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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

August 23, 2013
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Paige Turner: Paige Kopcza proved that softball is more than pitching

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The pitcher and the defense gave up just one earned run in 1983 to set a national record for ERA (0.04) that would stand for more than two decades. Their all-state pitcher was almost unhittable as Southington roared through the postseason. The offense was just as deadly with a .336…

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Chamber to host annual Pizza Fest later this month

August 12, 2013
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its fourth annual Pizza Fest on Thursday, August 22 at Hawk’s Landing Country Club, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features ten area restaurants serving sample slices of pizza for the public to judge as the best in town.  The Chamber Women are coordinating the festival. Admission price…

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New bakery opens on Queen Street

August 7, 2013
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New bakery opens on Queen Street

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Simply Sweet has given Queen Street another place to eat on top of its already existing restaurants and bakeries. Located in the T.J. Maxx Plaza, Simply Sweet is a bakeshop and café filled with 10 to 15 different kinds of cupcakes, brownies with a chocolate-ganache topping and an assortment of…

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Making a run; Southington South all-stars are looking for their 3rd title

August 2, 2013
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Making a run; Southington South all-stars are looking for their 3rd title

On Sunday, July 28, the Southington South All-Stars had a chance to make history, but officials waved off play when the locals fell behind by 10 runs. Newington had rallied to an 11-1 lead before play was called in the fourth inning. There were no Southington players running onto the field with fists pumping wildly.…

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That’s Italian!

July 29, 2013
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That’s Italian!

Southington celebrated it’s annual Italian American Festival this past weekend.  The festival welcomed performers, a wine tasting, vendors, and food celebrating the Italian heritage.  People flocked Center Street to enjoy time with family, friends, and the community.  Photos by: Tammi Naudus    

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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

July 25, 2013
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Off and running; Legion surges past Willimantic

By John Goralski Sports Writer Brett Susi stopped halfway to second base and stared at the catcher to try to draw the throw. In the delay, Zac Susi slipped into third base and watched carefully for a chance to head home. Willimantic’s catcher seemed confused as Southington runners toyed with him like a kitten with…

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DePaolo announces fourth quarter honor roll

July 24, 2013
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DePaolo Middle School recently announced its honor roll for the fourth marking period. Grade 6, First Honors: Robert Adamo, Praise Adekola, Sarah Anderson, Tyler Bade, Joshua Badgley, Samantha Baleshiski, Jake Beaupre, Kaitlyn Bertola, Joseph Bethencourt, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Emily Blaszko, Nathan Borkowski, Owen Bouchard, Sydney Bradshaw, Kyra Brayall, Samantha Bucci, Chiara Burgio, Daniel Butlien, Robert Cantillon,…

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Fragrances at Farmers Market

July 21, 2013
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Fragrances at Farmers Market

By Lisa Capobianco Correspondent Between summer squash, tomatoes, peach pies and cupcakes, the local farmers market sells a wide assortment of fresh produce on the town green.  But one local vendor sells a “skin-quenching” item: soap. Anneliese Dadras, a long-time resident of Southington, is the founder of her own soap-making business called “Bradley Mountain Soaps.” …

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The fans asked, ‘Real Housewife’ Caroline Manzo answered

July 12, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Caroline Manzo of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” said she always gets questions from her fans. Certain questions would arise over and over again. And those questions… and the resulting answers from the reality TV personality… have been pulled together for a book, “Let Me Tell You Something.” Manzo…

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Washed up; Legion battles rainouts, forfeits, and double headers

July 5, 2013
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Washed up; Legion battles rainouts,   forfeits, and double headers

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Tuesday, the locals had runners on first and third when the skies opened up in Terryville midway through the top of the first inning. The following day’s baseball game was scratched since Winsted’s American Legion team withdrew from the season. On Thursday, the Southington squad was halfway to Torrington…

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