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Public against Beecher Street proposal; Council tables decision until next meeting

September 12, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Local residents voiced their opinions Monday at a public hearing, opposing the potential sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the school system’s administrative offices. Nearly a dozen residents stood up to the podium before the Southington Town Council, rejecting the sale of 49 Beecher Street for $220,000…

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Teens ensure success of churches’ backpack project

September 10, 2013
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By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Two teenagers took the reins of a project that has been going on for 11 years that helps provide backpacks and school supplies to local students in need. Jack Murray, 15, of Bristol, and Megan Albert, 16 of Southington, raised funds from the parishioners at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in…

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CT’s Logan West is now a ‘retired’ princess

September 8, 2013
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CT’s Logan West is now a ‘retired’ princess

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor For the past year, Logan West was the princess of the world. Literally. The former Southington resident was crowned last year as Miss Teen USA 2012, a title which is part of the Miss Universe program. But Aug. 10, she crowned her successor and Logan finds herself a private citizen…

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Lincoln College builds athletic department; Deena Martinelli hired as cheerleading coach; Gina Prentiss as information director

September 7, 2013
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Lincoln College builds athletic department; Deena Martinelli hired as cheerleading coach; Gina Prentiss as information director

SOUTHINGTON—Director of Athletics Preston Beverly has been busy since his hiring last spring as Lincoln College of New England continues to build its athletic department. In recent years, the NJCAA Division III school has shown promise with their men’s basketball team, and the women’s basketball team has had varied levels of success. Former Bristol Eastern…

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2013 road race registration begins;

September 7, 2013
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2013 road race registration begins;

By John Goralski Sports Writer When John Myers took over as the Apple Harvest Road Race director, the annual 5-mile race attracted about 500 runners and a handful of workers. Over the last decade, that number has tripled. With armies of runners winding down by the finish line and legions of Little Fritters circling the…

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School officials pleased with test scores

September 7, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer School officials said they are pleased with the scores on the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMTs) and the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) for the 2012-2013 school year, and are ready to prepare for changes the exams will bring during the current school year. Students in grades three to eight take…

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Junior Miss Plantsville raises money for CT Children’s Medical Center

September 7, 2013
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Junior Miss Plantsville raises money for CT Children’s Medical Center

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Junior Miss Plantsville Aurianna Monteiro, along with Plantsville Outstanding teen Katerina Belales, held a walk-a-thon recently to raise money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Aurianna wanted to raise money for the medical center to say thank you for all their care and support when her sister three-year-old sister Ayva was…

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Back to the Future; Football has sights set on the postseason

September 6, 2013
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by John Goralski Sports Writer Gridiron officials released this year’s schedule and Coach Mike Drury was immediately deluged by a flood of voice mail and text messages. Opening day always brings excitement, but nothing like this. Last year, the Blue Knights spoiled Glastonbury’s bid for a perfect season with a miracle comeback in week six.…

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ESPN gives media look inside new digital center

September 6, 2013
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ESPN gives media look inside new digital center

By Kaitlyn Naples Staff Writer Last Wednesday, ESPN opened its doors to members of the media from around the country with a full day of discussions and tours of the campus, in particular, the network’s new digital center. The digital center is nearly 200,000 square feet and is the 19th building in the Bristol campus,…

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West Street business zone approved; Zoning works to protect homeowners

September 6, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the approval of plans for the West Street business zone development at a recent meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission has assured the public that it will continue to protect homeowners in the residential area while still working to bring in new businesses. “We tried to make this a…

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