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Obituaries; David A. Benoit Sr.

September 22, 2016
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Obituaries; David A. Benoit Sr.

David A. Benoit Sr., of Southington, passed September 16, 2016 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut after battling cancer for 16 months.   The son of the late Kenneth and Ann (Menard) Benoit Sr. of Wolcott, Dave was born October 16, 1941 and worked in graphic arts as a journeyman binder.   Dave enjoyed outdoor…

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Pop! goes Peter Bjorn And John

September 16, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR An indie band playing a college town. It’s not the typical formula for a pop music love fest. But when Peter Bjorn And John (a.k.a. Peter Morén, Björn Yttling, and John Eriksson) arrive at the College Street Music Hall in New Haven on Sept. 20, the indie band from Sweden…

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Bees sting Patriots

September 16, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are still alive in the playoff race after scoring four unanswered runs to top the Somerset Patriots 4-1. The Game Changed When…:…After a Jake McGuiggan double tied the game at one apiece in the second inning, Greg Golson singled which sent McGuiggan home to give the…

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Home run leads Bees over Blue Crabs

September 14, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Steve Carrillo launched a go-ahead home run in the top of the 11th, giving the Bees a big 4-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…:…Steve Carrillo, with two outs and nobody on in the top of the 11th inning and former Bee Craig Stem on…

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Scholarship available for CDL pursuit

September 13, 2016
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For over 40 years, Jeffrey Downes, a native of Southington, drove commercial trucks. He loved his work and truly had a passion for driving. When he passed away in March 2015, after a battle against cancer, his family established the Jeffrey Downes Memorial Truck Driving Scholarship Fund at Main Street Community Foundation to honor his…

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50 years with Zenobia and the Witch’s Dungeon

September 13, 2016
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By TOM DICKAU BRISTOL HISTORICAL SOCIETY Fifty years ago in 1966, a sickly 13 year old youngster began an adventure that this year culminates in its 50th anniversary. Cortlandt Hull could, at that time, be accurately described as the “boy in the plastic bubble.” Health issues separated him from his peers on a daily basis…

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Prophets of Rage bring the power and passion to Mohegan

September 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The music is loud. The guitarwork is scorching. The rhythm section rumbling and persistent. The vocals are insistent. Prophets of Rage—which is built upon the bones of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill—has all the earmarks of heavy metal. In fact, looking around at the crowd at…

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British blues great John Mayall always has had an ear for talent

September 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As a scout for talent, one could say John Mayall’s track record in music is as impressive as the New York Yankees in baseball. Among the seminal talents who have played in John Mayall’s bands—from his Bluesbreakers to his self-titled efforts—are guitarists Eric Clapton, Peter Green (of the early Fleetwood…

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Blue Crabs shut out Bees in series opener

September 13, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight game, the Bees’ bats were held quiet as the Blue Crabs shut out the Bees 6-0 in the series opener. The Game Changed When…:…A Bees’ error with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning led to four unearned runs coming home for…

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Water wells back on-line

September 2, 2016
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The water wells affected by a chemical spill on Spring Street last week have gone back on-line. In a written statement, the Southington Water Department said, “After considerable review of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s (DEEP) remediation process and sample results from the Quinnipiac River, the Southington Water Department (SWD) is confident there…

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