Field hockey drops 2 at home

September 22, 2016
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Lauren Graef leads a fast break during a hard-fought loss to Glastonbury.

After beginning their season with a 2-0 victory on the road at Windsor, the Lady Knight field hockey team had a rough homecoming with a pair of tough losses. The Knights hosted top-five Glastonbury in their home opener on Tuesday, Sept. 13, but were blanked, 3-0. The Tomahawks scored a pair of goals in the…

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Third game’s the charm

September 22, 2016
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Rylee Van Epps leads a rush past midfield during a loss to Simsbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The third time was the charm for the Lady Knights as the girls soccer team earned its first win of the season in Bloomfield. Southington lost hard-fought games to Conard and Simsbury to open the season, but Southington coach Mike Linehan said that the team is progressing as a team…

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Cross country teams split with Warriors at home opener

September 22, 2016
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Mark Murdy puts some distance between himself and the pack during a duel meet against Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There were no personal bests recorded through the humid, 80 degree dual meet, but Southington runners graced the top of the podium in both races when the Knights split with Hall at YMCA Camp Sloper on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Isabella Scalise (22:53) paced the Lady Knights to a comfortable 22-38…

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Knights steamroll Simsbury

September 22, 2016
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Vance Upham breaks through the backfield during a lopsided rout in Simsbury on Friday.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Vance Upham received the handoff as the offensive line collapsed quickly around him. A tackler tried to wrap him up in the backfield, but Upham bounced off him like a super ball. The Blue Knight running back hit the open gap and charged down the sidelines for a 75-yard score,…

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Retired officer recognized for work with cadets

September 22, 2016
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At the September Police Commission Police Meeting, Retired Officer George Trostel was honored with a proclamation by the Southington Board of Police Commissioners for his work with the Southington police Explorer/Cadet Post. Trostel began his work as a Supernumerary officer in the post and then stayed on as a civilian adviser after his retirement. During…

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London’s calling for a Southington dancer

September 22, 2016
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JFK Middle School dancer Bridget Stevens will be traveling to London for international dance training. (Submitted photo)

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bridget Stevens’ story began in Southington, took a detour to Poughkeepsie, and eventually landed in Los Angeles. And her story will continue next year in London. Bridget, a 13-year-old student at Kennedy Middle School, will be traveling to London, U.K. next year to dance and take classes. Bridget’s journey though…

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Regional health needs, survey results discussed at community forum

September 22, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain (CFGNB), the Hospital for Special Care, and the Hospital of Central Connecticut hosted a community health needs forum and exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 13 to discuss the results from a recent community survey. CFGNB program and scholarship associate Kaylah Smith said, “This is…

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Saucier named as Grand Marshal of the Apple Harvest parade

September 21, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Recently retired Youth Services Director Sue Saucier has been named the Grand Marshal for this year’s Apple Harvest Festival Parade by the Apple Harvest Festival Executive Committee. “Sue is the perfect person,” AHF co-chair Cheryl Lounsbury said in a press release. Saucier said that Town Councilman Tom Lombardi called her…

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United Way kicks off 2016 annual campaign

September 21, 2016
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Jack Eisenmann addressed the gathering at the 2016 annual campaign kick-off breakfast.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Sept. 14, members of the community gathered to kick off the United Way of Southington annual campaign. The kick-off breakfast at Manor Inn in Plantsville, was designed to encourage organizations and individuals to get involved with the local United Way. United Way of Southington executive director Jack Eisenmann…

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