Local student takes part in NASA program

August 9, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Abbie Barbour of Kennedy Middle School heard about the 2014 Summer Institute in Science, Technology, Engineering and Research (SISTER) Program at Goddard Space Flight Center, she jumped at the opportunity of a lifetime. An incoming eighth grader, she recently spent a week at the flight center in Maryland meeting…

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Police investigating crash involving a motorcycle

August 8, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a car accident involving a car and a motorcycle that occurred Thursday night, August 7, in the area of 570 Main Street. According to police, Kenneth J. Zakrewski, 51, of Southington, was traveling north bound on Main Street (Route 10). Zakrewski turned left to enter the Gas Man gas…

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The running man; Bill Schrlau endures a 24-hour test to complete an ultra marathon

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Bill Schrlau snapped awake at the sound of approaching footsteps, and he stumbled forward in a daze like a sleepwalker jerked into consciousness. Almost every distance runner can relate to the frequent stabs of pain that come with every step on swollen knees and ankles. Marathon runners can certainly understand…

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Wrestling the nation’s top talent; Murillo finishes 2nd in the nation; Bylykbashi just misses all-American

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Zac Murillo attacked his opponent’s leg in the national freestyle semifinals like a hungry crocodile attacking his prey. Murrillo latched onto his foe and began to spin him across the mat in a dizzying death roll. His all-American opponent was helpless against Murillo’s grip, and officials counted out the score…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 8

August 8, 2014
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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 8

  FRIDAY, AUG. 8 OTHER SINGLES HAPPY HOUR. Sponsored by Social Connections. 5 p.m. Bonefish Grill, 2903 Berlin Turnpike, Newington. No charge. (860) 261-5765.   PLAINVILLE AUGUST ARTIST SHOWCASE OF THE ART LEAGUE OF PLAINVILLE. Reception on Friday 1 to 3 p.m. Art display in August at Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.…

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Learning rock band lessons

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A few Southington kids got together recently to jam out on their instruments at the fourth annual Rock Band Camp at The Music Shop on Queen Street, a music and instrument retail store that also provides lessons. Five youths, four of which are current students at the Music Shop, learned…

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Gov. Malloy comes to town, visits local business

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Governor Dannel Malloy visited Smiths Medical in Southington to tour the plant and have a meeting with the staff to discuss their plans for expansion Monday afternoon. Smiths Medical produces peripheral IV catheters with safety functions for blood control and needle stick prevention. The site has been in town since…

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King of the numbers game; Stephen Daniels is the man behind Southington’s statistics

August 8, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The argument had been dragging on for almost an hour in the high school football room before former Blue Knight coach Jude Kelly had to jump into the middle of the fray. Two assistant coaches were burning off stress with a friendly debate about former players, and it had grown…

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Town and businesses talk liquor law issues

August 8, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer After a few incidents of vandalism and other appropriate behavior downtown, town officials met with business owners in town to discuss ways to make it safer. Business owners made a couple of requests at the meeting, like a stronger police presence and training on the application of liquor laws. Town…

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