Masuk softball team wins in grand fashion

MONROE, CT — Masuk High’s softball team improved to 3-0 with a pair of nonconference wins in as many days, crushing visiting Fairfield Warde 13-0 in a five-inning mercy-rule contest on Friday, then beating Waterford 4-1 on the road Saturday.…

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Monroe voters to decide on $104.1 million town budget, a 1.91% tax hike

MONROE, CT — Taxpayers will decide on a $104.1 million town budget proposal for fiscal year 2024-25 with a 1.91 percent increase in the tax rate when they go to the polls during the referendum at St. Jude School on May 7. The Board of Finance unanimously approved the spending plan at its meeting Thursday night. “I feel this is one of the best budgets we have put out to the voters,” Chairman Michael Manjos said. “With an increase in taxes of just over 1.9 percent, I feel it’s a reasonable increase based on a growing school population and inflation.”…

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Speed Networking: When networking isn’t fast enough

Throughout history, embedded reporters have bravely immersed themselves within military units at times of war to share unique perspectives with the public. I decided to do something a little less dangerous and cover a Speed Networking event in Monroe as a participant, so The Sun’s readers can get a first-hand account of my experience. The Monroe and Greater Valley chambers of commerce teamed up with Power Network to host the 11th Annual Speed Networking event at Whitney Farms on Wednesday evening. Armed with a thick stack of business cards and a killer elevator speech, I was going in. Hi, I’m…

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Masuk softball squad improves to 5-0

MONROE, CT — Masuk High’s softball team finished off a 5-0 start to the season against non-conference opponents with a pair of hard-fought wins, defeating visiting Southington 2-1 on April 9 and host Cheshire 10-6 on April 13. In both games, Julia Bacoulis was a strikeout machine fanning 17 Southington batters and 15 Cheshire players. Against Southington Grace Ely went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo home run in the sixth inning. Natalie Lieto went 2-for-3 with a single and a double. Madison Aguirre went 1-for-2 with a double. Bacoulis and Sofia Lieto each…

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