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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

March 15, 2019
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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Southington native Mike Forgione believes he has more coaching left in him. It just won’t be on the sideline with the Lady Knights girls basketball program. Forgione resigned last week after nine seasons and a 120-85 record. The Lady Knights had a difficult 5-15 season in 2018-19, one that Forgione…

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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

March 15, 2019
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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Southington native Mike Forgione believes he has more coaching left in him. It just won’t be on the sideline with the Lady Knights girls basketball program. Forgione resigned last week after nine seasons and a 120-85 record. The Lady Knights had a difficult 5-15 season in 2018-19, one that Forgione…

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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

March 15, 2019
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Girls Basketball: Mike Forgione steps down as Lady Knight hoops coach

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Southington native Mike Forgione believes he has more coaching left in him. It just won’t be on the sideline with the Lady Knights girls basketball program. Forgione resigned last week after nine seasons and a 120-85 record. The Lady Knights had a difficult 5-15 season in 2018-19, one that Forgione…

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Vendors cater to ‘time travelers’ at Brass Ring

March 15, 2019
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Vendors cater to ‘time travelers’ at Brass Ring

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Besides guests dressed in goggles and Victoriana; besides tea time; and besides polite 19th century dancing, the Brass Ring Academy and Cabaret welcomed a variety of vendors to entice visitors to the New England Carousel Museum on Saturday. For the day, there were all manners of things Steampunk-related filling the…

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Hit the floor, soldier

March 15, 2019
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Hit the floor, soldier

Bristol Central High School hosted a fundraiser called ‘Push-ups for Patriots’ Friday. Volunteers did 10 push-ups or sit-ups every minute and raised monies for the Semper Fi Fund for Veterans. Former Bristol Central student Nick Osuch, left, teacher/coach Juan Quintero, and teacher Ryan Broderick do their part for the cause. Photo by JANELLE MORELLI

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Council prohibits under-aged vaping sales

March 14, 2019
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Council prohibits under-aged vaping sales

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Southington Town Council passed an ordinance that would raise the age of purchase for tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarette products, to 21. The vote passed 8-1 with Mike Riccio (R) casting the dissenting vote. The original ordinance text was altered slightly after a motion made by councilor Tom…

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Council prohibits under-aged vaping sales

March 14, 2019
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Council prohibits under-aged vaping sales

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Southington Town Council passed an ordinance that would raise the age of purchase for tobacco products, including vaping and e-cigarette products, to 21. The vote passed 8-1 with Mike Riccio (R) casting the dissenting vote. The original ordinance text was altered slightly after a motion made by councilor Tom…

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Council gains public input on 2018-19 budget

March 14, 2019
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Council gains public input on 2018-19 budget

TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER The Plainville Council held a public hearing in conjunction with the Board of Education, in order to gain public opinion on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-20. The proposed budget is $62,238,104, an approximately $2.2 million (3.63 percent) increase over the 2018-19 budget. The majority of the budget would be…

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WWII veteran receives honor

March 14, 2019
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WWII veteran receives honor

On Saturday at the Bristol Public Library, veteran Tony Sileo received the Order of Saint Maurice award from the National Infantry Association. Sileo, who is a member of the association, is a World War II veteran who with the 10th Mountain Division. The Order of Saint Maurice was established in 1996 in the pattern of…

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WWII veteran receives honor

March 14, 2019
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WWII veteran receives honor

On Saturday at the Bristol Public Library, veteran Tony Sileo received the Order of Saint Maurice award from the National Infantry Association. Sileo, who is a member of the association, is a World War II veteran who with the 10th Mountain Division. The Order of Saint Maurice was established in 1996 in the pattern of…

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