Police stop drunken driver

February 4, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

Southington police tracked down a drunken driver on West Center Street Extension after receiving reports of an erratic driver on state and local roads. At approximately 9:46 p.m. on Jan. 29, police received a report of an erratic driver starting on I-84 and going through several local streets in Southington. The witness reported that a vehicle…

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Knights dispatch Fermi for 2nd win

February 4, 2016
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Brendan  Taylor fights off a double-team during a win over Fermi on Jan. 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a 58-45 win over Fermi, the Blue Knight boys basketball team (2-11) earned their second win of the season at home on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Falcons held a 9-7 by the end of the first quarter, but the Knights stormed back to take a nine-point lead, 28-19, lead heading…

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Glastonbury halts 9-game win streak: Girls basketball still ranked in the top 6

February 4, 2016
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Natalie Wadolowski pump-fakes a defender during a loss to Glastonbury on Friday.

The Lady Knights (13-2) suffered just their second loss of the season when they hosted Glastonbury (11-2) on Friday, Jan. 29, 48-28. The Tomahawks avenged an earlier loss to the Knights in January. The rematch was the Knights annual “Pink Zone” game, which was started in 2010 when Southington coach Mike Forgione took over the…

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Wheeler Clinic to host info session for foster parents

February 4, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: (888) 793-3500
www.WheelerClinic.org

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 13, Wheeler Clinic will host an informational session for anyone interested in the opportunity to foster a child. On a daily basis, Wheeler’s foster care programs service at least 60 local children in need of a foster home. “We desperately need parents,” said Sharon Pendleton-Ponzani, LCSW, Director of Community Based…

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Knights battle at CT Challenge

February 4, 2016
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Richard Rivera tries to take down his opponent during the 220 pound championship bout of the CT Challenge tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (8-2) welcomed some of the best talent in the state to the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium when they hosted the seventh annual Connecticut Challenge on Saturday, Jan. 30. Trumbull captured the CT Challenge title for the first time with six finalists and three individual champions. Cumberland (R.I.) finished 18…

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Foundation accepting grant, scholarship applications

February 3, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations through its competitive General Grant Cycle and the Plainville Community Fund while scholarship applications are being accepted from local students. All guidelines, eligibility criteria and applications are available on the foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. Nonprofit organizations serving Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and/or…

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BOE unanimously approves proposal for 2016-17 budget

February 3, 2016
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Budget

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted unanimously on Jan. 28 to approve the budget for the 2016-2017 academic-year. The budget proposes a 3.61 percent increase to the previous year’s budget, totaling $92,901,729. Superintendent Timothy Connellan provided the Board with his proposed budget on Dec. 29. The BOE reviewed the budget, created by…

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Gymnasts are flirting with 140

February 3, 2016
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Megan Walsh springs off the mat during her floor routine. Southington beat Farmington by more than 25 points.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (6-0) emulated a repeat performance of last week’s meet by just missing their highest team score of the regular season by less than a point in a home win, over Farmington on Saturday, Jan. 30., 137.05-111.1. The Knights scored a season high of 137.8 in a home win…

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Let the postseason begin: Indoor track sets a school record at CCC championship

February 3, 2016
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Isabella Scalise circles the track during the 3200m event at the CCC Championships. Scalise was one of three Lady Knights to finish in the top 20 of the distance race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s indoor track and field team kicked off the winter postseason in style at the CCC Championships on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hillhouse High School in New Haven. The Knights broke a school records while qualifying a few more athletes for the upcoming Class LL state meet. The girls team placed…

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