Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

February 26, 2015
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Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 alumni spilled into the Southington High School gym to play a fun-filled basketball game and show their love and support for the Lady Knights basketball family. The age span of alumni ranged from the most recent graduates to the class of 1992. The second annual Southington Lady Knights alumni…

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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

February 26, 2015
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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School rolled out the royal blue carpet for the girls in their regular season finale on senior night, Monday, Feb. 16, and the Lady Knight basketball team went out with a bang. Southington improved to 14-6 with a 54-32 win over New Britain (4-16). “New Britain played us really…

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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

February 26, 2015
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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Zack Murillo shined for the Southington Blue Knights wrestling team at the 2015 Class LL Championships at Trumbull High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament started on Friday evening, with the finals pushed up to Saturday afternoon instead of at night, due to the snow. Murrillo was one of three…

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Secondo roasted at chamber event

February 26, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Officials parked Art Secondo on a make-shift stage, armed him with an array of protest signs, and began the insults. On Friday, Feb. 20, Secondo took center stage for the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural roast. State representatives and town councilors from both sides of the aisle joined ranks with community members,…

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Cops: Credit union boss strapped with possible bomb in plot

February 26, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two robbers wearing ski masks and goggles strapped what looked like a bomb onto a credit union executive and ordered him to withdraw money from one of his company’s branches while they stayed at his home with his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities released more details…

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Malloy official admits to mistake in Connecticut budget plan

February 26, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget chief is apologizing for a mistake in the Democrat’s proposed state budget, which miscalculated whether the plan is below Connecticut’s constitutional cap on state spending. Ben Barnes acknowledged Tuesday Malloy’s budget for the new fiscal year beginning July 1 exceeds the cap by about $55 million.…

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Commentary: I dread those bad stereotypes

February 26, 2015
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Commentary: I dread those bad stereotypes

Its award show season, so every other weekend I find myself hunkering down to watch the red carpet footage of the events—because I’m just that kind of girl I guess. I only care to actually watch a handful of the award shows, because let’s be honest, they’re predictable and in my opinion, fixed so that…

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Bus-only corridor to operate free of charge in first 9 days

February 26, 2015
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NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ Central Connecticut’s bus-only corridor will offer free rides to passengers in its first nine days in operation when it begins service March 28. Michael Sanders, the state Department of Transportation’s transit administrator, told The Hartford Courant (http://cour.at/1Dp5TtF ) that officials believe that will help give passengers a chance to try out…

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Generators and courtyard upgrades added to MS project

February 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Middle School Building Committee and construction companies working on the middle school renovation projects are seeking to add generators and courtyard upgrades to the existing projects. The Board of Education has approved the preliminary drawings and specifics for the middle school renovation projects. Now, the  BOE has recommended sending representatives…

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