The blues are getting pretty ’Heavy’ for Randy Bachman

April 24, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the original musicians on the Chicago blues scene crafted their sound in the early 20th century, the racism of the time kept their music from being disseminated to the public at large… in particular white audiences. It wasnt until a bunch of young British musicians in the 1960s—such as…

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Boys Tennis off to a strong start

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (1-0) boys tennis team may have cruised to a season-opening win on the road on Monday, April 13, against the Windsor Warriors (2-2), 7-0, but it was something more than a win that really opened Southington coach Tony Mauro’s eyes. “We looked strong,” said Mauro. “I hate to…

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Baseball opens the season with 3-game streak

April 24, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No home games for the first three games? No problem. The Blue Knights baseball team stayed perfect on the road to open the season. After a week of cancellations, Southington traveled to Tolland on Tuesday, April 14 to get things going against the Eagles (2-2). The road game featured a 15-4…

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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

April 24, 2015
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Volleyball blasts 3 opponents

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A loss to the Staples Wreckers (4-0) last Saturday and the absence of two key starters didn’t slow down the Blue Knights (5-1) volleyball team. If anything, it only made them stronger. The Knights started their recovery on their home court with a 3-0 win over a much-improved East Hartford Hornets…

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Town Council approves sewer system evaluation

April 24, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Town Council met last week to move forward with several community development projects. The council approved a $411, 847 evaluation of the sanitary sewer system and a $960,000 water pollution control facility upgrade. While the Sewer Committee reported that their efforts to prepare for summer have been proactive, already draining…

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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

April 24, 2015
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Lacrosse scores double digits: Young Blue Knights still have not reached their potential

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The young guns from Southington were slinging the ball and slinging it often under the lights at their home field on Wednesday, April 15. The Blue Knights boys lacrosse team made it to double digits for the first time this season in their third game with a 13-6 win over the…

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A tasty scoop for Relay for Life

April 24, 2015
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Ice Cream Fund Raiser-Ms Sgnt. Amy Wernicki and Konner Boudoin

On Thursday, April 16, Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream welcomed the arrival of spring with a celebrity fundraiser. Owner Pat D’Agostino welcomed a small army of celebrity scoopers, including Ms. Southington Amy Wernicki, Little Mr. Southington Konner Boudoin, Miss Southington Valerie Voccio, Miss Plantsville’s Outstanding Teen  Christina Judd, and Southington Observer editor John Goralski. Proceeds…

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Blood drive to benefit local 3-year-old

April 24, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church will be hosting a blood drive in honor of a Southington 3-year-old with a chronic blood disorder.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A Red Cross blood drive will be held on April 25 in honor of Daniela Ciriello, a three-year-old Southington resident who requires blood transfusions every three weeks. Daniela was diagnosed at the age of fourteen months with Beta Thalassemia, a chronic and often fatal genetic blood disorder. According to Daniela’s mother, Nicole…

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Fire Reports for April 24

April 24, 2015
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Fire Reports for April 24

The Southington Fire Department has reported the following 34 incidents from Monday, April 6 to Monday, April 13: Monday, April 6 57 Erica Ct., Public Service Tuesday, April 7 Silo Dr., Smoke Detector Activation 6 Kane St. /B, Smoke Detector Activation 655 Mulberry St., Public Service 43 Academy St. /Lincoln Lewis, Lock-Out Building 250 Summer…

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