Getting ready for some serious baseball with the Bristol Blues

April 10, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It might have been a cold April Fools’ Day, but it was no joke that the Bristol Blues baseball organization couldn’t wait to get its inaugural season underway as they warmly greeted the press. Bristol Blues Manager Barry Lyons, Bristol Mayor Ken Cockayne, Commissioner of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League…

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Winter Grove project offers affordable senior housing

April 9, 2015
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Winter Grove project offers affordable senior housing

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER A non-profit organization has built and opened a three story apartment building for elderly low-income renters in Southington. On Wednesday, April 11, NeighborWorks New Horizons (NWNH) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 40-unit facility, called “Winter Grove,” located on Darling Street in Southington. Executive Director of NWNH Seila Mosquera served…

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Hard court, high expectations: Girls Tennis is poised for a banner season

April 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights have been consistent in the past two seasons, having three losses in both years as well as fourth-place finishes in the CCC West. In 2013, the girls battled into the quarterfinals. In 2014, their advance was stopped one round earlier. Last spring, the girls rallied to an 11-3 regular…

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Police hold an active shooter demonstration

April 9, 2015
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“The Lily Pond at Wooden Boat” by Jane M. White will be on display at Station Place in Norwalk through the end of April.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Shooter Detection Systems (SDS) held an Active Shooter Demonstration event on Thursday, April 2 at the King 33 Public Safety Training with the help of the Southington Police Department. The demonstration included two scenarios to show potential customers the impact the Guardian Indoor Active Shooter Detection System can have on the…

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Crashing the net: Boys tennis looks to build on last spring

April 9, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tony Mauro is in his ninth year as the head coach of the boys tennis team and has winning records above .500 in all of those years but one. Mauro is a big part of why the Blue Knights have had great leadership and continuous success season after season. Mauro led…

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Tennis tournament scheduled

April 9, 2015
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The Wint Filipek Sr. Memorial Tennis Tournament is scheduled for June 6 to 14 atthe Copper Valley Swim and Tennis Club, Cheshire. The event is held in partnership with the Cheshire Academy and the Cheshire Park and Recreation Department. This is a non-profit event. All proceeds benefit the Winton S. Filipek Sr. Scholarship Fund, Inc.,…

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Nature Park now open

April 9, 2015
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The Tomasso Nature Park is open for the season for the public to enjoy. This nature facility is open from dawn to dusk and is located off Granger Lane near the Plainville Highway Department and Dog Pound. Access is available through the pedestrian gate through Nov. 15. Established in 1989, The Tomasso Nature Park was…

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An evening with Faith Ziegler on April 11 and 17

April 9, 2015
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Faith Ziegler will be performing at Paul Gregory’s Bistros in Southington on Saturday, April 11, Friday, April 17, and Thursday, April 23 at 8:30 p.m. Born and raised in Berlin, Conn., Ziegler is a self-taught guitarist and songwriter that was nominated for the 2015 best female performer of the year at the New England Music…

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Letter: Reader is concerned about trash dumping in open lots

April 9, 2015
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To the editor: Dumping is against the law to my knowledge in the Town of Southington. There is not one parcel of land that is not owned by someone. Know your boundaries. Just because you have an open lot behind you or open space across the street doesn’t mean these are your personal dumping grounds.…

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