Southington woman guilty of attempt to drown son: Woman claimed ‘she needed to save him from impending doom’

April 1, 2016
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Kathleen Lilley

By JONATHAN SHUGARTSREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY—A Southington woman arrested after trying to drown her son in the Naugatuck River because “she needed to save him from impending doom,” pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge. Kathleen Lilley, 46, told police she had been reading “new media” conspiracy theories online and believed something horrific was going to happen to…

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Living History tours offer up insider information at Twain home

April 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new program at the Mark Twain House and Museum will allow visitors to receive a little inside information about the Clemens family. The historic home in Hartford, which housed the famous author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in the late 19th century, has introduced a new Living Tour…

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Boys lacrosse is back on track: Knights are deeper and hungrier than ever

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys lacrosse team finished last season with a 4-12 record (0-4 in division), placing last in the CCC West. The Knights did not qualify for the conference tournament and missed the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2012. Over his nine year career with the Knights,…

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Eyes on the prize: Boys Golf keeps driving toward a state banner

April 1, 2016
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Andrew Szandrocha, above, is one of three returning veterans from last year’s team. Southington hopes to be in the mix once again at the end of the year.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights finished last year’s regular season with an 11-4 record (10-4 in division), placing third in the CCC West behind Simsbury and Newington. At the Division I state championship, held at Timberlin Golf Club in Berlin, the Knights remained in contention after the front nine and were still in…

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Waskowicz is The Orchards artist of the month for April

April 1, 2016
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"The Peacock" by Ferne "Rusty" Waskowicz.

Ferne “Rusty” Waskowicz has a special show of her artwork being displayed at The Gallery at The Orchards throughout the month of April. The Southington artist whose business is called Rusty Originals, retired from Connecticut Community Care and now pursues her art full-time. Rusty creates three-dimensional stained glass art on framed mirrors, as well as…

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Blue Knights are poised for another run

April 1, 2016
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Garrett Gugliotti is one of just two returning players with varsity experience.
on the mound.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight baseball team finished last year’s regular season with a 15-5 record (11-3 in division), winning the CCC West by beating out Simsbury by a game to claim the division title for the fourth time in five years. Seventh-seeded Southington qualified for the Class LL tournament for a fifth-straight…

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Streaking to a 4th title?: Softball eyes state record for straight wins

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The top-seeded Lady Knights were down 4-0 to No.2 Cheshire after four innings of play in the Class LL state championship game. In the bottom of the fifth, Kaitlyn Paterson’s RBI single, a squeeze bunt by Emily Lippincott, and a two-run double by Lauren Zazzaro tied the game at 4-4. With…

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Missed it by two points: Spikers hope to build on last year’s close finish

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington head coach Lou Gianacopolos hugged his clipboard as he paced back and forth between the two volleyball nets that were strung up in the high school gym, watching his young Blue Knights closely. No pass, no set, and no attack, escaped his gaze. But through his examination, one number was…

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A grant for growing at Plantsville school

March 31, 2016
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Orchard Valley Garden Club recently awarded Plantsville Elementary School a $500 grant for their plans to create Foxy’s Vegetable Garden. The applicants were first grade teacher Regina Albee and parent partner Bonnie Plourde who plan to build three organic raised garden beds and plant vegetables that will be harvested in summer and just in time…

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