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Students get an education at Democratic convention

July 27, 2016
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By JACQUELINE STOUGHTONREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Connecticut college students are getting a behind-the-scenes look, as they experience the Democratic National Convention you won’t see on television. Four students and one professor from Quinnipiac University have already been in Philadelphia in the week leading up to the convention as a part of a two-week, six-credit program that consists of…

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This weekend: Spotlights presents “Beauty and the Beast”

July 22, 2016
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  Southington Youth Summer Theater, Spotlights group, presents Beauty and the Beast.  Performances are at Southington High School Auditorium on July 22-23rd.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00.  There is a matinee performance on Saturday at 1:00.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  General admission.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Main Street Community Foundation hosts annual scholarship reception

June 30, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR Local recipients of scholarships had a chance to meet the people who offer the scholarships at the annual scholarship reception offered by the Main Street Foundation last Wednesday. Susan Sadecki, CEO and president of the foundation, said 130 individual students received scholarships this year through the foundation. They were selected from 850…

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Blues have record-setting week

June 29, 2016
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Blues second baseman Nick Conti chases down an infield ball during a game against the Pittsfield Suns on Sunday, June 26.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team went 2-3 over the week, but remained in contention of the top spot in the West Division as they approach the midpoint of the season. It was also a record-setting week for the ball club as well. The franchise reached their maximum innings played in a…

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Business booming downtown

June 24, 2016
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Town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington with Town Manager Gerry Brumback, facing camera.

By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Each year, town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington. On their walk, they have an opportunity to exchange ideas for enhancing the area, suggest improvements, speak with local business owners and employees, and to see how things are…

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Sewage plan upgrade favored by council

June 24, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The Town Council voted 8-1 in favor of a bond ordinance for improvements to the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility. The bond ordinance approved by the council on June 13, with councilor John Barry (D) opposing, approved $57, 100, 000 for improvements to the plant. The plan for the plant,…

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Obituary: Robert Doolan

June 23, 2016
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Robert Doolan, 55, of Southington passed on June 22, 2016 at CT Hospice in Branford. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, two sons Matthew of Southington and his fiancé’ Brittany Rosado and Shawn of Ukiah, CA and his fiancé’ Hayleigh Needling., his sister Beverly Ryan and sister-in-law Valeria Corish of Norwalk. Bob loved his…

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Obituary: Tyler French

June 23, 2016
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Tyler D. French, 26, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016. Born July 31, 1989, he was the son of Daniel French of Milldale and the late Joyce (Moran) French. Tyler loved to play the guitar, read and enjoyed working out. In addition to his father, he is survived by…

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Obituary: Arthur Nappi

June 23, 2016
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Arthur J. Nappi, 66, Southington passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Arty was born in Waterbury on March 25, 1950, son of Catherine “Kitty” (Bartoletti) Nappi of Southington and the late Arthur Nappi. He was a graduate of St. Lucy’s Grammar School , Sacred Heart High School,…

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Obituary: Lawrence DellaVecchia

June 21, 2016
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Lawrence DellaVecchia, 71, of Southington, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 at Vitas Hospice in Waterbury. He was born in Southington on Oct. 21, 1944, the son of the late Andrew and Helen (Yawin) DellaVecchia. He was a graduate of Southington High School. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War. Prior…

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