Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

December 8, 2013
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Author uses book to help Wounded Warriors

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington high school teacher John “Brian” Durbin, serving in the military has become a family theme. Durbin, who goes by his middle name, “Brian,” is a retired infantryman who served in the U.S. Army for 23 years. His father, uncle and a first cousin also served in the military.…

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Blue Knights headed to the state championship game in football

December 7, 2013
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Southington High School receiver Alex Jamele tied the state record for touchdowns in a single season as the fourth ranked Blue Knights beat eight ranked Ridgefield 45-0. Southington led 31-0 at the half and never looked back. Southington running back Tyler Hyde scored two rushing touchdowns and had an interception. Jamele also returned an interception…

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Volunteer tutors help to improve literacy in the state

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Dennis Kies of Southington knew he wanted to make a difference when he became a tutor for The Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut (LVCC), which provides one-on-one English literacy tutoring to hundreds of adults each year. As a literacy tutor, Kies meets with a mother who struggles to communicate with…

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Flu season: Tips on staying healthy

December 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Flu activity has started to increase in Connecticut, classified as geographically “sporadic,” according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH). As more reports of influenza outbreaks take off, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District has tips for local residents to ensure that protect themselves and their loved ones from the…

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Barnes decorated for the holidays

December 6, 2013
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Barnes decorated for the holidays

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Magic lanterns, ice skates, ferris wheels and tool chests were just a few of the Barnes’ family favorite things they received as Christmas gifts. This year the Barnes Museum will feature these antique items, as well as other gifts during the 31st Annual Open House on Friday, Dec. 6 from…

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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

December 6, 2013
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Knights split Powder Puff; Offense surges in Game 2; Defense anchors the series

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kayla Nati turned the corner, and burst into the open field. Then, it was off to the races… On Monday, Dec. 2, the Lady Knights concluded the annual powder puff two-game series with a 21-12 win over Cheshire. Rains postponed the original schedule. Thanksgiving came and went. Temperatures continue to…

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Looking to lend a hand; Community Services stocks up for holidays

December 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the holiday season and colder weather in full-swing, Southington Community Services has stocked up on gifts and donations for residents in need. Community Services has recently kicked off its annual “Adopt a Family” for Christmas, with over 50 volunteers and growing. Mark Fazzolari, the assistant director at Community Services,…

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Knights take center stage; Local trio battles in the Bronx for a Division I showdown

December 6, 2013
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Knights take center stage; Local trio battles in the Bronx for a Division I showdown

By John Goralski Sports Writer As soon as NCAA football officials announced the pairings for the Division I tournament’s opening round, Jordan Chapman’s cell phone came alive with a flurry of texts, but the former Southington High School star didn’t even have to look at the screen. Sacred Heart University had earned the program’s first…

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Gov. issues warning of fog’s effect on p.m. commute

December 5, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today cautioned residents about dense fog having a major effect on the afternoon commute.   “Widespread dense fog is currently blanketing the state resulting in deteriorating visibility,” Governor Malloy said.  “As drivers head out for the afternoon commute, please use caution on the roadways and pay close attention to all vehicles…

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