Town exploring new options for road construction

February 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Town Council Chairman Michael Riccio shared his take on the town’s use of chip seal as a part of the road maintenance and road reconstruction project, in response to recent criticism from residents and fellow Town Councilors regarding this method of road pavement. At the Southington Town Council meeting on Monday,…

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Symphony offers up evening of The King of Pop

February 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To paraphrase a song by his older brother Jermaine, the music of the late Michael Jackson gets serious this weekend when the Hartford Symphony Orchestra joins in for a performance of “The Music of Michael Jackson.” Although a symphony often adds a bit of gravity to a pop music composition,…

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Southington’s First Home and Business Show this weekend

February 27, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ CORRESPONDENT Representatives from 31 local businesses will gather at Derynoski Elementary School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m this Saturday for Southington’s first home and business show. The show – sponsored by the Southington Public School’s Parent Teacher Organization  – will raise funds for Derynoski Elementary, while offering exposure and networking opportunities for…

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SEF awards $2,500 grant to SHS book club

February 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A group of Southington High School students who participate in book clubs shared their experiences with Southington Education Foundation (SEF) board members during a reception to celebrate a $2,500 SEF grant for the book club programs. “My guidance counselor recommended me to join book club to increase my reading and to…

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Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

February 26, 2015
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Once a Lady Knight; Always a Lady Knight

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Nearly 20 alumni spilled into the Southington High School gym to play a fun-filled basketball game and show their love and support for the Lady Knights basketball family. The age span of alumni ranged from the most recent graduates to the class of 1992. The second annual Southington Lady Knights alumni…

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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

February 26, 2015
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Girls score home game: Knights win season finale, lose in CCC Tourney

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School rolled out the royal blue carpet for the girls in their regular season finale on senior night, Monday, Feb. 16, and the Lady Knight basketball team went out with a bang. Southington improved to 14-6 with a 54-32 win over New Britain (4-16). “New Britain played us really…

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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

February 26, 2015
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Zack Murillo captures Class LL title: 3 wrestlers advance to state open

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Zack Murillo shined for the Southington Blue Knights wrestling team at the 2015 Class LL Championships at Trumbull High School on Saturday, Feb. 21. The tournament started on Friday evening, with the finals pushed up to Saturday afternoon instead of at night, due to the snow. Murrillo was one of three…

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Secondo roasted at chamber event

February 26, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Officials parked Art Secondo on a make-shift stage, armed him with an array of protest signs, and began the insults. On Friday, Feb. 20, Secondo took center stage for the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural roast. State representatives and town councilors from both sides of the aisle joined ranks with community members,…

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Cops: Credit union boss strapped with possible bomb in plot

February 26, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two robbers wearing ski masks and goggles strapped what looked like a bomb onto a credit union executive and ordered him to withdraw money from one of his company’s branches while they stayed at his home with his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities released more details…

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