Town Council selects final chip seal option

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council voted to approve a pavement surface treatment project on March 28, selecting a chip seal for repairing residential roads. After testing three different types of chip seal at various locations around town, Town Manager Garry Brumback recommended a 20 percent rubberized chip seal to the council. The 20 percent…

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Apple Harvest Festival will stage a Battle of the Bands on second weekend

April 7, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A new kind of entertainment will enter the Apple Harvest Festival lineup this fall—a Battle of the Bands. Musicians of all genres are welcome to show off their talent on stage, competing for a grand prize of $300. Whether it be metal music, hip-hop, or a cappella, event coordinator Bonnie Sica hopes…

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Serious about the spring: Boys track will turn to the seniors at the start

April 7, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights placed 21st at last year’s Class LL state meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. Southington qualified 18 athletes in 11 different events, advancing one athlete, Sean Garrison, to the state open. Garrison finished 29th in the 3200m run at the open, after finishing 14th at the…

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Defending the CCC title: Boys tennis starts with a target on their backs

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with a 16-1 record (7-0 in division), beating out Hall (11-5, 6-1) by a match to claim the CCC West title for the first time in years. The Knights’ only loss came to Glastonbury in their regular season finale, 7-0. “We achieved the goals…

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Southington unveils new plans for local farm land

April 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There’s a new committee in town, focused on using farmland that the town has purchased as open space. As part of a broad plan to help maintain farming property in Southington, the newly established Farm Heritage Committee (FHC) is looking for a non-profit organization to farm town-owned land off of Belleview Avenue.…

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Looking for redemption: Girls lacrosse missed the postseason by 1 game last year

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights finished last year’s regular season with 6-10 record (0-6 in division) placing seventh in the CCC North and missing the Class L state tournament by a game. Although the Knights just came up short on the postseason, Southington head coach Jill Pomposi still considers the regular season a…

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Answering the conference call: Girls tennis is poised for another run at a CCC banner

April 6, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights completed last year’s regular season with a 17-1 record (6-1 in division), sharing the CCC West title with Farmington (12-1, 6-1) and NW Catholic (14-2, 6-1) and putting a conference banner up in the high school’s gymnasium for the first time in the program’s history. The Knights’ only…

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BOF unanimously approves budget

April 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) was in full agreement on March 30, casting four unanimous votes to approve next year’s budget. The board voted on the budget for fiscal year 2016-2017 by dividing it into four parts – general government, Board of Education (BOE), animal control, and sewer funding. The unanimous votes…

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Can you use is in a sentence? Cartwright wins town wide spelling bee

April 6, 2016
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Kent Cartright spelled it out carefully, “I-L-L-E-G-I-B-L-E,” and officials countered, “We’ve got a winner.” Cartright, a fifth grader from Hatton School, outlasted a dozen fifth and sixth grade students from across the town, including sixth place runner up Logan Miller from Southington Catholic, during the Southington Town Wide Spelling Bee on Tuesday, March 29 in…

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