Library receives adaptive technology

August 11, 2016
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Members of the Southington Commission on Disabilities recently presented adaptive technology to the Library, including two LCD screen magnifiers and a pair of vision boards. The items will be installed on library computers to magnify the screen image and make the keyboard easier to read. From left, library board chair Mary Ellen D’Angelo with members…

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Obituary: Helen (Papadoupoulis) Unaris, 91

August 11, 2016
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Obit - Helen Unaris

Helen (Papadoupoulis) Unaris, 91, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Arthur Unaris, who was the former co-owner of Capitol Lunch in New Britain. She was born in Greece on March 7, 1925, a devoted communicant of St. George…

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Drunk driver arrested with 5 year old passenger

August 11, 2016
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Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine

Police arrested a Cheshire woman for drunk driving with her child in the car. Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine, 49, was taken into custody after police received tips about an erratic vehicle on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington. Officers were dispatched at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 5 after receiving reports about the vehicle on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in…

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Commission on Disabilities unveils a survey to raise awareness and focus efforts

August 11, 2016
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SO Commission on Disabilities

By KRYSTAL GOETHECORRESPONDENT The Commission on Disabilities (COD) is an organization that focuses on individuals with disabilities in the area. Their mission is to make sure that people with disabilities and their caregivers feel welcome and are able to work and function. Recently, the commission came out with a survey. According to Karen Leary the…

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Bees look for final win in match up against York

August 11, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for the win in the final matchup this season between the Bees and York Revolution! First pitch 6:30PM! Series: The Revolution have taken each of the first three games of the series, all by margins of two runs or less. Tonight’s game will be the final game…

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Bees’ bats silenced by Revolution

August 11, 2016
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Bees’ bats silenced by Revolution

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could muster little offensively against the Revolution’s pitchers, dropping their third straight by a 2-0 margin. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees, trailing by one, left the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning after filling them with just one out, squandering what would be…

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Southington High School Wall of Honor celebrates 10th class

August 11, 2016
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Philip Thibodeau, Class of 1989

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Southington High School Wall of Honor, a collection of notable persons that was started by Bob Brown. Brown taught at the high school for 41 years before retiring last year, and now serves on the Board of Education. He has an immense passion for education…

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Camp Invention challenges young minds

August 11, 2016
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Camp Invention-Kaeli Bruntto and Lauren Melitt

Lauren Melitt, right, works with her partner on an experiment with electronics during Camp Invention, held last week at Strong Elementary School. The camp is aimed at inquisitive minds entering grades 1-6, and partners them alongside student leaders in grades 7-9. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Barnes Museum draws locals to a ‘Taste of Southington’

August 10, 2016
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Taste of Southington-Scott Uhlman a chef at Smokin with Chris

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Southington answered that classic question, “What’s for dinner?” last Wednesday as residents celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Taste of Southington. The lawn of the Barnes Museum was brimming with people from town and surrounding areas for a sampling of cuisines from a dozen of Southington’s best area restaurants, caterers, and bakeries.…

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