale Invite

January 22, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights track and field team traveled to the 33rd Yale Interscholastic Track and Field Classic to compete against high schools from a handful of states in the northeast from Friday, Jan. 16 to Saturday, Jan. 17. It’s a sprinter’s dream, on a gorgeous banked track, where runners lick their…

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Wrestlers beat Newington; Murillo wins at Eagle Classic

January 22, 2015
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  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four Blue Knights muscled into the medal round at the Eagle Classic High School Wrestling Tournament on Saturday Jan. 17 in Manchester, finishing fifth overall out of 18 schools. Southington finished with a score of 110.5, behind South Windsor (145.0), Berlin (181.0), Windham (220.0), and Newtown (293.5). Zack Murillo led…

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Calendar House future discussed at town meeting

January 22, 2015
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Freshman point guard Sarah Minkiewicz leads a fast break during a loss to Simsbury.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Calendar House Senior Center and representatives from BL Companies held a meeting to solicit community feedback on the renovation and expansion project for the senior center on Jan.15. “This is your meeting, not my meeting,” said BL Companies Denis Rioux Senior Project Manager. “I’ll have my meeting once we…

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Brian Jennings joins the Observer sports staff

January 22, 2015
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Observer sports writer Brian Jennings

The Southington Observer welcomes Brian Jennings as our new sports writer for Southington sports. Brian is a 2011 Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) graduate with a bachelor’s in Communication (broadcast journalism) and a minor in Journalism. He served internships with CPTV Sports and WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News. As a student, Brian was a staff…

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Police investigate a robbery at Southington bank

January 22, 2015
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Police investigate a robbery at Southington bank

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Southington. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6:04 p.m., Police responded to reports from TD Bank, located at 900 Queen Street. According to a press release from the Southington Police, the suspect entered the front door of the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the bank tellers.…

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Brumback visits Zoni, Aresimowicz at the state capitol

January 22, 2015
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SO Legislative meeting - Zone, Brumback, Aresimowicz

HARTFORD—State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington), left, invited Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback, right, to a meeting with Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin), center, at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Wednesday, Jan. 21. Brumback and the legislators had an opportunity to review Southington’s legislative agenda that included a discussion about Southington’s Senior Center…

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Southington receives bond benefit from S&P AA+ rating

January 22, 2015
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Town officials announced positive results from a $26.92 million bond sale on Thursday, Jan. 15 and an accompanying $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs), all of which yielded competitive interest rates on the strength of solid reviews from Standard & Poor’s Corporation, one of the three major Wall Street Rating Agency firms. The Town…

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