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Obituary: Don Michael Emond, 63

September 27, 2018
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Obituary: Don Michael Emond, 63

Don Michael Emond, age 63, of Southington, passed away peacefully on September 20th after a courageous 3 year fight with glioblastoma. Don was born on August 12, 1955 to Gilbert and Marilyn Emond. He attended Southington High School and graduated with the class ‘73. He was a free spirit and talented artist with the gift…

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Pollinator garden unveiled on the rail-trail

September 27, 2018
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Pollinator garden unveiled on the rail-trail

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Southington’s rail-trail has a brand new, bright and colorful pollinator garden, designed and built by students from Kelley Elementary School’s Art for a Cause club. The garden, which sits right behind the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA, was dedicated to the Town of Southington on Sunday at a ribbon cutting ceremony. The…

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Blue Knights win ‘best overall effect’

September 27, 2018
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Blue Knights win ‘best overall effect’

The Southington Blue Knights Marching Band took the field at Naugatuck High School Saturday evening. The BKMB faced their fellow Class VI bands Trumbull High School and Norwalk High School and experienced their first real competition of the season.  Southington earned an 84.525 and won “best overall effect” caption award. They placed third by only…

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Apple Harvest Festival gala: Crowning the Queen

September 26, 2018
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Apple Harvest Festival gala: Crowning the Queen

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Southington High School senior and year-two Apple Harvest Festival hostess, Bianca Spataro, was crowned as the 2018 Apple Harvest Festival Queen during the host/hostess ceremony portion of the annual Gala. The first runner up was Asami Castellano, and the second runner up was Emma Wojcicki. Spataro is no stranger to…

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Girls Volleyball: Wins pile up for the Knights and their coach

September 26, 2018
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Girls Volleyball: Wins pile up for the Knights and their coach

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Southington girls volleyball team has made it through three big tests in a row, including two over the past week. With big wins over RHAM and Farmington, the Lady Knights are off to a strong, 6-0, start. The Lady Knights started with a stunning 3-0 blanking of RHAM on…

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Football: Turnovers still the story in Manchester victory

September 26, 2018
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Football: Turnovers still the story in Manchester victory

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Southington football scored a touchdown off a Jacob Drena pass to Carter Uhlman on its first offensive drive of a Sept. 21 game against Manchester at Manchester High School. Things got even better for the Blue Knights when an interception on the first Indian possession was returned for a touchdown.…

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Girls Soccer: Lady Knights battle through their wins…and loss

September 26, 2018
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Girls Soccer: Lady Knights battle through their wins…and loss

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights didn’t go quietly. After the girls soccer team rallied to a convincing 2-0 win over Manchester on Sept. 17 at rainy Fontana Field, they took a perennial power down to the wire before succumbing on the road. Southington lost their first game of the season, but the…

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Hall of Fame – Leading the revolution: Hank Papale was the first general of the air raid attack

September 21, 2018
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Hall of Fame – Leading the revolution: Hank Papale was the first general of the air raid attack

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Hank Papale was the spark that ignited the revolutionary Southington football “air raid” offense installed by head coach Jude Kelly and offensive coordinator Frank Stamilio. Actually, the right-handed quarterback was much more than a spark. “Hank Papale was the George Washington of the revolution,” said Kelly, a Southington Sports Hall…

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Hall of Fame – Leading the revolution: Hank Papale was the first general of the air raid attack

September 21, 2018
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Hall of Fame – Leading the revolution: Hank Papale was the first general of the air raid attack

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Hank Papale was the spark that ignited the revolutionary Southington football “air raid” offense installed by head coach Jude Kelly and offensive coordinator Frank Stamilio. Actually, the right-handed quarterback was much more than a spark. “Hank Papale was the George Washington of the revolution,” said Kelly, a Southington Sports Hall…

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