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Zoning allows A-frame sign program to elapse

August 1, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Planning & Zoning Commission has recently decided to let a six-month pilot program on A-frame signs elapse. Business owners are no longer allowed to use the signs along the roadway, though it is still legal to use them in places away from the road, like internal sidewalks. “We felt that…

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A season on the brink; Legion is one win away from the state finals

July 31, 2013
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A season on the brink; Legion is one win away from the state finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marc Verderame didn’t try to conceal his grin as reporters swarmed around his players at Fuessenich Field in Torrington. He laughed as one player tried to interrupt his teammate’s post game interview with a good natured joke. He nodded his head with satisfaction as he listened to the interview unfold…

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Local woman looks to collect back to school items

July 31, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A local woman has set an ambitious goal: Stuff 30 new backpacks with various back to school items. For the last few years, WBFF Pro Allyson Genovese has partnered with the local community to sponsor the Backpack Challenge for Underprivileged Children. Two years ago, she was able to collect two backpacks…

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Southington’s all-American boy; Zac Murillo places 2nd at national wrestling meet in Fargo, ND

July 28, 2013
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Southington’s all-American boy; Zac Murillo places 2nd at national wrestling meet in Fargo, ND

By John Goralski Sports Writer Zac Murillo grabbed hold of his first opponent, drove him into the mat, and rolled him over and over like an alligator in a death spiral. In each of his first four bouts in the national spotlight the Southington wrestler rolled, flipped, and turned his opponent as officials tried to…

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Another walk down memory lane; The Southington Sports Hall of Fame announces the Class of 2013

July 27, 2013
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SOUTHINGTON—The wait is over. The list is out, and the Southington Sports Hall of Fame selection committee is already championing the Class of 2013. Once again, it features professional players, college all-Americans, and Southington High School record holders. Once again, it reads like a Who’s Who of Southington sports. They represent 10 different sports and…

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Milldale train depot finds new life as a museum

July 27, 2013
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Milldale train depot finds new life as a museum

By Ed Harris Editor The Milldale train depot has recently reopened as a museum. The railroad line that once came through town is now Rails to Trails. Volunteers and officials have long sought to restore the train depot as an attraction for the people that utilize the trail. “It’s a passive historical site,” Town Attorney…

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Extending the play; Wayton Open spills into a 3rd week of competition

July 26, 2013
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Extending the play; Wayton Open spills into a 3rd week of competition

By John Goralski Sportswriter Matt Wayton slumped in a canvas chair and stared out at the empty courts. Nobody was in the bleachers. Nobody was warming up. The women’s doubles finalists were already making their way back to their cars, and his three weary volunteers were already breaking down tables and taking down signs. On…

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Democrats announce slate for

July 26, 2013
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Democrats announce slate for

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Democrats have announced their slate for November, a mixture of old and new faces. “I’m excited with the candidates we’re presenting,” said Robert Berkmoes, a member of the nominating committee. For Town Council the Democrats are running incumbents John Barry, Dawn Miceli and Christopher Palmieri. They are joined by…

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Republican announce slate for November elections

July 26, 2013
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Republican announce slate for November elections

by Ed Harris Editor The Republican slate for November features many familiar names and faces even though there is a bit of a shakeup at the top of the ticket. Four of the six incumbent Republican town councilors have decided against seeking reelection. The only incumbents running again are Cheryl Lounsbury and Stephanie Urillo. Council…

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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

July 26, 2013
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Mary DeCroce is named festival Grand Marshal

By Ed Harris Editor Mary DeCroce is hoping to take the Batmobile for a ride in the upcoming Apple Harvest Festival parade. DeCroce, a well known community volunteer, was recently selected as the Grand Marshal for the parade. Her duties will include leading off the parade, and her family hopes it will be in the…

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