Simms resigns as Ethics Board Chair

October 29, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Craig Simms, former Chairman of the Board of Ethics (BOE), resigned from his position on Wednesday after the Town Council voted to vacate a recent decision made by the board. Simms (R) voted with Democrats Phillip Pomposi and James Sinclair in a majority opinion on Sept. 15 that found Town Councilor Tom…

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Leaf pick-up schedule has changed

October 29, 2015
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The Town of Southington has altered the leaf pick-up schedule due to the later than usual leaf drop this season. Town crews will be spot-picking leaves in heavy sections throughout Town beginning on Monday, Nov. 2. The regular service the following week. Residents in Zone 1 will need to have their leaves curbside no later…

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Hall of Fame: The Bristol Bomber: Russ Laribee battled his way through the minors

October 29, 2015
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Russ Laribee was an outfielder by the time he reached the Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) in 1981. Above is Laribee’s picture on his minor league baseball card.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Ted Williams recognized the pitch just before it was released, and he swung around in the Pawtucket dugout to face a wide-eyed Russ Laribee. The legendary hitter began hurling a litany of questions at the Southington star, and Laribee stumbled over himself to try to get out each answer. What do you…

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Halloween party for teens at the Library

October 29, 2015
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  The Southington Public Library is inviting local boys and ghouls to visit the haunted library on Saturday, Oct. 31. From 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., the library is holding a party for teens with candy, popcorn, and spooky treats. Costumes are encouraged, but optional. Bring your friends and a blanket and/or pillow to sit on to…

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Football overcomes a slow start: Lopsided score only tells part of the story

October 29, 2015
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Alessio Diana strong arms a Conard defender during a 53-29 win.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Jasen Rose took the snap deep in Southington’s zone, turned, and looked for a running back to hand the ball off to. He found himself alone in the backfield. Rose rolled out to the left as the line started to disintegrate. Red jerseys closed in on the Southington quaterback as he…

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The postseason begins: Garrison sets the pace; runners surge into the CCC

October 29, 2015
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Adam Theriault charges up the hill toward the finish line at Wickham Park in Manchester during the CCC Championship boys race.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The herd stampeded through a small opening of a gate into the fields like raging bulls in rush hour traffic, kicking up dust and scattering it throughout the air. A vast sea of spectators leaned over the fences with anticipation to see what color jersey came around the bend first. On…

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Knights keep pace for home field advantage

October 29, 2015
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Ian Lawrence makes leaping save during a 2-1 win over Avon on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington stormed downfield as they surrounded the Falcons goal like a swarm of killer bees. The ball was batted around between offensive and defensive players, so that Avon’s goalie looked as if he was trying to escape the hive. In the midst of all the confusion, Erik Kryzanski quick touched the…

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Knights eliminated: Girls soccer edged out of postseason

October 29, 2015
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Natalie Rickard squeezes between two Avon defenders during a 4-0 road loss on Oct. 22.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Although the girls soccer team was eliminated from the postseason after an 8-0 loss at home to Glastonbury (15-0-0) on Monday, Oct. 26, Southington coach Mike Linehan said that his future graduates still enjoyed their final experience as a Lady Knight on senior night. “It was all about the seniors,” said…

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Lombardi wins Board of Ethics appeal

October 29, 2015
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Tom Lombardi waits silently for his fate during an appeal of a September Board of Ethics decision. The Republican council voted to vacate the earlier decision.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Town Councilor Tom Lombardi successfully appealed a Board of Ethics decision this week that had found him in violation of the town’s ethical code. The Board of Ethics (BOE) decision came in a 3-1 vote on Sept. 15 with the majority, delivered by then-Chairmain of the BOE Craig Simms, declaring a breach…

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