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The fans asked, ‘Real Housewife’ Caroline Manzo answered

July 12, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said she always gets questions from her fans. Certain questions would arise over and over again. And those questions… and the resulting answers from the reality TV personality… have been pulled together for a book, “Let Me Tell You Something.” Manzo…

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Compounce hosts fireworks tonight

July 5, 2013
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Looking for fireworks for the post-Independence celebrations. Lake Compounce Amusement Park on the Southington/ Bristol town line, presents its annual display tonight, July 5. They are scheduled to launch at 10 p.m.

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Central Connecticut excels at Miss CT

June 23, 2013
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Central Connecticut excels at Miss CT

You can say central Connecticut’s towns of Southington, Bristol, and Plainville did well at the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant Saturday. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is the 2013 Miss Connecticut. And Krystiana Bouchard of Southington, competing as Miss West Hartford’s Outstanding Teen, is the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. In addition, Miss Southington’s Outstanding Teen Madison…

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Locals make some noise at Miss CT

June 22, 2013
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Locals make some noise at Miss CT

The local contestants from Southington, Bristol, and Plainville, made some noise in the second night of preliminary competitions at Miss Connecticut on Friday night in New London. Tonight, the top 10 contestants in the Miss and Teen categories will be announced and those contestants will compete in the finals for the chance to be the…

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One down… another tonight… and finals Saturday for Miss CT pageant

June 21, 2013
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One down… another tonight… and finals Saturday for Miss CT pageant

The first night of preliminary competition is history for the Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageants. Thursday night, the contestants hit the stage of the Garde Arts Center in New London for on-stage interview, talent, evening gown, and health and fitness competitions. None of the locals from Bristol, Southington, and Plainville won…

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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

June 18, 2013
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Who will be crowned Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen?

Central Connecticut towns are well-represented in the upcoming Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant to be held June 20 to 22 at the Garde Arts Center in New London. This week and next we will help you get to know the young women who want to be Miss Connecticut or Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. We asked each…

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Governor to attend Newtown remembrance in Plantsville Saturday morning

June 14, 2013
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The governor’s office issued the following release about his arrival in town Saturday… (HARTFORD, CT) – On Saturday morning, Governor Dannel P. Malloy will speak at the Because of 26 ceremony in Plantsville, during which 26 butterfly bushes will be planted along the Southington Rail Trail to honor those lost six months ago in Newtown. …

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We’re having a heat wave, says Accuweater

May 30, 2013
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We’re having a heat wave, says Accuweater

It’s stating the obvious, but it’s hot outside. And it will continue to be hot, says Accuweather. AccuWeather.com reports midsummer heat is arriving just a few days after the unofficial start of the season. After shivering cold over the Memorial Day weekend, record-challenging heat will build in some areas of the Great Lakes and the…

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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

May 22, 2013
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What to expect from the weather this Memorial Day weekend

Northeast Memorial Day Weekend to Start Wet, Chilly                                  State College, Pa. — 22 May 2013 — AccuWeather.com reports the Memorial Day weekend will begin cool, windy and rainy in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic. The storm system…

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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

May 14, 2013
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‘Fiddler on the Roof’ continues this weekend

“Fiddler on the Roof,” a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite the sweeping social change that is threatening his town’s very existence. The production is directed…

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