Thousands turn out to support Trump in Hartford

April 20, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Presidential Republican hopeful Donald Trump spoke to his throngs of  local supporters on Friday, filling the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Posters filled the air with the phrase “The Silent Majority Stands with Trump” as the leading Republican candidate took the stage. Trump said his following has turned from a silent majority…

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Figuring things out: Boys lacrosse is not slowed by losses

April 20, 2016
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Nick Zukauskas leads a Southington fast break during a tight, 3-2 loss in Norwalk on Saturday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-2) dropped two home games over the past week, but also turned in a win against a lower-ranked Class M team. Despite the losses, Southington coach Ron Chase said that his tough-nosed group is starting to figure things out and gel. Chase also said that the team is…

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Volleyball stung by Hornets

April 20, 2016
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Devin Prive attacks the net during a loss to East Hartford

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (4-1) were undefeated walking into Friday’s match, set to square off with arguably one of the top teams in the state: East Hartford (5-0). But the mishaps of surrendering a 24-21 lead in the second game pestered Southington throughout the rest of the match. And the high-flying, athletic…

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Boys sweep through the week

April 20, 2016
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Kays Cetin keeps a rally alive during doubles play on Monday. The boys went 4-0 last week, sweeping each opponent, 7-0.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Since dropping their first match of the season, the Blue Knights (4-1) have bounced back to win their next four matches, but they did so without dropping a singles or doubles match. Singles pounce on the Panthers The Knights began the week by sweeping Platt (0-2), 7-0, in their only home…

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Softball’s still streaking

April 20, 2016
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Brenna Sarantides hurls a strike during a lopsided win over Simsbury last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It may have been nerves, as Southington coach Davina Hernandez explains, that factored into a slow start for them, but the Lady Knights (4-0) battled through cold bats and a slump to keep their win-streak of 74 games alive after this week. Hernandez said that patience at the plate helped them…

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Obituary: James L. McCusker, 90

April 20, 2016
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James L. McCusker, 90, died on Monday, April 18.

James L. McCusker, age 90, of Sugar Hill died suddenly April 18, 2016 at his home following a period of declining health.  He was born July 4, 1925 in Bristol, Conn., the son of James J. and Katherine (Donnelly) McCusker.  He graduated from Bristol High School where he was the baton twirling drum major and…

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Road race set for June 11 in Kensington

April 20, 2016
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The Kensington Congregational Church’s first Lobster Loop 5K will be held on Saturday, June 11. This race will start at 8:30 am. It will start and finish at Kensington Congregational Church, 312 Percival Avenue, Kensington, Connecticut. After, the annual Festival on the Hill, featuring Lobster rolls and strawberry shortcake and other food, and live entertainment…

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St. Paul hopes to add sparkle to ‘Rags’

April 20, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As the story goes, when the musical “Rags” opened in 1986 on Broadway, its arrival and departure was swift. The show lasted all of four performances after a dozen and half  previews in this incarnation. The show, with compositions by Charles Strouse (“Annie”), lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”), and book…

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Music listings, starting April 22

April 20, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 23 OTHER ‘PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION.’ 8 p.m. Waterbury Symphony. NVCC, 57 Chase Parkway, Waterbury. $40. BRISTOL THE CHAPARRALS. 7 to 11 p.m. Country rock and music from the 1950s and 1960s. St. Gregory Parish Bristol, CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Ave., Bristol. BYOB and bring your own snacks. Set-ups provided. Selection of sodas…

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