Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my

May 29, 2015
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Tom Pepe of Suburban Wildlife Solutions with a trapped coyote.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Dave Denino began seeing packs of coyotes along the wood line of his property near Panthorn Park, he was concerned that the coyote community had grown in his neighborhood. He heard reports of neighborhood children encountering the dogs, heard howls from across LaCorse Pond at night, and began to see packs…

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Lessons learned, accomplishments achieved

May 28, 2015
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Southington’s Brendan Carroll, left, is this year’s valedictorian at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol. Carroll and salutatorian Sydney Riddick, right, will deliver speeches at the school’s graduation ceremony on June 2.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Sydney Riddick and Brendan Carroll learned some of the greatest life lessons over the past four years at St. Paul Catholic High School. For Sydney, the biggest lesson she ever learned throughout high school was “Keep trying” and “don’t give up.” For Brendan, the biggest lesson he learned at St. Paul was…

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Baseball keeps pace in CCC race

May 28, 2015
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Adam Wilson drives the ball during a 7-5 win over Simsbury on Monday, May 18.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights baseball team (14-4) kept the door open to one of the team’s goals on the season with three wins this past week. Five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning lift the Knights past Simsbury (15-4) in a crucial divisional, home win on Monday night, May 18.…

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Golfers shoot into the top 3

May 28, 2015
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Julian Cardozo sinks a birdie putt on the 7th green of Hawks Landing.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights golf team (9-4) finished even par on the week by taking two out of four matches in four days as they strive for first place of the CCC West Division. The Knights had their second closest match of the season with a 151-152 loss to Hall (7-5-1) at…

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Track launches 10 more into the postseason

May 28, 2015
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Sarah Palko leaps into first place in long jump with a distance of 15.07.05

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys and girls track and field teams celebrated senior day on Tuesday, May 19 in their last meet of the regular season against New Britain. Parents and families posed for pictures with the seniors at midfield during a portion of the meet. The boys team (5-3) qualified three more…

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Mike Fasulo wears UNICO’s 70th Gold Medal Award

May 28, 2015
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Mike Fasulo with sister Patti Boissonneault after she presented him with  the 70th annual Southington UNICO Gold Medal of Honor during an award banquet at The Aquaturf on May 20.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Mike Fasulo was awarded UNICO’s 70th Gold Medal of Honor on Wednesday evening, after twenty-four years of service with the organization. “I am in awe of you,” said his tearful sister, Patty Boissonneault, as she pinched her younger brother’s cheeks and wrapped him in a hug. Boissonneault placed the gold medal around…

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Southington resident nominated to CT Superior Court

May 28, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gov. Malloy (D-Conn.) nominated four Connecticut residents to fill vacancies on the Superior Court – one of them, Gerald L. Harmon of Southington. On Tuesday, May 12, Gov. Malloy nominated Harmon and residents from New Britain, West Hartford and Greenwich to serve on the Connecticut Superior Court. The Superior Court hears cases…

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Man arrested in altercation for assaulting police, firemen at accident scene

May 28, 2015
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Craig Henderson

On May 21, at approximately 9:35 p.m., Southington police, firemen, and an AMR ambulance were sent to Mount Vernon Road, in the area of Frost Street after receiving reports of a motor vehicle accident with a tree. The driver of the motor vehicle was reported to have fled the scene. During the course of the…

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Zoni co-sponsors bill to protects electric consumers

May 28, 2015
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MAY 21—A bill, co-sponsored by State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) that bans electric power generation companies from signing up customers for electricity contracts with variable rates, was approved Wednesday in the state House of Representatives. SB573, “An Act Concerning Variable Electric Rates” cleared the Energy and Technology Committee earlier this year and was recently passed…

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