Obituary: Shirley DiBiaso, 90

January 22, 2016
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Shirley (Johnson) DiBiaso, 90, died on Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Shirley (Johnson) DiBiaso, 90, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of late Thomas “Tim” DiBiaso for over 64 years. She was born in Southington on October 20, 1925, the daughter of the late Ellery and Bessie (Bemis) Johnson.…

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Obituary: Russell ‘Rusty’ Fields, 54

January 22, 2016
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Russell “Rusty” Fields died on Jan. 21, 2016.

Russell “Rusty” Fields, 54, passed away on January 21, 2016 peacefully at his home in Danbury.   He was born on April 13, 1961 and was the son of Robert E. and Burlyne (McLaughlin) Strom of Southington. Russell had a passion for cooking. He was also “able to fix anything” assisting everyone who needed help. Besides…

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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for December

January 22, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, JFK Principal Richard Terino, Adam Kosko, Zachary DelVecchia, Emmett Vitti, Anabel Cannatelli, Samantha Kania, and Grayson Borla. Back, Evan Kwok, Jenna Lucian, Sarah Langdeau, Harshita Rayapureddy, Olivia Lanteri, Jordan Cyr and JFK Assistant Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its December students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Grayson Borla, Anabel Cannatteli and Samantha Kania. Grayson is a hardworking and inquisitive…

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The art and times of the Tom Tom Club

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Husband and wife Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth both attended the Rhode Island School of Design in their younger days, where they were members of a band called The Artistics. From there, Chris, a drummer, and Tina, a bassist, served as the rhythm section for one of the most artful…

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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

January 22, 2016
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Touring production keeps magic of ‘Cinderella’ alive

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Obituary: Raymond A. Jandreau, 70

January 22, 2016
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Raymond A. Jandreau, 70, of Southington, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at  The Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was the loving husband of Denise (Kennedy) Jandreau for 47 years. He was born May 23, 1945 in Danbury, the son of the late Raymond and Rosa (Benoit) Jandreau. He had been a computer…

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The problems in ‘Ragtime’ echo the problems of today

January 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The stories in the stage musical “Ragtime” take place in 19th century America. But Matthew Curiano, who plays one of the lead roles in the stage show based on E.L. Doctorow’s novel, said the stories of the main characters still echo in the America of the 21st century. Press materials…

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Police make arrest for 7-Eleven robbery

January 22, 2016
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The Southington Police Department made an arrest for the October robbery at the 7-Eleven store at 777 Queen St. on Oct. 17, 2015. James Dietrichsen, 44, of North Haven was arrested on a warrant at the Bristol Court on Jan. 21. He was incarcerated at New Haven Correctional Institution, but he was scheduled to appear…

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Wrestlers hold off Platt; Knights battle at Eastern States

January 22, 2016
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Tagan Welch looks for points during a bout against Platt on Jan. 13.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tagan Welch (113) threw his opponent down to the mat to score the takedown and crawled up his back to position himself for a pin. Welch strangled his opponent’s arms towards his body and shifted forward. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, Welch couldn’t quite score the pin, but the referee signaled three…

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