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Greenway Commons moves forward with modified site plan

August 24, 2016
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Architect's rendering, courtesy Crosskey Architects.

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The long journey of the Greenway Commons development took a promising turn at the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 16 with the approval of Meridian Development’s special permit modification. The modification changes the number of approved units from 263 to 245 with the intention to build…

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Before I die I want to… live? The wall survives

August 24, 2016
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A rail-trail walker stops, above, to write her dream to “travel to the future.” The “Before I Die…” wall survived a scare last week when organizers considered taking down the popular community blackboard alongside the rail-trail near Bristol Street. Organizers considered taking it down because of complaints about obscene messages on the board, but reconsidered…

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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

August 24, 2016
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Electronic waste collection on Saturday; open to Bristol, Plainville, Southington residents

There will be a free collection of acceptable electronic items on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine at the city yard, 95 Vincent P. Kelly Rd., Bristol (Approach from Middle Street.) The collection is open to residents of Bristol, Berlin, Branford, Burlington, Hartland, New…

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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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