Kennedy cancels Friday classes to mourn teacher

April 21, 2016
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Joseph George Cipollini

Southington Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan announced that Friday classes have been suspended so that faculty, staff, and students can attend and participate in funeral services for Joseph George Cipollini. The Kennedy teacher died on Tuesday at the age of 62. Cipollini spent his entire career in Southington Public Schools as a teacher of sciences…

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Registration is underway for Ben’s Fun Run

April 21, 2016
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Running (young kids)

Registration is underway for a Ben’s Run Run, a unique one-mile cross country race for boys and girls in grade 4 and 5 to be held on Saturday, May 28 at YMCA Camp Sloper. The race is sponsored by YMCA Camp Sloper and Ben Was Here, Inc, will host Ben’s Fun Run, and offers young…

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1 author, 6 presidents, and 60 readers

April 21, 2016
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Daivd Pietrusza, author of "1920: The Year of the Six Presidents" hosts a book discussion at the Southington Public Library on April 11.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A room full of readers and history buffs were able to pick the brain of author and historian David Pietrusza last week, during a book discussion at the Southington Public Library. Pietrusza added a unique wrinkle during the second discussion of a four-part “Path to the Presidency Series” that began in March.…

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Obituary: Larry Bertola, 71

April 21, 2016
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Obit - Larry Bertola

Larry Bertola, 71, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General. He was the husband of the late Pamela (Mack) Bertola. Born September 29, 1944 in New Britain he was the son of the late Lorenzo Bertola and Angelina (Vernale) Crane. Larry retired from Local Union 40…

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Girls tennis is on a roll

April 21, 2016
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Natalia Gimenez tracks down a shot during a win over Mercy.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER While the Lady Knights escaped South Windsor (1-1) with a 4-3 victory off of strong doubles play last week, it was the singles players that experienced a much tougher time. The Knights fine-tuned their game, made some adjustments, and got back on track by dropping just one match in two victories…

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Luck runs out in Avon; Long road trip continues

April 21, 2016
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Baseball 1

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (3-1) continued their eight-game road stretch and went 2-1 over the week. Extra inning win The Knights jumped out to a commanding 7-0 lead after the third inning, but it took extra innings to put away Conard on April 11. The Chieftains cut the deficit to four runs…

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Girls lose twice on the road

April 21, 2016
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Girls Lacrosse

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After drawing the curtains to the 2016 season with a reassuring, 10-point home win over Bristol Co-op (0-2), the Lady Knights (1-2) fell twice in two road games. One of those games came down to the final minutes. Edged by Berlin Southington set out for Sage Park in Berlin (2-2) on…

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Southington resident competes in national oratorical contest

April 20, 2016
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Southington’s Jennifer Magnoli, a student at Mercy High School, displays her certificate of distinction for competing at the American Legion National Oratorical Contest.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Jennifer Magnoli has recited the same 1,500 words more times than she can count.  For months, the 15-year-old has been practicing her prepared oration, getting ready for the final speech competition of the season. Given the broad topic of “The Constitution,” Magnoli wrote three pages on what the Constitution means to her…

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Open Space Committee, residents, tour Crescent Lake

April 20, 2016
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UConn educator Thomas Worthley speaks to local residents and members of the Open Space Committee on April 16 to discuss the timber harvest project at Crescent Lake.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Open Space Committee (OSC) and local residents met at Crescent Lake on Saturday morning to tour an area that is being targeted for timber harvest and forest management. The 200-acre Crescent Lake land parcel, located on Shuttle Meadow Road, was one of the first open space properties purchased by…

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