Posts Tagged ‘ American Legion ’

Town thanks its local veterans

November 14, 2013
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Town thanks its local veterans

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For veteran Edison Occhi, the Korean War continues to serve as a vivid memory full of heartache and pain. He served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, and enlisted at the age of 17-and-half after attending trade school. From September 1950 to January 1952, he fought during the Korean…

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Just missed; Postseason rally falls short of a state title

August 9, 2013
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Just missed; Postseason rally falls short of a state title

By John Goralski Sports Writer Two days after Southington’s Cinderella run came to an end on the Stamford baseball field, Coach Marc Verderame was found sitting by himself in the bleachers looking out at the high school field. What could he have been done differently? What more could he have asked for from his players?…

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A season on the brink; Legion is one win away from the state finals

July 31, 2013
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A season on the brink; Legion is one win away from the state finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marc Verderame didn’t try to conceal his grin as reporters swarmed around his players at Fuessenich Field in Torrington. He laughed as one player tried to interrupt his teammate’s post game interview with a good natured joke. He nodded his head with satisfaction as he listened to the interview unfold…

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Legion falls short of Zone I title; Post 72 gets edged by Avon in the final week of the season

July 19, 2013
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Legion falls short of Zone I title; Post 72 gets edged by Avon in the final week of the season

By John Goralski Sports Writer The first game against Avon was an extra-inning contest that began on July 3 and ended on July 12. The second contest saw a 3-0 Southington lead evaporate in a flurry of miscues and errors. Southington posted an 8-4 victory in the third game, but it was too late. American…

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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

July 18, 2013
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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

By Vanessa Stevens Contributor A Southington Police officer and two members of the Southington American Legion won awards at the recent Connecticut American Legion annual convention. The awards were presented to Southington Police Sergeant Keith Egan, Post Adjutant Dennis Bureaugard and Post Chaplain Hank Lucas. Founded by Congress in 1919, the veteran’s organization now has…

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Great expectations; Legion baseball hopes to build on recent success

June 21, 2013
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Great expectations; Legion baseball hopes to build on recent success

by John Goralski Sports Writer Coach Marc Verderame studied his players as they loosened up before a double-header with Torrington on Sunday, June 16. Most American Legion baseball teams already have a week or two of competition under their belts. For Verderame, this seemed more like a tryout than an opening day for the summer…

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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

February 21, 2013
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Youth earns hero award from American Legion Auxiliary

DePaolo Middle School student Jeremy Spooner was recently presented with an American Legion Auxiliary Youth Hero Award for his actions in saving the life of his father in November 2011. Jeremy had learned the Heimlich maneuver in Health class and would end up using it on his father later that same day. On the fateful…

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