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Lake Compounce’s fireworks display this Saturday

June 29, 2016
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On Saturday, July 2, Lake Compounce will host its annual fireworks display over the lake in celebration of Independence Day. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the show, beginning with the laser show, starts at 9 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from the far side of the lake as well as from barges floating in the water.…

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Online business courses offered by Tunxis

June 28, 2016
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Tunxis Community College’s Business Administration program will offer seven-week online courses starting in August as part of its offerings for those students who want the added flexibility of taking courses off-campus in a quicker time frame. “Principles of Managerial Accounting” and “Principles of Management,” which start Aug. 29 and Oct. 24 respectively, are taught by…

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Water department requests mandatory water restrictions

June 28, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The Southington Water Department (SWD) is still avoiding words such as “water shortage” or “drought,” but that hasn’t kept them from taking action. With no forecast for significant rain in the near future, officials are taking proactive steps to avoid problems during the summer months. The Quinnipiac River still hasn’t dropped to its…

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Bees look to even series against Patriots

June 28, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (30-33) AT SOMERSET PATRIOTS (36-28) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees try to tie the series in the second game of four tonight vs. the Somerset Patriots! First pitch 7:05PM! Series: Somerset took the opener of the four game series last night behind a four-run second inning, beating New Britain…

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70-year-old pianist wants to perform in 70 CT towns… for free

June 27, 2016
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Connecticut-based pianist, composer, and educator Rex Cadwallader is celebrating his 70th birthday by offering to play seventy concerts in Connecticut for free. Cadwallader, who has lived and performed in Connecticut for the past twenty-two years, says he is “anxious to give back to the individuals, organizations and communities that have been so supportive” of his…

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License renewal for pinball, pool tables, and games of chance

June 27, 2016
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Southington Police Chief John F. Daly released a reminder for all individuals who have current licenses for pinball games, games of chance, and pool tables. All licenses will be expiring on Thursday, June 30, 2016. These licenses will be renewed at the Southington Police Department upon payment of the proper fee. If the permits are…

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Bees fall short

June 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:New Britain could not pick up the series win in the finale vs. Lancaster, settling for the split after their 6-4 loss. The Game Changed When…: ……With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Lance Zawadzki hit his second grand slam in as many days…

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Bees look for win against Lancaster

June 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take the final game of their four-game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 5PM! Series: New Britain fell to Lancaster 13-3 in game three of the series last night. After today’s series finale, the two teams next square off at New Britain Stadium in another…

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Former teen pageant winner now leads Pats’ cheerleaders to the field

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Former Teen Miss Bristol Karen Link once again will be dancing on the sidelines for the New England Patriots during the 2016-17 season. And this time around, the cheerleader will have a new role with the squad. Captain. Link, a Terryville resident and Holy Cross High School in Waterbury graduate,…

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Local representatives do well at Miss Connecticut

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although they ultimately didn’t win the Miss Connecticut crown, the local contestants made their mark on the stage this past Friday and Saturday. Alyssa Taglia of Wolcott was crowned Miss Connecticut on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville after two nights of competition that began Friday. Three of…

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