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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Names added to Wall of Honor at Southington High

October 24, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Michael John Williams, left and Captain Jim Passereli, right, stand with Southington High School teacher Bob Brown, center, following the induction ceremony into the Wall of Honor at the school.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington High School (SHS) Wall of Honor Committee inducted five graduates, including a research astronomer, a renowned choreographer, a Coast Guard hero, a leader in motor vehicles, and an international relations expert to the Wall of Honor Monday evening. “Its amazing when you look at who goes up here…

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Taming the conference; Girls finish 2nd in CCC West; Boys place 4th

October 24, 2014
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By John Goralski
Sean Garrison leads a pack of runners at Wickham Park during the CCC Championship meet on Oct. 16.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer The pain was etched across her face as Gabi Napoli clawed her way toward the finish line. Southington’s frontrunner, Lauren Perkowski, was still in her sights, and the junior runner hobbled up the final hill in hot pursuit. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, fallen runners littered the Wickham Park course when…

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Postseason bound; Field Hockey’s in uncharted waters

October 23, 2014
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By John Goralski
Meagan Asklar pushes past an East Catholic defender during a 4-0 victory on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer Lauren Zazzaro charged the cage. Allie Abacherli converted the goal, and Coach Erin Luddy breathed a sigh of relief. On Tuesday, Oct. 14, East Catholic’s second year program battled the Knights in a scoreless tied for more than a full quarter, but Abacherli’s goal opened the gates. Over the next…

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Plantsville teen joins production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

October 23, 2014
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Rachel Huff

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A Plantsville teen has earned the spotlight in the Newington Children’s Theatre Company’s (NCTC) fall production of sci-fi spoof “Little Shop of Horrors.” Southington High School sophomore Rachel Huff is stepping into a role she has always wanted to play. “This is my favorite show ever. It’s really funny,” said…

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Redemption song; Knights blank Hall in battle of unbeatens

October 22, 2014
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By John Goralski
Blue Knight guard Tyler DiTunno clears the way for Alessio Diana during a 48-0 win over Hall on Friday, Oct. 17.

By Jon Goralski Sports Writer On the second play from scrimmage, Jasen Rose connected with Alex Jamele for a 64-yard touchdown pass. On the next play from scrimmage, Zack Spooner pounced on a loose ball deep in Hall’s zone to set up a second Southington score just two plays later. Last season, Hall spoiled Southington’s…

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In Connecticut: FBI agent alleges abuses

October 22, 2014
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By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ FBI bosses retaliated against an agent for complaining about personnel decisions, managed by fear and were so dysfunctional that the bureau’s director apologized to the Connecticut staff for problems with local leadership, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. The agent, Kurt Siuzdak, is a lawyer and…

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Addition of 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts jobless rate

October 21, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. The unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent, from 6.6 percent in August, the lowest since November 2008. The Labor Department also revised the job loss in…

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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

October 21, 2014
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All the ‘Newsies’ that’s fit to entertain

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Extra, extra, read all about it. The Disney musical “Newsies” is making its maiden voyage on the road. And it arrives at Waterbury’s Palace Theater on Oct. 23 for a run that continues through Oct. 25. As “Newsies” makes its way across the country for the first time, Stephanie Styles…

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