United Way names Southington Hero recipients: Tickets still available for the March 17 event

March 10, 2016
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United Way of Southington has announced the Southington Heroes awards recipients. Dave Salvatore, Melissa Sheffy, and Kate Sirignano were nomintated by the public and will be presented with awards during the annual dinner at the Aqua Turf on March 17. Dave Salvatore, a co-owner of D&D Carbide in Berlin and a lifelong Southington resident, is…

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Cardinals rule 2nd round: Knights have no answer for Greenwich’s size

March 9, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski looks for an open space against Greenwich 6-foot-4 center Abbie Wolf.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 7-seed Lady Knights’ postseason run came to an end at home on Thursday, March 3 when they fell short to No.10 Greenwich (18-3) by four points, 56-52. The Cardinals outscored the Knights 24-8 in the first quarter, as the Knights missed a total of 13 shots. But the Knights stormed…

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YMCA breakfast kicks off the 2016 annual campaign

March 9, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Hacah Boros shared her story to the gathering of local philanthropists and public officials, applauding the YMCA for helping her to get her family back on track after the death of her husband. YMCA member Jerry Polito applauded the staff and the donations for helping him and his grandchildren through a difficult time…

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Overtime win earns quick trip to CCC tourney

March 9, 2016
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Jeremy Fortin beats a defender in overtime to lift the Warrior-Knights past EO Smith-Tolland in the regular season finale.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Warrior-Knights (12-7) worked hard to get into the CCC South tournament after winning their regular season finale against a well-respected opponent, but all it took was one game in the conference tournament to turn their focus towards the Division III state tournament. After an overtime win and a tough, conference…

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Gymnasts battle at the open: Knights’ season ends at the Connecticut championship

March 9, 2016
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Vicky Castillo leaps across the beam at the Class L meet. Castillo was one of three Lady Knights to compete at the state open.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Four gymnasts represented Southington at the state open at New Milford High School on Saturday, March 5. Although the Lady Knights’ season came to an end a week shorter than last year, Lady Knight coach Kaitlyn O’Donnell said her team had a great meet despite tough judging. “At the state meet,…

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Swimmers finish second at CCC meet: Ramsey, Egan capture individual conference titles

March 9, 2016
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Darius Zajac swims the 100 butterfly at the CCC championship meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A second-place team finish with two individual conference champions really had the Blue Knights pumping their fists after the final race of the conference meet. Southington beat a number of perennial powers to claim the runner up position behind Farmington in a competition that wasn’t decided until the final race. Blue…

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Obituaries: Dean George Hartz

March 9, 2016
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Dean George Hartz, 55, of Bantam, passed away peacefully at Hartford Hospital on Friday, March 4, surrounded by family. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 25, 1960. He was the son of Georganne (Hartz) Garbus and the late Dean Alan Hartz.  He was a graduate of Litchfield High School. He was a carpenter…

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Lockdown lifted at Southington schools

March 9, 2016
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Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St., Plantsville, CT 06479

NOTE: Secure school status has been lifted at approximately 12:25 p.m. As of 11:30 a.m., a number of Southington schools are still in secure school mode as a precaution on the recommendation of the Southington Police. The schools were put into secure status this morning when police announced that there was a person of interest…

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Read Across America reaches local schools

March 9, 2016
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Nancy Wyman at South End Pre K-class gave her a photo of themselves (2)

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman reads to Sharon Kuseculesa’s Pre-K classroom at South End Elementary School during a Read Across America event last week. Wyman was joined in the classroom by Southington High School students Tim Cocozza (Thing 1) and Justine Griffin (Cat in the Hat). Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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