Homewood Suites reads to Kelley kindergarteners

November 19, 2015
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Amanda Roberts, the director of sales for Homewood Suites, reads to a group of Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three representatives from Homewood Suites, located on West Street, spent an afternoon with Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners last week. Amanda Roberts, Lily Lacknicki, and Jessica Sample read to two kindergarten classes, taught by Rosemary Risser and Amy Lasbury, sharing the story of “Lewis the Duck.” Lewis is the mascot of Homewood Suites…

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Knights blank Hartford: Thanksgiving and Powder Puff previews

November 19, 2015
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Jasen Rose looks for an open receiver during a 48-0 win over the Bulkeley Co-op on Saturday, Nov. 14 in Hartford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hartford players were backed up to their 20-year line when the Blue Knight defense poured into the backfield. The Bulkeley co-op quarterback looked downfield, but nothing was open. He looked to his left and saw his running back parallel to him as an outlet. The football caught a sudden gust of…

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Hatton salutes our veterans

November 19, 2015
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Hatton School Veterans -National Anthem-Ann Marie Pulvermacher (music teacher) LT. Col. Walter

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Wednesday, Nov. 11, students at Hatton Elementary School took time from their studies to celebrate Veteran’s Day with some hands-on history. CLICK TO ENLARGE

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‘Ye Olde Country Fair’ in Plantsville

November 19, 2015
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Plantsville Congregational- (7)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Visitors enjoy the gingerbread village at “Ye Olde Country Fair” at Plantsville Congregational Church. The 25th annual event kicks off the holiday season in town with a variety of crafts made by church members, gift baskets, a cookie walk, homemade canned and baked goods, gingerbread houses, Christmas decorations, and a silent auction.…

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On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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Council holds first meeting since election

November 18, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The newly elected Town Council held its first meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, during which they discussed their upcoming agenda and took action on items discussed by the previous council. A public hearing was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 regarding a change to the sewer rate. Town Manager Garry Brumback said that…

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Council re-elects Town Attorney and party leaders

November 18, 2015
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Michael A. Riccio (R) retained his seat as majority leader on the Town Council.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council was sworn in on Nov. 9 by Town Clerk Kathy Larkin, prior to holding their first meeting since the election. Before beginning the regular meeting, the council voted to elect their Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, to appoint the Town Attorney, and to designate the Minority Party Leader. In four…

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Fournier paces the Lady Knights: Swimmers advance to Class LL finals

November 18, 2015
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With her second place finish at the Class LL Qualifying Meet, Lady Knight sophomore Olivia Fournier has put herself in medal contention for the finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Olivia Fournier trimmed more than a full second from her previous best in the 100 freestyle as the Southington sophomore leapfrogged six swimmers in the fastest heat of the Class LL Qualifying Meet in East Hartford On Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 Southington girls competed over eight events at the first stage…

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