The SEF tailgates at a fundraiser

November 10, 2013
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The SEF tailgates at a fundraiser

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Town residents sported their favorite athletic gear at the Southington Education Foundation’s fifth annual Fan of the Foundation Gala last month. With a theme of “Tailgate at the Turf,” attendees wore their favorite sports jerseys and t-shirts while eating tailgate-style appetizers and entrees at the Aquaturf. The gala will also…

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The new Testa-ment; Joe Testa was a spark for Blue Knight soccer

November 9, 2013
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The new Testa-ment; Joe Testa was a spark for Blue Knight soccer

By John Goralski Sports Writer Few returning players even knew the name of the new Italian student in 1974 when he strolled onto the Recreation Park soccer field for an early Southington High School tryout. Tall and thin like a blade of grass, the young newcomer waited in the wings for practice to begin. He…

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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

November 9, 2013
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Koi fish come to life on Center Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Jo Rapisarda, the owner of , wanted to incorporate the arts into the side of her business wall outdoors on Center Street, she did not know how she would approach the project at first. “The wall was vacant, and I wanted to incorporate the arts into the community,” said…

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Bridge named in honor of a local man

November 9, 2013
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Bridge named in honor of a local man

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The town unveiled a sign named in honor of Southington resident John Dolan, who served in the Connecticut State Police for 12 years. The Route 10 bridge over Interstate 84 eastbound is now called the “John A. Dolan Memorial Bridge” in his honor, according to a press release from the…

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Knights claim 4th in the CCC West; Dean leads the way with Southington’s first conference title since 2007

November 8, 2013
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Knights claim 4th in the CCC West; Dean leads the way with Southington’s first conference title since 2007

By John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Evan Tuttle has never been busier at a conference meet, but on Friday, Nov. 1 the Southington coach never had a chance to rest. The Lady Knights sent wave after wave of swimmers across the water at Newington High School. Almost every heat of every relay had a Southington…

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Bottom Line: Parents continue drug education with new company

November 8, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When North Haven resident Joanne Hoffman learned that her daughter had a problem with drug use in 2009, she turned to Mary Marcuccio, the founder of Parents for a Change (P4AC). “Mary saved my daughter’s life,” said Hoffman, calling Marcuccio a good friend. “She was with me every step of…

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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

November 7, 2013
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Knight charge continues; Southington football storms past Newington

By John Goralski Sports Writer For much of the first quarter, it looked like a shootout. The Blue Knight football team took less than two minutes to scramble 63 yards for their first score. Newington countered with a 75-yard drive that took just seven plays. Three plays later, the Knights were scoring again. On Friday,…

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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

November 7, 2013
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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer During the past year, the Southington Open Space Committee has collaborated with students and faculty from the University of Connecticut to start a forestry management plan and assessment at Crescent Lake, with the goal of maintaining the health and productivity of the forest. This project caught the attention of Chris…

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Applebee’s to treat veterans on Nov. 11

November 7, 2013
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Applebee’s will continue its tradition of free thank you meals to veterans and active duty military on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11. Applebee’s is also encouraging Guests to show their gratitude by leaving a message for current and former military members at ThankYouMovement.com. Visitors to the Thank You Movement website will be directed to their…

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