Knights advance to Open: Girls and boys teams qualify for the state meet

November 4, 2015
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Gabi Napoli set the pace with a 16th place finish at the Class LL race in Manchester on Oct. 31. The race marked the first time that Southington girls advanced to the state open as a team.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Conner Leone was trailing behind a pack of runners as he made his way up the hill to the home stretch of the race. He saw the spectators leaning over the fence, cheering the runners on. He also saw his teammates and coach cheering him on. “I saw his eyes as…

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YMCA offers luncheon for vets on Veterans Day

November 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In honor of Veterans Day and Military Family Month, the Southington Community YMCA will be offering recognition to local veterans. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the YMCA will host a Veterans Day luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., where all veterans and their family members are welcome to dine for free. It is…

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Swimmers beat Berlin in finale

November 4, 2015
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Patrycja Zajac swims the 100 breaststroke during an 87-78 win over Berlin in the regular season finale on Oct. 28.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights swimming and diving team is poised for the postseason after putting a lid on their 2015 regular season with an 87-78 home victory over Berlin on Wednesday’s senior night, Oct. 28. Southington finished the regular season with an 8-2 record, 3-2 in the division in third behind Conard…

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Knights edged in CCC showdown: Volleyball hangs with perennial state powerhouse

November 4, 2015
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Sylwia Lewkowicz scores on of her 17 kills against RHAM in a CCC showdown on Oct. 30.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The match was tied 9-9 in the fifth set, and both sides were putting on a show of great volleyball in front of a packed Walt Lozoski gymnasium. On Friday, Oct. 30, the Lady Knights built momentum at the start of the set, built a lead of at 9-5, but RHAM…

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Field hockey finishes on a strong note

November 4, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Despite a late run, the Lady Knights field hockey team came up just short of a state tournament bid, missing the postseason by one victory. Southington rebounded from a 0-6 start to the season to finish.500 down the stretch. The Knights finished the season just short of the six wins needed…

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Election office announces official results

November 4, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Though the Republicans have earned a super majority on the Town Council – earning six of nine seats – Democrat Chris Palmieri seemed to be the town favorite, earning the most votes of any council candidate – 5,0664 Town Chairman Michael Riccio, (R), came in a close second, earning 4, 950…

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Southington Sports listings for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Dom’s Way

November 4, 2015
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Photo by BRIAN JENNINGS

On Friday, Oct. 30, Dom D’Angelo Way was officially opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the entrance to Southington High School’s turf field. A rock with a plaque containing a passage of D’Angelo’s life was also unveiled. Members of D’Angelo’s family and the Southington board of education were present at the event.…

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Music listings for Nov. 6

November 4, 2015
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FRIDAY, NOV. 6 BRISTOL MUSIC WITH THE MAIAS. 7 p.m., The Family Connection. 8 p.m., Tim Maia. The Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. $20. 21 plus with food and drink for sale. BBGC.org/events. A CAPPELLA GROUPS FROM CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY. Divisi and TGFI. 7:30 p.m. Preceded by…

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