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Brett Longobucco. Making a difference in the Big Apple

By, JOHN TORSIELLO Torrington native Brett Longobucco has always enjoyed the concept of sports training. “It goes back all the way to my playing days,” said the 29-year-old who now lives in Cortland Manor, New York. “The push to challenge yourself to step out of your comfort zone with the intent to improve and take …

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Celebrating “Princess of Pearl” and all the rescues at SBF Rescue

There she stands in her stall at Stoney Brook Farm (SBF) Animal Rescue in Harwinton, looking calm, well cared for and enjoying life after racing. Jupiter, AKA Princess of Pearl as she was known on the racetrack, has noble lineage. Very noble actually. She is the great granddaughter of the legendary Secretariat, winner of the …

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Thoughts From The Desk of Mr. Gaff.

TORRINGTON: As I prepare to roll up my sleave for the second Covid-19 vaccine later today, I am reminded that while this should protect me (after two weeks) from getting something that I have tried my best to avoid, I won’t be letting my guard down anytime too soon. Nobody should have getting Covid on …

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Harnessing the Power of Positive. Tim Gaffney Explains How It All Got Started.

My Journey Back in high school, I played soccer and ran cross country at Washingtonville High School. I was a Wizard. No kidding, pre-Harry Potter, we had the Wizards in this Orange County, New York hamlet. Located in a beautiful part of New York State, close enough to the Big Apple for frequent visits, far …

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40 Years of People, Games and Moments. Rick Wilson Reflects

He pushed the lever and the wheelchair started off bearing the broken body leaving me and perhaps Roxy Campanella as well to marvel at the vaulting human spirit imprisoned yet free in the noble wreckage of the athlete in the dazzling palace of the man.”                                                                 Roger Kahn on Roy Campanella in `The Boys of …

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A Journey from Water Street to Storrs and Beyond Patrick Tiscia Reflects

For nearly nineteen years now, I have been in the sports media industry, working in newspapers, magazines, web sites, television, and radio. You name it, I’ve basically done it. This industry is one that requires a lot of holidays and weekends away from family and it’s not lucrative, despite the fact you are surrounded by …

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Torrington A Community with a Heart The Luke Pepper Story

By Luke Pepper Torrington, Connecticut. A town that has been called down and out and past it’s prime for so many years. Those who make those statements don’t understand the great community that resides within this town’s borders. Being born at Charlotte Hungerford in 1995 and subsequently being diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, nothing means more …

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Strat- O-Matic and an Old Typewriter Lead to a Life Covering Sports

BY, JOHN TORSIELLO My lifelong love affair with sports started in a small, cozy living room in my parents’ and grandparents’ home on a quiet back street in Torrington long ago. Some of my first memories were watching the Army-Navy football game on a black and white television along with my father. I must have …

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Gaffney’s Take from the May edition of the LCS Magazine

Gaffney’s Take “Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s …

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Olson and Sanson – Their story from the LCS Magazine

BRISTOL – Wally Olson is one of those people that has you thinking maybe time kind of gave him a pass. At the very least for the octogenarian, age is truly but a number. On a rather bone-chilling early Monday recently you could find the 81-year- old Olson at the Bristol Sports Amory helping former …

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The Heroes Edition of the LCS Magazine. How to get a copy of this tribute to front line workers.

The Heroes Edition of the LCS Magazine A Salute to the men and women on the front lines of the Covod-19 fight. We have created a tribute magazine that will highlight the sacrifice, dedication and devotion the brave individuals display each and every day. This special edition will be free to current subscribers as a …

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