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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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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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Eversource ready for record heat

July 21, 2016
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With sweltering temperatures expected across Connecticut over the next several days, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime.  High electricity usage during a heat wave can put a strain on the electric system, but Eversource is prepared to meet that demand and is offering tips on how customers can save energy, stay comfortable and…

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SEF announces leadership changes for 2016-2017

July 21, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There has been a change in leadership at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF), with Gail Duffy and Michelle LeBrun-Griffin taking the reigns from Jan Galati. The two life-long Southington residents will co-chair the non-profit, whose mission is “to instill a life-long love of learning in our children” in Southington by promoting innovative…

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DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

July 20, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER During the annual Italian-American Festival that fills downtown Southington with the scent of sausage and peppers and pasta fagioli, festival-goers take a break from visiting food and craft vendors on Sunday morning when an outdoor crowd gathers at the festival’s main stage, for a full Catholic mass. This year’s mass will be…

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Council holds off on joining residential solar program

July 20, 2016
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The Town Council chose to hold off on joining a residential solar plan known as Solarize Connecticut. The matter was tabled at a Town Council meeting on July 11 after much discussion surrounding whether the town should join the program, which requires the endorsement of a specific solar supplier. Solarize Connecticut is a community outreach…

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Foodology offers cookies, classes, and community

July 20, 2016
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Since 2011, Christina’s Gourmet Cookies has been treating customers to delicious treats in downtown Southington, but the store has also served as a place where children and adults can learn to bake and expand their culinary skills. Now, owner Christina Hart is expanding her business to incorporate more lessons, more baking, and more culinary lessons.…

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