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Southington woman to vie for national crown

July 27, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin is vying for a chance to see if will be crowned queen of the nation. Beaudoin, who is the current Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, is in Reno, Nev. competing in the Mrs. USA Universal pageant. She spent most of last week preparing for her journey. Results were not available…

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Spotlights perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

July 27, 2016
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Beauty and the Beast-Jack Storm (Beast) and Maggie Carroll (Belle) (4)

Southington Summer Theater came to a close last weekend with the Spotlight program’s redition of “Beauty and the Beast” at the Southington High School auditorium. The play, based on the Disney film, featured Maggie Carroll, above, as “Beauty,” and Jack Storm as “The Beast.” The play was performed by Southington actors in grades 9 to…

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Conservation commission approves bridge plan

July 27, 2016
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After a special on-site meeting on Thursday, July 21, members of Southington’s Conservation Commission Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency (CCIWWA) voted unanimously to approve an application to rehabilitate a bridge which spans the Eight Mile River on West Center Street. Southington’s director of public works Keith Hayden, along with Joseph Scalise, bresented an overview of…

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Neighboring communities discussing Tilcon plan

July 27, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In February, Tilcon Connecticut proposed a project that would require them to lease watershed land owned by the City of New Britain. Over 40-years, the crushed stone, concrete and hot asphalt mix company would use 130-acres south of their gravel mine for additional mining. In exchange, the communities of Southington, Plainville, and…

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Blues drop one to Navigators, 11-3

July 25, 2016
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The Bristol Blues fell to the North Shore Navigators by a score of 11-3 Sunday night at Muzzy Field. Jared Gallagher (CCSU) got the nod for the Blues and struggled with location early, yielding two early runs before settling down and striking down 8 in 4.1 innings of work. The Blues did tie the game…

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Bees drop series opener to Bluefish

July 23, 2016
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  In 140 Characters or Less: In the series opener from Bridgeport, the Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell 10-3 to the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Bluefish right fielder Welington Dotel hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third, turning a 3-1 Bees’ lead into a…

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Pokemon GO all the way to sweetFrog

July 22, 2016
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sweetFrog Enterprises, a leading national frozen yogurt franchise, has announced that it will host a Pokémon GO takeover from coast to coast this weekend (July 22-24) in all participating locations, including the Plainville location at 17 Farmington Ave. From the time shops open on Friday, July 22 to the time they close on Sunday, July…

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Membrino battles double feature

July 22, 2016
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Southington driver Tony Membrino celebrates a checkered flag during a recent race at Stafford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tony Membrino was back in action racing over the weekend in a double-header, as his team competed at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs on Friday, July 15 and at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday, July 16. Membrino and his team capped off the weekend with a win on Friday…

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Eversource asks customers to wait until 8

July 21, 2016
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Eversource asks customers to wait until 8

With the summer months upon us, Energize Connecticut partners are asking customers to “Wait ‘til 8” to help decrease energy consumption and demand during peak periods, which are weekdays from noon to 8 p.m.   Extreme peak demands occur only 100 hours each year, or about 1 percent of the time, between late May and…

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Italian festival welcomes new host

July 21, 2016
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Sorelle d'Italia in America

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Teaming up with UNICO and the Sons of Italy, a local women’s club will serve as the third sponsor of this year’s Italian American Festival. Sorelle d’Italia in America, formed in 2010, is a Southington based non-profit for women of Italian heritage. The club focuses on preserving and promoting Italian culture, while…

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