2014 Wrestling Preview

December 20, 2014
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Zach Bylykbashi

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When last year’s football championship dragged into mid-December, it put an early strain on the Blue Knight wrestling team. Some decided to skip wrestling altogether. Injuries plagued some others, and Southington’s preseason hopes seemed to dwindle further and further with every passing week. Coaches emptied the benches. Freshmen were thrust into…

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Observations: Why reality television will follow us into the New Year

December 20, 2014
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Lindsay Carey [2014] Web

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Reality television shows are usually either something you love or you hate. For those of you who hate it, unfortunately the phenomenon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I predict 2015 will be yet another big year for shows like “The Bachelor”, “Catfish” and “19 Kids and Counting.” I have mixed…

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2014 Indoor Track Winter Preview

December 20, 2014
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Dan Parzych

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It almost seems like a cruel joke to see members of the indoor track team shivering in small groups as they  trudge outdoors for preseason practice. It looks like disorderly confusion as they break into smaller groups and gravitate toward different sections of the outdoor facility. But if you look closer,…

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Church youth assists Bread for Life with holiday meals

December 20, 2014
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Comm First Baptist helps Bread for Life

The pastor and several members of First Baptist Church of Southington youth group finish sorting through more than 100 boxes of food at the Bread for Life storage facility to collect items to help fill the holiday meal baskets provided by Southington Community Services to local residents in need. Participants included, from left, David Michel,…

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Southington joins the state quest for faster, cheaper internet

December 20, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Town Council has agreed to join an initiative led by New Haven to collect information on the best way to create a gigabyte network, which has been providing better internet service across the country. “They want cheaper, faster internet, more reliable internet,” said Director of Planning and Community Development…

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2014 Ice Hockey Winter Preview

December 20, 2014
By
Matt Briscoe

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Brian Cannon shifted uneasily in his seat when asked about his team’s chances this winter. The usual pre-season optimism drained from his face, and he stared out the office window at the Zamboni circling the ice at Veteran’s Rink. The conversation leading up to the query was focused on a preseason…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Markley hangs out on Google Hangout

December 19, 2014
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) participated in a Google Hangout on Thursday, Dec. 11 to discuss issues concerning long term care for seniors.  The Senator, well-known for his video reports, said in a press release from the Connecticut State Republicans that he was impressed with the potential of the Hangout sessions. “This was my first…

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Legislation will allow parents to save money for long-term care of children with autism

December 19, 2014
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HARTFORD—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Congressmen John Larson (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) will celebrate the recent bipartisan passage of legislation that will allow parents who have children with autism to save money for their long-term care. The legislators will be joined by Shannon Knall, the Autism Speaks Connecticut…

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