Life is sweet here, under the sea

February 24, 2016
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SO Front - Little Mermaid - Strong School

The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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One decade of dresses: Kristen’s Kloset opens on West Street on March 5

February 24, 2016
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Through off-season purchases and donations, Kristen’s Kloset is able to offer current styles at a fraction of the price.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The winter snows have yet to fully disappear. Skiers are still plummeting down Mount Southington’s face, and buds haven’t even begun to appear on Southington’s trees. For most of us, it’s way too early to think about the spring prom season. For high school juniors and seniors, it is already well underway. On…

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Plantsville students raise $4k for CCMC

February 24, 2016
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Participants at this year’s Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School celebrate their record-breaking success at this year’s fundraiser.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Fox-a-thon at Plantsville Elementary School (PES) was an event for the kids and by the kids. The afternoon dance marathon on Feb. 19 was planned by fifth graders at the elementary school, modeled after the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) annual HuskyTHON. For the sixth year in a row, PES students danced…

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Boys finish with 5 wins

February 24, 2016
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Mike DeFeo shoots over a block during a loss to Platt High School on Feb. 16.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After the Blue Knights were eliminated from the Class LL state tournament from their 62-47 loss at Bulkeley (9-11) the week before, Southington coach John Cessario stated that his guys were not going to write off the final three regular season games remaining on their schedule. They didn’t. The Knights were…

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Lady Knights edged in the final 4: CCC tourney prepares girls for the state competition

February 24, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski fights off a triple-team to get off a shot against EO Smith in the CCC semifinals in Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It took two overtimes before the Lady Knights (17-3) were eliminated from the CCC Tournament on Monday, Feb. 22. The Knights advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament, where they fell short, 66-62, to No.2-seed E.O. Smith (18-2) at Glastonbury High School. E.O. Smith is currently ranked third in Class…

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Knights battle the LL brackets: Abacherli, Calo advance to finals; 6 advance to state open

February 24, 2016
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Austin Abacherli grapples with Timmy Kane of Fairfield Warde during the final round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (147.5) competed at the Class LL state tournament over the weekend and placed fifth out of 25 schools with two finalists and six medalists that will be moving on to the state open. Southington entered a total of 14 wrestlers in the tournament, which was held at Trumbull…

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Relay sets record; advances to New England

February 24, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington sent five athletes to the state 2016 CIAC Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field Open Championship at Hillhouse High School on Saturday, Feb. 20 to compete amongst the state’s top athletes. Four of those five athletes were part of the girls 4x800m relay team, who continued to break barriers…

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Coffee and Conversation with Aresimowicz

February 24, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him for coffee at Uncle D’s Diner in Berlin on Tuesday, March 1. The state representative will be answering questions and discussing ideas for the community. The meeting will be held at Uncle D’s Diner, 869 Mill St. in Berlin from…

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Walmart shoplifter arrested at Bristol Court

February 24, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

On Friday, Feb. 19, Adam M. Rolon, 33, last known to live in Torrington, was arrested at the Bristol Courthouse on an arrest warrant stemming from a shoplifting incident at the Southington Walmart on Queen Street. According to the warrant, Rolon and an accomplice entered the Southington Walmart on Aug. 8, 2015, and the pair…

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