Ready to make a run: Girls Track returns good numbers from last spring

April 10, 2015
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SP Natalie Liquindoli C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Critics might look at last spring as a rough season for the Lady Knights. They might point to a last-place finish at the conference championship meet or an absence from the state open championships. Yet, the Lady Knights still managed to qualify 14 athletes for the state meet, which is only…

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Boys are off and running: Track reloads after losing 21 senior veterans

April 10, 2015
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SP Matt Steeves C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER In her second season with the Blue Knight boys track team, Colleen Roarty is excited to get back to work. The Knights are coming off one of their more successful postseasons in recent years, and the Knights are ready to make another run. Southington finished the regular season with a 4-3…

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Getting ready for some serious baseball with the Bristol Blues

April 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It might have been a cold April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke that the Bristol Blues baseball organization couldn’t wait to get its inaugural season underway as they warmly greeted the press. Bristol Blues Manager Barry Lyons, Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne, Commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League…

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Winter Grove project offers affordable senior housing

April 9, 2015
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Winter Grove project offers affordable senior housing

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A non-profit organization has built and opened a three story apartment building for elderly low-income renters in Southington. On Wednesday, April 11, NeighborWorks New Horizons (NWNH) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 40-unit facility, called “Winter Grove,” located on Darling Street in Southington. Executive Director of NWNH Seila Mosquera served…

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Hard court, high expectations: Girls Tennis is poised for a banner season

April 9, 2015
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SP Alex Barmore C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights have been consistent in the past two seasons, having three losses in both years as well as fourth-place finishes in the CCC West. In 2013, the girls battled into the quarterfinals. In 2014, their advance was stopped one round earlier. Last spring, the girls rallied to an 11-3 regular…

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Police hold an active shooter demonstration

April 9, 2015
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“The Lily Pond at Wooden Boat” by Jane M. White will be on display at Station Place in Norwalk through the end of April.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) held an Active Shooter Demonstration event on Thursday, April 2 at the King 33 Public Safety Training with the help of the Southington Police Department. The demonstration included two scenarios to show potential customers the impact the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System can have on the…

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Crashing the net: Boys tennis looks to build on last spring

April 9, 2015
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SP Kunal Kataria C12

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tony Mauro is in his ninth year as the head coach of the boys tennis team and has winning records above .500 in all of those years but one. Mauro is a big part of why the Blue Knights have had great leadership and continuous success season after season. Mauro led…

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Tennis tournament scheduled

April 9, 2015
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The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 6 to 14 atthe Copper Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Cheshire. The event is held in partnership with the Cheshire Academy and the Cheshire Park and Recreation Department. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.,…

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Nature Park now open

April 9, 2015
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The Tomasso Nature Park is open for the season for the public to enjoy. This nature facility is open from dawn to dusk and is located off Granger Lane near the Plainville Highway Department and Dog Pound. Access is available through the pedestrian gate through Nov. 15. Established in 1989, The Tomasso Nature Park was…

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