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Time running short to register for Mum Parade

August 29, 2016
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The annual Mum Parade is less than a month away, and groups looking to march in this year’s parade are asked to submit their applications as soon as possible to ensure their spot. The due date for applications is Sept. 1. The parade will be held Sunday, Sept. 25, and this year’s theme is “Bristol…

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Bees stun Patriots

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Behind a five-run ninth inning, the Bees fought back to stun the Somerset Patriots 11-9 and walk away with the series win. The Game Changed When…:…Jake McGuiggan came up with a two out double with the bases loaded…

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Bees win over Patriots

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Michael Crouse’s RBI triple in the top of the tenth delivered the Bees to a 4-3 win over the Somerset Patriots to knot the series. The Game Changed When…:…Michael Crouse tripled home pinch-runner Anthony Hewitt with two outs…

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Bees rally falls short

August 29, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A ninth inning rally by the Bees fell just a run short as the Patriots took the series opener over the Bees 7-6. The Game Changed When…:…Patriots closer Jon Hunton, after allowing a one-out RBI single to Jon…

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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

August 29, 2016
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SO News - Michael Shanley scholarship

  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who died after a 22-month battle…

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Commentary: There is a cost for free speech

August 27, 2016
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

You may have seen some articles in the press recently regarding my refusal to accept an offer of settlement presented to me by the State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC). The proposed settlement is in regard to a complaint brought by my opponent concerning references I…

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Letter: Reader opposes Hartford mayor’s bailout request

August 27, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: Hartford’s Mayor Bronin recently published, “With Hartford In Fiscal Quagmire, Bronin Making A Case For Towns To Step Up” in the Hartford Courant on-line on Aug. 5. There are so many reasons why I don’t want to be part of the spending…

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Obituary: Richard E. Harwood, 84

August 26, 2016
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Richard E. Harwood, 84, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at home. He was marrried to Janet (Ohliger) for 59 years. The youngest of 10 children of George and Matilda (Fischer) Harwood, he was born and lived in Southington all of his life. Richard served in…

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Obituary: Louis Francis Meccariello, 91

August 26, 2016
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Obit - Louis Meccariello

Louis Francis Meccariello, 91, of Southington, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at home. He was born August 11, 1921 in Southington, the son of the late Domenic and Anna (Nardi) Meccariello. He had retired from Ideal Forging as a Foreman of Tool and Die…

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