‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Ryan Burrill, 
2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

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The ‘Angel’ of the Lady Knights: Erin Angelillo is the 2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Erin Angelillo,
2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo never flinched when she saw the soccer ball floating toward midfield. Top-ranked Glastonbury sent shivers down most opponents’ backs, but Angelillo isn’t most opponents. She sprinted toward the ball, launched herself in the air, and the echo from the collision reverberated across the field. Angelillo was laying on the…

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Making the call: Selecting the 2016 Observer Athletes of the Year

June 16, 2016
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Athletes of the Year

It was all too familiar. Flashes of last year’s selection process flooded my head as déjà vu set in. The conference table was covered with charts and spreadsheets. Torn pages from a notebook, newspaper clippings, and box scores were scattered across the floor. The arguments grew louder and the gap widened. “That team needed her,”…

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Obituary: Vera (Grimaldi) Zercie, 86

June 16, 2016
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Obit - Vera Zercie

Vera (Grimaldi) Zercie, 86, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at HCC at Bradley Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late Maritn J. Zercie. She was born in Southington on July 21, 1929, the daughter of the late Alphonse and Elvira (Tito) Grimaldi. Vera retired from the former Citizen’s National…

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House passes legislation to create a retirement savings plan for seniors

June 16, 2016
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Budget 2

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) joined senior citizens, elected officials, and advocates at the Berlin Senior Center to celebrate the passage of legislation creating a retirement savings program for the estimated 600,000 Connecticut residents who do not have a retirement savings plan available to them through their employer. The legislation creates a program…

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Man arrested for stealing electronics at Target

June 16, 2016
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James Huntley

Police arrested James Huntley, 23, of Burlington, for stealing electronics on Dec. 14, 2015 from the Southington Target store at 600 Executive Blvd. The warrant alleges that Huntley entered the electronics department at approximately 3:13 p.m. and selected three televisions, along with a sound bar, and placed them in a shopping cart. He then walked through…

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Blues fall from perfection

June 16, 2016
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Jimmy Titus turns a double play during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on June 17 at Muzzy Field in Bristol.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening their second season as a franchise with a 4-0 record, the Bristol Blues… At Torrington Titans (Tuesday, June 7) The Blues suffered their first loss of the season in Torrington on Tuesday after falling to the Titans, 3-1. The Titans took a 1-0 lead with a run off of…

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Obituary: Diana Jean Blair

June 16, 2016
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Falls Village – Diana was to many nothing short of an angel in life. Her loving guidance of her children and grandchildren, and her devotion to her friends and the Falls  Village community were her life’s pleasures. She passed due to complications from pneumonia on Thursday, January 28th at St. Mary’s hospital in Waterbury. Diana…

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Local student named valedictorian at Taft

June 16, 2016
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Southington’s Brian Tomasco was valedictorian at the Taft School in Watertown.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington student Brian Tomasco has been named senior class valedictorian of The Taft School in Watertown. Tomasco began his education at Thalberg Elementary School, before attending middle school at Mooreland Hill School in Kensington, and graduating from Taft on May 29. He was actively involved in activities both on campus and in…

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