Wendell Copeland is the February artist at the Orchards

January 30, 2016
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“A Scene On A Summer Day,” by Wendell Copeland.

Wendell Copeland, of Plainville, will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery at The Orchards during the month of February. The title of his show is “As Life Goes By.” Copeland has been taking pictures since serving the armed forces in Germany. When he returned to the U.S., he won a cash prize in a…

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Commentary: A new session with new opportunities

January 30, 2016
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

This year, the state legislature will reconvene in regular session once more on Feb. 3, the second year of each biennium known as the “short session,” which also happens to coincide with the election year for state legislators. The legislative session lasts until the first week of May, and lawmakers are limited in scope to…

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UNICO supports Bread for Life

January 30, 2016
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Southington UNICO donated a $1,000 check during the holiday season to Bread for Life. Pictured, from left to right, are UNICO members Ron Ingriselli, President Antonio Cusano, Benny Cammuso, Bread for Life Executive Director Eldon Hafford and state Rep. David Zoni.

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Letter: SCS thanks JFK teachers

January 30, 2016
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To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank the eighth grade teachers at John F. Kennedy Middle School for their donation of $630 raised during their ugly sweater contest. The eighth grade students voted for the winner by making donations to the teacher with the ugliest sweater. This year’s winner was Kristina Zipadelli.…

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Police SIU arrest local man for selling pot

January 29, 2016
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Michael McManus

Southington police arrested Michael McManus, 21, of Southington for selling marijuana in the town of Southington. The arrest was a result of a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation during May 2015. Police received reports that McManus was selling marijuana in Southington. Based on this information, four controlled purchases of marijuana were made. As a result…

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The show will come out tomorrow (and today)

January 29, 2016
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Fifth grader Emily Fay belts out a familiar tune during rehearsals for the Kelley Elementary School play. The curtain opens on “Annie Jr.” today with musical performances on Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30. Both shows begin at 7 p.m.

  By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER This weekend, 30 cast members and crew will take the stage at Kennedy Middle School for a fourth and fifth grade performance performed by Kelley Elementary students, in their production of “Annie Jr.” What makes this is show unique, is that the director and the behind-the-scenes crew of this production will…

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Southington native runs for funds at Boston Marathon

January 29, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Marathons have become a special way of giving back to the community and making a difference in people’s lives over the years. One such running event is the Boston Marathon. The 120th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 18, and one person that plans to run in the event…

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The drama, and the music, of being ‘13’

January 29, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So you’re 13 years old and you’re pretty popular and cool, living in the big city. And at the moment, you’re getting ready for the biggest event of your life. Then you find out you’re moving… and not only are you moving, you’re moving to smalltown USA, and need to…

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Obituary: Thea Ricci, 64

January 28, 2016
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Thea (Foley) Ricci died on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.

Thea (Foley) Ricci, 64, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. She had been the loving wife of Roderick Ricci for 29 years and the proud mother of Taryn Ricci. Born March 19, 1951 in Waterbury to Elsie (Beck) Foley and the late James Foley, she had been a…

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