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Time to face those ‘Phobias’

April 19, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Think of your deepest, darkest fear – Is it spiders? Sharks? The dark? Maybe it’s a twisting, turning, looping, roller coaster. Lake Compounce is hoping to expose you to whatever that fear might be this season, with their newest coaster, Phobia. Guests are invited to share what scares them in…

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Spring, will you make up your mind?

April 16, 2016
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Transitional is the key word for spring 2016. As Katy Perry sang, ‘You’re hot then you’re cold.’ So how do you go about picking up a wardrobe to handle an awfully confused Mother Nature. Simply Vera Vera Wang and Princess Vera Wang, available at Kohl’s (with a location on New Britain Avenue and available online…

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Personnel change ignites The Church’s creativity

April 16, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Some bands take years and years to come up with eight to 10 songs to fill out an album. But on its most recent album, “Further/Deeper,” the Australian band The Church pulled together 26 new songs in a mere eight days. The arrival of a new member of the band,…

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State wants more studies done on quarry expansion

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Before any decisions are made on a plan to expand Tilcon quarrying, the state legislature is requesting that a study be conducted to determine the effects of the project. Tilcon, a paving and construction company that provides crushed stone, hot mix asphalt, and ready mix concrete, is looking to expand…

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West, Spring changes opposed at hearing

April 15, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Public hearings are still open regarding proposed zoning changes between Spring Street and West Street. At a meeting on April 5, the Planning and Zoning Commission heard more opposition from residents who would be affected by zone changes in this area. The West Street Subcommittee recommended a zone boundary change…

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Opening triumph for Knights

April 15, 2016
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Jenna Garcia takes a shot on the goal against Bristol Co-Op.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Chemistry and comradeship were just some of the characteristics that were widely discussed by their head coach in the season preview, but the Lady Knights (1-0) made it a reality when they began their season with a 14-4 triumph over Bristol Co-op (0-1) at home in the rain on Thursday,…

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Knights open up with back-to-back victories

April 15, 2016
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (2-0) kicked off the 2016 season with back-to-back wins and a monumental mark in the program’s history. Knights get 200th win Southington hosted Newington (1-2) on Tuesday, April 5 and went the full five sets to earn a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8). The Knights…

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A musical connection that has lasted the years

April 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a little bit of musical serendipity back in 1976. A young musician, born John Mellencamp, later to be temporarily dubbed Johnny Cougar, was in the studio with his band recording some demos. There was a young intern at the studio who played the guitar by the name of…

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Forget the nostalgia, Duran Duran still a vital musical entity

April 14, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When I headed to the Duran Duran concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena on April 7, I thought about how the last time I saw Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes was in 1984—30 plus years ago. They were on their “Seven and the Ragged Tour” and…

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Obituary: Edward Runowicz

April 14, 2016
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Edward J. Runowicz, 98, passed away from us peacefully at his residence in The Orchards in Southington, on April 9, 2016.  He was born January 8, 1918 in Lowell, Mass. to Aniela (Stefanik) and Joseph Runowicz.  A child of the Great Depression, he worked multiple jobs while attending both elementary and high school and gave up…

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