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Police blotter for June 24

June 24, 2016
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Police blotter for June 24

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Thursday, June 9 through Monday, June 13: James D. Huntley, 23, of 12 River Rd., Unionville, was charged on June 9 with fifth degree larceny. Dennis David Dean, 45, of 177 Weston St., Hartford, was charged on June 10 with criminal attempt to commit…

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Locals head to North Carolina to compete

June 24, 2016
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Locals head to North Carolina to compete

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s outdoor track and field team sent nine athletes to compete in the 25th New Balance Nationals Outdoor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, N.C. from Friday, June 17 to Sunday, June 19. New Balance Nationals Outdoor “For me as a coach, I look for how…

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Legion picking up ground

June 24, 2016
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Southington’s Tyler Cyr against Simsbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington legion baseball team finished the week at .500 with three wins and three losses, but is starting to pick up ground on the rest of the league after a rough start. Although the team has been inconsistent through the first half of the season, Southington manager Marc Verderame…

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Business booming downtown

June 24, 2016
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Town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington with Town Manager Gerry Brumback, facing camera.

By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Each year, town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington. On their walk, they have an opportunity to exchange ideas for enhancing the area, suggest improvements, speak with local business owners and employees, and to see how things are…

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Sewage plan upgrade favored by council

June 24, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The Town Council voted 8-1 in favor of a bond ordinance for improvements to the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility. The bond ordinance approved by the council on June 13, with councilor John Barry (D) opposing, approved $57, 100, 000 for improvements to the plant. The plan for the plant,…

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Bees outlast Barnstormers

June 24, 2016
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Bees outlast Barnstormers

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A back-and-forth game that was delayed at the start by rain could not keep the Bees from pulling out the 5-4 win in opener at Lancaster. The Game Changed When…: ……Jon Jones, who reached on a one-out walk in the ninth inning, stole second and third base to…

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Raise the flag, and cue the band, for ‘1776’

June 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heidi Bass-Lamberto loves history. And she loves the time period of the American Revolution. She has the perfect vehicle to pursue these twin loves as director of Southington Community Theatre’s production of the musical, “1776.” The musical follows the men who led the way toward the creation of the United…

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Bees shut out Somerset

June 23, 2016
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Bees shut out Somerset

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: It was the James Skelton and Kyle Simon show as Skelton hammered two home runs and Simon pitched a complete game shutout. The Game Changed When…: …The game got off to a fast start when James Skelton hit a home run on the Bees very first pitch of…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

June 22, 2016
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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. DJ Tom Haynes. Dress casual. Nuchies, 164 Central St., Forestville. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229. JUNE 24, 25 BRISTOL ‘HOUSE OF USHER’ AND ‘PIT AND THE PENDULUM.’ Part of the Hollywood…

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Music listings, starting June 24

June 22, 2016
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Gibson Bar and Grill, 161 Bridge St., East Windsor. TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PLAINVILLE MAGIC MOMENTS. 6:30 p.m. Doo-wop and rock ‘n’ roll songs. Norton Park, band shell, Plainville. BRISTOL REDLINE BAND. “Rockin’ Out at Rockwell-Summer Concert Series.” Rock, funk, blues. Ultimate Wireform, Forestville. Facebook.com/bristolparksandrecreation THURSDAY, JUNE 30 BRISTOL FOLK AND SOCIAL…

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