Track sets their sights on the postseason

May 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington broke another school record and qualified more athletes for the Class LL meet when they competed in their third weekend invitational and final dual meet of the 2016 season this past week. Southington competed at the 85th annual Hartford Invitational at Simsbury High School on Saturday, May 14. The Lady…

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Local roofer supports ‘No Roof Left Behind’

May 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A local roofing company is looking to help families in Hartford and New Haven counties keep a roof over their head for the coming year. V. Nanfito Roofing and Siding, LLC., Meriden, will be taking part in the nationwide “No Roof Left Behind” program. Homeowners in need of a new roof or…

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Boys Tennis battles the heart of the CCC schedule

May 18, 2016
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Mike Balaoing drives a serve across the net during a match against NW Catholic.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Each win was followed by a loss, but the Blue Knight tennis team survived the heart of the conference schedule. The Knights out-lasted Conard, 4-3, before falling to Simsbury, 6-1. Southington rebounded with a 7-0 sweep against NW Catholic before falling to Glastonbury, 5-2. Coach Tony Mauro said that the team…

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Immaculate Conception Church rallies around 4-year-old

May 18, 2016
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A pasta dinner fundraiser for Nicholas Kelly will be held on June 12 at Immaculate Conception Church.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nicholas Kelly is a four-year-old Southington resident who suffers from Angelman Syndrome (AS), a rare neurological genetic disorder that affects only 1 in 15,000. Nicholas’ condition causes him frequent seizures, and prevents him from speaking or walking independently. The four-year-old has a packed schedule of back-to-back therapies to aid his physical and…

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Girls lacrosse is eliminated

May 18, 2016
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Addie Kilgore leads a Southington attack during a loss to Hall.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (2-11) were eliminated from the postseason after suffering two losses last week, but Southington coach Jill Pomposi said that the team is still looking to finish out the regular season strong to provide growth and varsity experience for next year’s team. “We just want to play our game,…

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Boys lacrosse team clinches tourney

May 18, 2016
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Jake Testa avoids a defender during a loss to Glastonbury. Despite the setback, the Knights clinched a postseason berth last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights qualified for the Class L tournament with a win over the week, but as Southington coach Ron Chase explains, there is still a lot of work to be done before the regular season concludes. “We made the playoffs, but we’re not competing in the big games,” the coach…

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Softball knocks off 3 more in their quest for No.1

May 18, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights (14-1) swept three games last week, but as the No. 2 team in Class LL fights for the top seed, Southington coach Davina Hernandez said that she has been noticing a strong progression. “I think the tournament is in the back of a lot of people’s minds,” she…

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Southington benefits from CCM budget conference

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington officials joined 70 members of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) at a conference on May 10 to discuss the state budget. The conference preceded a May 12 special session of the Connecticut General Assembly and focused on helping municipalities across the state navigate budget cuts. Town Manager Garry Brumback and…

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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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