St. Paul embraces the Ponytail Challenge

February 19, 2016
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On Thursday, Jan. 28, 11 students at St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol, above, braved the scissors to donate at least 8.5 inches of their own hair to make wigs for cancer patients. St. Paul Catholic alumnus Emily Camden, right, a hairdresser at First Impressions in Bristol, donated her time to cut the ponytails…

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Obituary: Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80

February 19, 2016
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Gaetanne A. Desjardins died on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016.

Gaetanne A. Desjardins, 80, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb.17, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Aurele Desjardins for 60 years. She was born in St. Anne, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of the late Albert and Alice (Martin) Picard. She was…

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Palmieri Receives Growth Award

February 19, 2016
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Integrated Financial Partners (IFP), in association with Lincoln Financial Advisors, awarded local resident Kevin Palmieri, Financial Planner, their annual “Growth Award.” This award is presented annually to the advisor that has shown the most growth in their practice from the previous year. Palmieri was honored during a firm-wide celebration with over 200 in attendance at…

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Testa to play lax at St. Rose

February 19, 2016
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Jake Testa has committed to play lacrosse at St. Rose, a division two program in upstate New York.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knight midfield Jake Testa signed a recent letter of intent to play lacrosse at the collegiate level for the Division II Golden Knights at the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. “I think it’s a great decision for Jake,” said Southington boys lacrosse coach Ron Chase. “It’s a newer…

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Obituary: Angelina Tomaszewicz, 90

February 18, 2016
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Angelina (Lorenzo) Tomaszewicz, 90, of Southington, passed away Wednesday Feb. 17, 2016 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center. She was the wife of the late William J. Tomaszewicz. She was born Dec. 3, 1925 in Southington the daughter of the late John J. Sr. and Louise (Liberatore) Lorenzo. She had retired from Plantsville School, Southington Board…

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Obituary: Sally Kaye, 93

February 18, 2016
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Sally (Sapienza) Kaye, 93, passed away at her home in Southington on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. She was the beloved wife of Joseph DiCorcia. Born April 19, 1923 in Bridgeport, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and Adelina (Falzone) Sapienza. In addition to her husband she leaves her two grandchildren, Garrett and Whitney…

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44 Club honors Southington resident

February 18, 2016
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The 44 Club honored Dr. Zbigniew Prusak of Southington at their annual dinner. From left, 44 Club dinner chairman Tomasz Jarmoszko, Prusak, and 44 Club president Zbigniew Woznica.

Dr. Zbigniew Prusak was honored for his educational and community achievements at the 44 Club annual dinner held on Jan. 16 at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU). Prusak was cited by dinner chairman Tomasz Jarmoszko and club president Zbigniew Woznica for commitment to his profession and to the 44 Club’s educational and Polish-American cultural purposes.…

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Bulkeley ends Knights’ quest for the postseason

February 18, 2016
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Jeremy Mercier fights off a defender during a loss to Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight journey to the Class LL state tournament made its final stop on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Bulkeley High School when they fell short to the Bulldogs (7-9), 62-47. The loss ended Southington’s hopes for a postseason berth with three games remaining. “They never give up no matter what,”…

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Southington receives $400k for brownfield redevelopment

February 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The former Corbin and Beaton site on North Main Street, directly adjacent to the Southington Fire Department Engine Co. 1, will be redeveloped into commercial office space starting this year, thanks to a recent grant from the state. Southington will receive $400,000 in funding from the Department of Economic and Community Development’s…

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