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Apple Harvest Festival adds new features for visitors

August 24, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER No time is being wasted in the makings of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, especially with the addition of a lot of new features and exciting components. The 48th annual event is sure to please all ages with its food, arts and crafts, parade, vendors, and more. Festival Coordinator Jim…

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Triano named first female president for UNICO

August 24, 2016
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SO President Triano 2016

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Town Council member Rev. Victoria Triano holds a new title in Southington: UNICO President.  Her title is especially noteworthy because it is the first time in the club’s history that a female was appointed the position. The UNICO Club of…

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Obituary: Richard John ‘Dick’ Perlot, 71

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Richard Perlot

After a short battle with cancer, Richard John (“Dick”) Perlot died on August 21, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (“Betty”) Perlot; his daughters, Kara (Jonathan) Brasfield of Southington and Kristen…

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Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Donald Geis, 77

August 24, 2016
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Obit - James Geis

James “Jim” Donald Geis of Southington CT and Oro Valley AZ died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday August 20, 2016.  He was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. Born on September 19, 1938 he was one of 5 boys born to…

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Obituary: Anne L. Petracca, 91

August 24, 2016
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Anne L. Petracca, 91, passed away at home on August 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Petracca. Born April 12, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Angela (Canterella) Mangano. Anne lived in New…

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Obituary: Arthur ‘Sparky’ D’Agostino Jr., 48

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Arthur D'Agostino Jr

Arthur “Sparky” D’Agostino Jr., 48, of Plainville, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was born Sept. 9, 1967 in Southington. He was a graduate of Southington High School.  He had worked for Waste Management for 20 years…

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Park View Drive burglars caught by police

August 24, 2016
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Nolan Sorber

Police arrested one man and two minors for breaking into vehicles and sheds in the area of Park View Drive after receiving reports from area residents. On Aug. 21, at approximately 5:25 a.m., police received reports of three suspicious males looking into vehicles, and the witness…

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Taking a walk in the linear park

August 24, 2016
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SP Rails2Trails-Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty

The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a stroll on the trail. Photos…

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Southington boy tees it up at TPC

August 24, 2016
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SP Matthew Luponio

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Luponio hit the golf course for the thrill of a lifetime when he teed it up with some of golf’s elite players at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. The youngster from Plantsville was one of 36 young golfers selected to participate in the…

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