Boys Tennis surges to 7-0

May 7, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt drives a serve across the net during a 6-1 win over Conard on May 1.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (7-0) remained undefeated this past week with two road wins and a homecoming conference triumph. The Knights started the week by sweeping the Blue Devils (2-5), 7-0, in Plainville on Monday, April 27. The Blue Devils are in their second year as a tennis program since 2003, coming…

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Southington Receives HEART Safe Community Designation

May 7, 2015
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On April 13, the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health and the American Heart Association has designated the Town of Southington as a HEART Safe Community.  This three-year designation recognizes the town’s commitment to provide improved cardiac response and care to the residents. “The Town of Southington is committed to providing quality heart safe…

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High School students help kick off drama club at Kelley School

May 7, 2015
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The cast of “Once on this Island, Jr.” pose on stage with their student directors, Michael Ricciardone, far left, and Emily Pestillo, far right.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Fourth and fifth grade students at Kelley Elementary School will now have their chance to step into the spotlight with the school’s newly established drama club. The club, founded by Southington High School students Emily Pestillo and Michael Ricciardone performed their first play, Once On This Island Jr., at Kennedy Middle School…

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Rallying for beds at Bradley Hospital

May 7, 2015
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Bonnie Sica led the Community Committee to Save Bradley in a march by  the Bradley Memorial Campus after a rally calling for an increase in the number of inpatient beds at the hospital on April 26.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Crowds gathered on the lawn of the Southington Historical Society last Sunday, with dozens of residents holding signs advocating for reform at The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial Campus. Their slogans, including “Beds for Bradley”, rang out as passers by honked their horns in support and posters were held high emphasizing…

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Lake Compounce opening in time for Mother’s Day

May 7, 2015
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Lake Compounce Theme Park is opening for its 2015 season on Saturday, May 9, just in time for Mother’s Day. During its opening weekend, May 9 to 10, Rregular admission tickets are buy one, get one free, online only. In addition, mothers can enjoy the in-park Relaxation Station for extra relaxation and special pampering. The…

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American Legion announces Memorial Day parade and services

May 7, 2015
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

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DePaolo Middle School releases third quarter honor roll

May 6, 2015
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Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Catherine Adamczyk, Mercy Adekola, Sera Altomari, Angelina Angelillo, Devan Bade, Adam Badgley, Andrew Bafuma, Kelly Barrett, Brandon Bernier, Corrie Bonomi, Sammi Bray, Matthew Brennan, Madison Buckley, Caleb Buzas, Dylan Camden, Audrey Cantillon, Alexandra…

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Kennedy Middle School releases third quarter honor roll

May 6, 2015
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John F. Kennedy Middle School has announced their honor roll for the third quarter. Grade 6 The following students earned first honors: Ernest Arroyo, Neel Avancha, Noah Barbour, Cameron Baston, Elizabeth Beaulieu, Drew Belcourt, Madison Block, Casey Blumetti, Olivia Blumetti, Chelsea Bly, Lauren Bogoslofski, Mikaela Bogoslofski, Alyssa Bowker, Weston Brick, Joshua Budnik, Griffin Campbell, Rachel…

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Lincoln College presents athletic awards at banquet

May 6, 2015
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On Saturday, April 18, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) celebrated another successful winter season at their annual team banquets. The Wildcat program recognized a number of first-time awards at the regional and national level. Austin Mofunanya was recognized as the first Wildcat athlete to be named as the Region XXI Men’s Basketball Player of…

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