Baseball knocks NWC from unbeaten ranks

May 4, 2016
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Shortstop John Mikosz makes the throw to first during a 3-2 win over Bristol Central.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) played the roles of both spoilers and comeback kids this past week as three hard-fought wins helped them accomplish one of their first goals: make the postseason as fast as you can. And two of those three wins came in dramatic fashion on back-to-back, walk-off hits. Leaping…

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Golfers are starting to mature

May 4, 2016
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Ryan Burrill chips onto the green during a win over Farmington.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Maturity is what Southington coach Jim DiNello said he is starting to see out of his guys after the Blue Knights (5-0) remained undefeated on the season with two wins this past week, posting their best score of the season at home. “There’s really no substitute for experience,” the coach said.…

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Police Blotter for the May 6 edition

May 4, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Friday, April 15 through Monday, April 25: Robert J. Mitchell, 28, of 140 Carol Dr., Bristol, was arrested on April 15 for evading responsibility. Melinda Fisher, 29, of 152 North Main St., Wallingford, was arrested on April 21 for second degree breach of peace and third…

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Walking in the rain to stop hunger

May 4, 2016
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Poor weather couldn’t put a damper on the event, as residents braved the rains on Sunday to participate in the annual “Walk Against Hunger.” Bread for Life hosts the event as a fundraiser for the organization that helps to feed Southington’s less fortunate residents. The event featured activities for kids, Valentine the Clown, a DJ,…

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Obituary: David R. King, 55

May 4, 2016
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Obit - David King

David R. King, 55, of Plainville, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, May 1st 2016. Predeceased by his late wife Arden (Abels) King. Born June 8, 1960 in Southington, he is survived by his parents Richard and Avis (Burbank) King of Southington. In addition to his parents he leaves behind his children, Matthew…

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Chamber honors locals at annual dinner

May 4, 2016
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The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted their 78th annual dinner at The Aqua Turf on April 30. Executive Director Liz Hyatt awards the Chamber's "Beautification Award."

The Aqua Turf transformed into a Mardi Gras celebration on Saturday night as the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 78th annual dinner. The highlight of the evening of dancing, auctions, and awards was the presentation of a number of community awards. The chamber honored Rob Flood of Liberty Bank as the Business Person…

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Obituary: Ronald E. Barnes, 79

May 4, 2016
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Obit - Ronald E Barnes

Ronald E. Barnes, 79, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 2, 2016 at HCC at New Britain. He had been the loving husband of Eileen (Bruce) Barnes for 17 years. Born on July 4, 1936 in Springfield, MA to the late Stanley and Virginia (Behm) Barnes, he had been a longtime Southington resident.…

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Tennis bounces back from Farmington loss with 2 lopsided wins

May 4, 2016
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The Blue Knight tennis team bounced back from their second loss of the season with two home victories. Falling at Farmington Southington’s five-game winning streak came to an end at Farmington (6-2) on Monday when the Knights suffered a 6-1 loss to the Indians. Ben Chasse came away with Southington’s only individual win after prevailing…

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Girls lacrosse needs a win

May 4, 2016
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Morgan Raymond threads the ball between two defenders during a loss to NW Catholic on Friday, April 29.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Losses are piling up for the Lady Knight lacrosse team (2-7), but Coach Jill Pomposi isn’t ready to say that her team is out of contention for a spot in the Class L tournament. Their effort to play as a team this past week has given Pomposi reason to believe, even…

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