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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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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

July 25, 2013
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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

By John Goralski Sports Writer Brett Susi stopped halfway to second base and stared at the catcher to try to draw the throw. In the delay, Zac Susi slipped into third base and watched carefully for a chance to head home. Willimantic’s catcher seemed confused as Southington runners toyed with him like a kitten with…

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Italian-American Festival takes over Center Street

July 25, 2013
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Italian-American Festival takes over Center Street

By Ed Harris Editor The Italian-American Festival returns to Center Street this weekend. The three-day street festival, managed by the Sons of Italy and the Southington chapter of UNICO, aims to carry on the customs and traditions of the Italian culture. “It’s a gathering of friends,” said Bill Della Vecchia, who co-chairs the festival with…

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Health district warns of West Nile Virus

July 24, 2013
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The Plainville-Southington Regional Health District is warning about West Nile Virus. Last year ranked as the second worst year for reported cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the United States. Connecticut reported 21 cases, with 12 of those cases being the severe type that can cause encephalitis. An interesting fact regarding all the Connecticut…

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Southington High School announces fourth quater honor roll

July 24, 2013
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Southington High School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 12, First Honors: Bryan John Adie, Kristina Rose Albiach, Nicole Giovanna Albini, Rebecca Lynn Allard, Katherine Ann Amnott, Monika  Arbaciauskaite, Howard Jerome Asal, Elise Nicole Bean, Ethan Christian Beaudoin, Sabrina  Boodley, Alex Mark Borofsky, Ben Zalenski Boucher, Billie-Jo Ann Bradley, Samantha…

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DePaolo announces fourth quarter honor roll

July 24, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Robert Adamo, Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon,…

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