Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

May 10, 2014
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Scouts work to clean Crescent Lake

By Ed Harris Editor A few local Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts recently gathered together to make Southington a little bit cleaner. Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 72 and Boy Scout Troops 45 and 17 recently worked together to clean up Crescent Lake. The scouts cleaned up trash from along the lake perimeter, on the…

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Public hearing set for horse farm purchase

May 10, 2014
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by Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer A public hearing is underway for a bond ordinance appropriating $935,000 to buy 427 Pleasant Street—the horse farm property next door to DePaolo Middle School. During a recent meeting, the Town Council voted unanimously to approve a public hearing on the bond ordinance, which will take place later this month.…

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Southington brothers launch ticket website

May 9, 2014
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Southington brothers launch ticket website

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington brothers Evan and Steven Honeyman, launching their own ticket-selling website happened just by taking a trip to Australia. In March, Evan decided to visit his younger brother Steven, who was studying abroad in the “land down under.” After the two brothers went cage diving with great white sharks,…

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Free fishing day on Saturday; no license needed

May 9, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has designated this Saturday, May 10, as a “Free Fishing Day” where no license is required to fish recreationally in Connecticut waters (both inland and marine. The DEEP in a press release said this is a “great opportunity” for experienced anglers to both share their passion for…

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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

May 9, 2014
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Comeback clincher; Second half surge secures postseason berth

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Jill Pomposi had enough and signaled to the officials for a timeout. Fewer than 8 minutes had elapsed, but the Southington lacrosse team was already trailing Farmington, 6-1. “I told them to just forget about the first eight minutes, and let’s just play together,” said the coach. “We’re a…

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Tennis stays perfect; Knights survive the conference opener

May 9, 2014
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Tennis stays perfect; Knights survive the conference opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer It wasn’t easy, but it still counts as a win. On Friday, May 2, the Blue Knight tennis team opened the conference schedule in West Hartford and escaped with a 4-3 victory. For Coach Tony Mauro, it was a good measure for his young team. “It was a tough match,…

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Learning from the loss; Newington game serves as a measuring stick

May 9, 2014
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Learning from the loss; Newington game serves as a measuring stick

By John Goralski Sports Writer Trailing by four points in the final game of the series, Coach Lou Gianacopolos signaled for his second timeout. His volleyball team gathered on the court, but Gianacopolos slumped into his chair with the rest of his coaches. The boys were left to talk amongst themselves. Gianacopolos wasn’t giving up…

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Small business owners learn new marketing tools

May 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For business owners Traci Selinske and Suzanne Shamleffer, the recent Small Business Marketing Summit, sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Bank, served as an opportunity to expose their new business, Posh Pear, which recently opened in downtown Plantsville. Although they have been using a variety of social…

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Local boy has his wish granted

May 9, 2014
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Local boy has his wish granted

Nine-year-old Andrew Hedberg of Southington, walked downstairs with his eyes closed in anticipation of seeing his newly renovated room. With friends and family by his side, Andrew opened his eyes in excitement during the unveiling of a nautical themed room, equipped with a foosball table, a flat screen TV, a popcorn machine and a pool…

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