Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

February 7, 2014
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Girls clinch tournament; Lady Knights still have hopes for home game

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Middletown defender managed to get her hands on the basketball, and it launched a Blue Dragon fast break in the waning minutes of the opening half. Middletown’s guard sprinted the length of the floor with nobody in front of her. But as she skipped toward the basket for an…

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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

February 7, 2014
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Still something to prove; Lincoln College is riding an 8-game win streak

By John Goralski Sports Writer A trio of Wildcats were flirting with 10 points by the end of the first half. By the end of the game, all but two of Lincoln’s players were in double digits. The two that didn’t had scored nine points apiece. On Saturday, Feb. 1, fans packed the Bristol Eastern…

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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

February 6, 2014
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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

A Southington man has been arrested after Plainville police said he had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13-years-old. According to a press release Luis M. Maldonado, 32, of 14 John St., Southington was arrested at his home for first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Because the…

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Best Buddies receives donation

February 6, 2014
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Best Buddies receives donation

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Best Buddies Club at Southington High School fosters one-to-one friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities. From bowling and mini golf to holiday parties and dances to athletic events, members of the Best Buddies Club at the high School take part in a variety of different activities with…

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Saturday snow is also a possibility, says AccuWeather

February 5, 2014
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Saturday snow is also a possibility, says AccuWeather

More snow could be a problem on Saturday, but if it does snow it could preclude a bigger storm on Sunday to Monday, says AccuWeather. AccuWeather.com reports a new player has emerged on the weather maps and has a chance at bringing a period of snow from parts of Virginia to southeastern New England on Saturday. There…

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Gov. to second shift state employees: You should stay home, too

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as non-essential to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 05, in response to winter storm conditions across the state.  State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance. “After consulting with my emergency management team, I’ve decided…

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Miss Connecticut asks residents to give blood in Feb.

February 5, 2014
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American Red Cross is partnering with the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Corporation and Miss Connecticut 2013 Kaitlyn Tarpey, the former Miss Southington, to sponsor a Blood Donation Challenge during the month of February to help raise awareness about the need for blood during this critical time of year. Since the beginning of January, a press release…

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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

February 5, 2014
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It’s a ‘mess,’ says AccuWeather

AccuWeather boils down the weather situation pretty succinctly, it’s a mess all over. AccuWeather.com reports another winter storm is blasting through the Midwest and Northeast, following quickly on the heels of Monday’s weather mess. Roads are a mess and travel is difficult at best from Chicago to as far eastward as Boston. More than 6 inches…

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Governor: ‘Stay home’

February 5, 2014
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in response to winter storm conditions across the state, according to a press release from his office. The impact on second-shift employees will be evaluated later in the day. State employees are encouraged…

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