The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

December 19, 2014
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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

By JOHN GORALSKI, EDITOR Even the big Hollywood studios know that sequels are rarely better than the original. That’s one reason why they are hyped so much before the premiere. As a business venture, there’s little risk. Audiences will flock to the second one because they loved the first one so much, but are the stories…

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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

December 19, 2014
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Awards of Elegance celebrates 25 years

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Considering the ups and downs in the economy over the years, one couple is celebrating a major milestone: 25 years of business in Southington. Owners of Awards of Elegance Tom Bentz and Tracey Bentz have been successfully serving local trophy and awards needs through their business at 410 Main St.…

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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

December 18, 2014
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Scouting for Food donates tons of edibles to local charity

Scouts, leaders, and families across Southington held a day of caring for those in need with a food collection just in time for the holidays. On Nov. 8, Cub, Boy and Girl Scouts, leaders and other volunteers filled the fellowship hall at First Baptist Church in Southington to sort and box food. The event was…

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Ex-officer charged with drunken driving three times

December 18, 2014
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BRIDGEPORT (AP)— A former Connecticut police officer who appeared in court on a drunken-driving charge was arrested three more times in the next 11 hours. The Connecticut Post reports 39-year-old John Biehn, of Southington, was charged twice Monday with drunken driving and accused of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart. Police say Biehn, a former Bridgeport officer,…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity Fellow, Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity; Curtis D.…

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Lady Knight hoopsters are off and running

December 18, 2014
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Lady Knight hoopsters are off and running

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For 16 minutes, the Lady Knight basketball team showed the Indians why they’ve been so dominant at home over the last three seasons. The full-court defense stretched the Newington offense, and forced a series of turnovers and mistakes. The pace slowed. The Knights settled into the lead. Then, in the final…

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Online registration will be available for next year’s kindergarten

December 18, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has approved the use of an online data management system, which has been implemented by other towns regionally and nationally, starting with kindergarten registration in February. Executive Secretary and District Registrar Michele Passamano said she has spoken to staff from two of the 21 school districts…

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Blue Knights play bigger by tackling, battling, loving harder

December 18, 2014
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BY KYLE BRENNAN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Norwich Free Academy had a distinct size advantage over Southington on both sides of the lines in Saturday’s nightcap for the Class LL-Large title. That mattered absolutely none. The Blue Knights held one of the state’s most potent running games to just 90 yards in their 49-0 victory. NFA quarterback Jawuan…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged to match further donations coming in to the YMCA up…

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