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Bees rally to beat Bluefish

August 24, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees rallied back from being down 3-0 in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI single by Jon Griffin and a three-run homer by James Skelton. The Game Changed When…:…Trailing by two in the bottom of the seventh, James Skelton ripped his 10th home run of the…

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Southington High School homeroom assignments (2016-2017)

August 23, 2016
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Southington High School, 720 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489

Southington High School officials have announced the homeroom assignments for the 2016-2017 school year. Grade 9 Room Last Name E252 A – Bat E254 Bau – Bon E256 Boo – Cama E258 Camb – Cola E274 Colb – Delm E276 Deln – Fab E282 Fac – Gen E286 Geo – Heid E288 Heie – Jor E353…

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Bees welcome Bluefish in for final time this season

August 23, 2016
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Bees welcome Bluefish in for final time this season

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish for the final time this season! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: The last series between the Bees and Bluefish took place in late July at Bridgeport with the Bluefish winning two of three games. The Bees trail by one game in…

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Witch’s Dungeon commemorates 50th with medallions

August 23, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER When Cortlandt Hull founded the Witch’s Dungeon Classic Movie Museum in 1966 at just 13 years old, never did he expect it to become the longest running classic horror and fantasy attraction nationwide. The museum began 50 years ago on the Hull family’s property as a tribute to the actors…

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Malloy’s budget office releasing funds to watchdog agencies

August 23, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office is releasing $183,000 in state funds it withheld from the state’s three watchdog agencies. Leaders of the Office of State Ethics, State Elections Enforcement and Freedom of Information commissions have argued the Democratic governor was prevented by law from reducing their budgets, pointing to…

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Bristol Blues to welcome country singer Craig Morgan

August 19, 2016
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The Bristol Blues are hosting country-western star, Craig Morgan at Muzzy Field on Sunday, Sept. 4. Tickets are available for the concert on the team’s website. “We couldn’t be more excited to have an American patriot and Top 40 country star singing at the friendly confines of Muzzy Field. Craig Morgan is providing award-winning music…

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Female veterans can win free makeover from local salon

August 19, 2016
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Save-A-Suit, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports military veterans in need and Studio 466 Salon & Spa in Plainville are partnering to award three female veterans with a complete makeover. This VIP experience includes a hair cut, color, and style, facial waxing, makeup application, and a professional outfit. All services are complimentary to winning contestants.…

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J. Timothy’s announces 2 week shut down for renovations starting Aug. 27

August 19, 2016
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Timothy’s Taverne in Plainville will be closing temporarily for a major kitchen renovation. The restaurant will have an extended shutdown period starting Saturday, Aug. 27. The project is estimated to take two weeks and the restaurant will re-open as soon as possible. The project is needed because the restaurant said it has officially outgrown its…

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Farm to table: Roger Orchards and Stop & Shop celebrate a 30-year partnership

August 19, 2016
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SO Rogers Orchards apples

By CATHERINE BOYCE CORRESPONDENT Since 1809, Rogers Orchards has been producing their family’s fruit for Southington and the surrounding communities.  The original owner, Chauncey Merriman purchased the farm despite the risks of Connecticut weather which still propose a threat to Connecticut farmers today. After 207 years, the farm is still producing some of the freshest…

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Applications open for Barnes Trust grants

August 18, 2016
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Main Street Community Foundation (WEB)

The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southington residents. The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one…

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