2015 looks to be the year of Sarah Barrios

February 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Connecticut singer Sarah Barrios has been on a tear this past year. Last year, she won Best New Act of The Year at The New England Music Awards. She is now nominated for Best Female Performer of The Year (voting ends March 1). She traveled to audition for “American Idol.”…

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Brumback proposal requests a Public Works director

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER At the last Public Works meeting, Town Manager Gary Brumback discussed restructuring the Public Works department in Southington to create a Director of Public Works. The move is a reaction to Highway Superintendent Steve Wlodkowski retiring in the next couple of months. Brumback shared his recommendation that the highway superintendent…

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Southington Western Little League makes the jump to wooden bats

February 13, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington West Little League will be switching from aluminum bats to wood bats for the upcoming season for safety purposes and also to add more challenge to the game. The board of Southington West Little League voted 10 to 5 in support of the change. Skip Griffin, President of…

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BOE holds legislative breakfast for hot topic issues

February 13, 2015
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Southington Public Schools Director of Business and Finance Sherri DiNello addresses a question to Southington’s state legislators at a Board of Education breakfast on Thursday, Feb. 5.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education, along with State Senator Joe Markley, State Rep. Leader Joe Aresimowicz, State Rep. Rob Sampson and State Rep. Dave Zoni, sat down with students, teachers, administrators, and members of the community on Thursday, Feb. 5 for the Southington Legislative Breakfast to discuss public policy priorities…

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The bloom of love (for jazz)

February 13, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the Nutmeg State, if you’re looking for jazz on the radio, you’d have to engage in a scavenger hunt amoung the schedule of college radio stations or public radio to find someone dipping into the canon of classic jazz for an hour or two… typically in the late night…

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Commentary: How did they do that? Public speaking isn’t easy

February 13, 2015
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lindsay carey (web)

I’m the type of person that takes a little while to warm up and feel comfortable being myself. I’ve always been this way, somewhat guarded. Two of my best friends, who are also sisters, were always known for being reserved as well. I met my friends Renee and Stacy when I was around twelve. They…

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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

February 13, 2015
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Gymnasts break 140 barrier

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER CHESHIRE—Flowers were exchanged and pictures were taken by parents, families, and friends. The seniors gave their coach big hugs, revisiting the recollections of success they have built together throughout their four years. Saturday night, Feb. 7 was senior night for the Lady Knights gymnastics team at the C.A.T.S. Gymnastics Center in…

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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

February 12, 2015
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Knights score perfect week; win back-to-back contests and 5 of last 10

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER If you’re looking for a place that has buzzer-beating shots and last-second miracles, then the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium at Southington High School is the place to go. The Blue Knights boys basketball team rallied for their first perfect week with a pair of buzzer beating wins at home. Thursday night,…

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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

February 12, 2015
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Blue Knight trio sign NCAA Division I Football Letters of Intent

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Click. Click. Flash. Flash. Cameras snapped pictures, capturing the smiles that filled the room. Audio recorders surrounded the blue helmet with the big “S” that sat on the table next to a football. The pens were out and they were ready to sign. Wednesday, Feb. 4 was the NCAA’s initial signing…

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