Foundation accepting grant, scholarship applications

February 3, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund while scholarship applications are being accepted from local students. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or…

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BOE unanimously approves proposal for 2016-17 budget

February 3, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to approve the budget for the 2016-2017 academic-year. The budget proposes a 3.61 percent increase to the previous year’s budget, totaling $92,901,729. Superintendent Timothy Connellan provided the Board with his proposed budget on Dec. 29. The BOE reviewed the budget, created by…

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Gymnasts are flirting with 140

February 3, 2016
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Megan Walsh springs off the mat during her floor routine. Southington beat Farmington by more than 25 points.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (6-0) emulated a repeat performance of last week’s meet by just missing their highest team score of the regular season by less than a point in a home win, over Farmington on Saturday, Jan. 30., 137.05-111.1. The Knights scored a season high of 137.8 in a home win…

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Let the postseason begin: Indoor track sets a school record at CCC championship

February 3, 2016
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Isabella Scalise circles the track during the 3200m event at the CCC Championships. Scalise was one of three Lady Knights to finish in the top 20 of the distance race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field team kicked off the winter postseason in style at the CCC Championships on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. The Knights broke a school records while qualifying a few more athletes for the upcoming Class LL state meet. The girls team placed…

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Showing appreciation for our veterans: Elks Lodge honors military service members

February 3, 2016
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A pair of local veterans, who served the country during World War II and the Korean War, were among those who attended a Military Appreciation dinner hosted at the Elks Club on Jan. 30.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, Denise Johnson wanted to find a way to honor local members of the military for their service and sacrifice. Through the Elks Lodge 1669, where she has been a member since 2008, she hosted a Military Appreciation dinner to recognize veterans, active military members, and…

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Swimmers surge past Conard on the road

February 3, 2016
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Austin Bull swims a freestyle race at a recent Blue Knight swim meet. Southington took to the road last week but came away with a rare win in West Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (5-2) defeated Conard for the first time in 12 years with a 97-86 conference triumph over Conard at the Cornerstone Aquatics Center in West Hartford on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Southington wasted no time and jumped out in front of the Chieftains, 12-2, with first and second place finishes…

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Strikers win the President’s Cup

February 3, 2016
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The Southington Strikers 12-U girls soccer team was honored during the Jan. 25 Town Council meeting. The Southington Soccer Club team went undefeated during the fall to earn their second consecutive division championship before claiming the state title to earn the club’s first visit to the US Youth Soccer Regional President’s Cup. The team scored five wins over two days, culminating in a 3-0 win over Virginia to win the President’s Cup. The team received proclamations from the town and the state for going 56-10 over the past two years. (Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS)

Skaters beat E.O. Smith

February 3, 2016
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Jarod Florian tries to beat a Woodstock defender during a 7-3 loss on Jan. 27. The Warrior-Knights bounced back with a win over EO Smith.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights (9-3-0) split the week with a win and a loss, but were able to come away with their first victory of the season against a division II team. Hall-Southington ventured out across the Connecticut River to the Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs on Saturday, Jan. 30 where…

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Sports listings for the Feb. 5 edition

February 3, 2016
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Sports Listings - Winter

FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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