Author: mchaiken

Foundation elects officers, board members

The Main Street Community Foundation elected officers and two new board members at its annual meeting on March 17. Officers elected to serve for the 2017-2019 term are: John D. Scarritt, chairman; Michael Brault, vice chair; Valerie DePaolo,  secretary; Marguerite…

Obituaries: Beatrice Salvatore

  Beatrice (Mastrianni) Salvatore, 101, widow of Leopardo “Leo” J. Salvatore, died on Saturday (March 18, 2017) at Ingraham Manor.  Beatrice was born in Southington on October 20, 1915 and was one of ten children of the late Antonio and…

Bono and the boys meet their symphony

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR For a band born in the age of punk, 1976, the concept of an evening of orchestral renditions of U2’s catalogue seems a bit incongruous. But after the rough and tumble guitar-bass-drums of their debut,…

Statewide travel ban begins at 5 a.m.

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has signed an order proclaiming a civil preparedness emergency in the State of Connecticut ahead of the major winter storm that is expected to impact the state on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. …

Girl Scout cookies have arrived

Girl Scout Cookies are here. Over the weekend, almost 2 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies were delivered to different sites across the state. Hundreds of volunteers and staff helped unload hundreds of thousands of cases of Girl Scout Cookies…