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DeVoe resigns from position after a week on the job

July 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor After a little more than a week on the job, Mark DeVoe has resigned from the position of Director of Planning and Community Development. According to his resignation letter, DeVoe’s last day was Friday, July 19. “Please accept my deep apologies for any inconvenience I may have caused you or the…

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Fragrances at Farmers Market

July 21, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
The farmers market is held on the Town Green, every Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m.

By Lisa Capobianco Correspondent Between summer squash, tomatoes, peach pies and cupcakes, the local farmers market sells a wide assortment of fresh produce on the town green.  But one local vendor sells a “skin-quenching” item: soap. Anneliese Dadras, a long-time resident of Southington, is the founder of her own soap-making business called “Bradley Mountain Soaps.” …

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All aboard the Sloper Express!

July 20, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Brett Rioual driving the train around Camp Sloper.

By Gayla Cawley Correspondent The kid-friendly Sloper Express mini-train has pulled into the Rossini Program station at YMCA Camp Sloper. The train’s name is a play on words using the camp’s name and the popular holiday movie, “The Polar Express.” Camp Director Mark Pooler said he got the idea when he was taking his family…

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Wayton Open holds court; Local tennis tournament attracts hundreds in 2013

July 19, 2013
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By John Goralski
Matt Wayton, center, and Gianna Gurga scramble to reschedule matches after a rain delay on Saturday, July 13. The 2013 Wayton Open has attracted over 200 participants to the charity competition.

By John Goralski Sports Writer When Matt Wayton opened registration for the 2013 Wayton Open tennis tournament, he wasn’t ready for anything that followed. Within a few days, he was deluged with entries. Over the next few weeks, they flooded into his home office in an endless stream of emails and phone calls. “It was…

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Legion falls short of Zone I title; Post 72 gets edged by Avon in the final week of the season

July 19, 2013
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By John Goralski
Joe Rivera swings for the fences during a 5-4 win over Bristol on Tuesday, July 9.

By John Goralski Sports Writer The first game against Avon was an extra-inning contest that began on July 3 and ended on July 12. The second contest saw a 3-0 Southington lead evaporate in a flurry of miscues and errors. Southington posted an 8-4 victory in the third game, but it was too late. American…

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Bradley to stay open; Emergency room use is increasing

July 19, 2013
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Bradley Memorial Hospital

By Ed Harris Editor Two officials from the Hospital of Central Connecticut attended a recent Town Council meeting to assure councilors and the public that Bradley Memorial Hospital was not closing. The officials were guests of Councilor Cheryl Lounsbury, who said she had heard rumors going around town that the hospital would be closing down.…

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The Gold Medal Gang; The 2005 Lady Knight gymnasts were the best in school history

July 19, 2013
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2005 CHRONICLE YEARBOOK COURTESY OF THE SOUTHINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The 2005 Lady Knight gymnastics team shattered state and national records on their way to a Class L championship, a State Open championship, and a New England title. The team launched a dynasty that raised the bar for Southington teams. Front, from left, Kelsie Straub, Nikki Salvatore, co-captain Kristen Rossi, co-captain Sara Stylinski, Kelsey Opozda, and Alysha Hill. Middle, Jackie Nadeau, co-captain Krissy Scarfo, Jennifer Roberts, Jessica Roberts, and Kelsey Boyce. Back, Kristy Dougan, Kelly Dougan, Shannon Strachel, Jessica Gianatti, Brittany Johnson, Yvette Mirando, Becca Wiltse, and Bonnie Tormay.

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the Lady Knights entered the Milford gym for the 2005 Class L championship meet, a hush descended upon the crowd. Gymnasts stopped their practice routines to get a better look at the team that had a stranglehold on the state’s sports headlines. Coaches stared. Officials laid down their pens…

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Southington Police Officer named Officer of the Year

July 18, 2013
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By Vanessa Stevens
Southington Police Sgt. Keith Egan, far left, was received the Connecticut American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at last week’s Connecticut American Legion convention.

By Vanessa Stevens Contributor A Southington Police officer and two members of the Southington American Legion won awards at the recent Connecticut American Legion annual convention. The awards were presented to Southington Police Sergeant Keith Egan, Post Adjutant Dennis Bureaugard and Post Chaplain Hank Lucas. Founded by Congress in 1919, the veteran’s organization now has…

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Summer Youth Theatre program announces schedule

July 18, 2013
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department has announced the season for the 2013 Summer Youth Theater program. The Spotlights program will present The Wiz on July 18, 19 and 20 at Southington High School.  The Wiz is a musical based on L. Frank Baum’s THE WIZARD OF OZ.  The film of the show featured Diana…

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Town seeks to upgrade its emergency response system

July 18, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are considering upgrading an  emergency response system that could help get word out during emergencies or issue town wide reminders for important events. At a recent Town Council meeting Town Manager Garry Brumback announced that the town was looking into purchasing an Everbridge system. Brumback said the purchase would…

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