Queens in the conference: Girls lacrosse expects to compete in the CCC

April 3, 2015
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Helen Dinnan

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights girls lacrosse team returned to the postseason last spring, and Coach Jill Pomposi hopes that the team liked the taste of success. Southington finished fifth in the CCC North last season with an 11-5 (2-4) regular season record, and returned to the state tournament as the No. 8…

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Wheeler awarded grant by Main Street foundation

April 3, 2015
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The Wheeler Clinic has received a $79,000 grant from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust. The Main Street Community Foundation awarded the grant.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Main Street Community Foundation has awarded grants from the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust to a couple of organizations seeking to improve mental health needs for residents of Southington. One of the three awards that MSCF administered through the Barnes Trust this year was to support…

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Ready for another run: Volleyball expects to compete for a state title

April 3, 2015
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Adam Brush

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Before winning their first Class L state title in 2010, the Southington Blue Knights boys volleyball team played the role of being a bride’s maid, never a bride. The spring of 2007 would feature the first championship appearance for the program, followed by consecutive appearances in 2008 and 2009. However, the…

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Committee unveils new welcome signs

April 3, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Attorney Mark Sciota brought the design for some new ramp signs, which welcome and thank people for visiting the town of Southington, to the Town Council meeting on March 23. A small committee met, decided and approved two different sign designs. Both signs will display the town seal, town’s name,…

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Changing misconceptions about technology careers

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Nancy Chiero and Justin Mirante are on a campaign to clear up some misconceptions about “shop classes” that continue to circulate the halls at Southington High School. They’ve heard it from parents and students, and the pair have had enough. Chiero and Mirante are co-chairs of the school’s Technology Advisory Board.…

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Council begins talks about water polution control facility upgrade

April 2, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Manager Gary Brumback introduced a bond ordinance for a $960,000 Water Pollution Control Facility upgrade at the Town Council meeting on Monday, March 23. Brumback said this ordinance represented the design of the upgrade, which will take about a year to complete. He also said that the town could receive…

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Keeping the streak alive: Softball is looking for another state championship

April 2, 2015
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Lauren Zazzaro

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Lady Knight softball coach Davina Hernandez yells across the high school gym during a pre-season practice. “Those aren’t short hops,” she yells between drills. “Those are high hops. You have to throw it underhand and skip it right before her glove. You don’t want that high hop at all. Don’t pull…

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Still trying to finish the job: Baseball expects another run at the state title

April 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, made an appearance in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania on Feb. 2 of this year. He saw his shadow, meaning that there would be six more weeks of winter. With most of the outdoor sports facility at Southington High School looking like a muddy swamp, six more weeks of…

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Annual OM variety show opens April 17

April 2, 2015
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The Older Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center are at it again. The 74th Annual OM Show, “Sentimental Journey,” is coming soon. This year’s theme will pay tribute to the 1940s Big Band era with an underlying subtheme of a 40’s USO/Military Tribute – lots of tight, great harmonies ……

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