Dawn’s early light; Dawn Lantiere lit up the Lady Knights

October 27, 2014
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Dawn Lantiere

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Who knows what was going through that knobby kneed hitter when he trudged to the plate in the early 1980s. Scouts had little information on the tiny preteen that glared at him from the pitcher’s mound. Maybe he thought it would be easy to face a young girl on the…

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Tom Foley talks state of the state at chamber breakfast

October 27, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke before the Southington Chamber of Commerce, during a Celebrity Breakfast event.
Gov. Dannel Malloy spoke at another Celebrity Breakfast last month.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Tom Foley, the Republican candidate for governor, recently spoke about the current state of Connecticut and what he would do to improve it at a Celebrity Breakfast sponsored by the Southington Chamber of Commerce at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Foley was presented by Senator Joe Markley, who said that…

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ARC looks to use Pleasantview

October 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The ARC of Southington presented a start-up proposal to the Town Council recently for partial use of the Pleasantview Stables to offer life skills and therapeutic services to people with special needs between the ages of 18 to 21. Trish Gibney, from the ARC of Southington, explained that Southington High…

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Eagle Scout pitches obstacle course for dog park

October 25, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington Eagle Scout Aron Zamfino presented his idea to install an obstacle course in the Southington Dog Park before the Board of Parks Commissioners on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Zamfino said he just recently moved to Southington and joined Troop 32. However, he is presenting the project for Troop 3 in…

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Senior night; Swimmers back on top

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Kristen Loose swims the butterfly at a recent meet. Loose is one of 15 seniors on Southington’s roster.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Kristen Loose clawed through the water between a pair of underclassmen as if she was ushering them toward the finish line of the 100 butterfly. Sam Sagnella was just a few strokes ahead. Patrycja Zajac was a few strokes behind, and Loose seemed to herd them both to the finish…

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No shortcuts for Knights; Volleyball embraces late season challenge

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sylwia Lewkowicz blocks a Glastonbury hitter during a 3-0 sweep on Friday, Oct. 17.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Frontier Regional School was undefeated and ranked No. 3 in Massachusetts when the Lady Knight volleyball team swept two straight games at the end of the first session of pool play. In the second round, Southington split with Massachusetts’ top ranked team—Notre Dame Academy—which was ranked No. 31 in the…

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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

October 24, 2014
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Smell from the waste water treatment plant returns

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The town began receiving odor complaints from residents that live near the waste treatment plant during the weekend of Oct. 10. Nearby residents had the same issue last year. “I want residents to know that we’re doing our best to resolve the issue,” said Town Councilor Chris Palmieri, at last…

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Youths say no to drugs during rally

October 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
The Southington High School cheerleaders lead a cheer during the Red Ribbon Rally last week.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington Drug Task Force recently hosted the 24 annual Red Ribbon Rally to promote a drug and alcohol free community. This year’s theme was “Take a Stand Against Drug and Alcohol. Families, student groups and community leaders gathered on the town green for the event on Wednesday night.  Trish…

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Wolves return for one last time

October 24, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey
Mission: Wolf highlights the wolves plight and they brought a few that interacted with the crowd at an event last week at Kennedy Middle School. 
The interaction included some nose nudging and sniffing.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the last seven years, Southington has welcomed gray wolf and wolf-dog ambassadors from Mission: Wolf, a non-profit wolf refuge in the mountains of Southern Colorado, to teach the public about the animals. However, this year the visit to Kennedy Middle School was bittersweet, because it is Mission: Wolf co-founders…

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