Local man arrested on animal cruelty charges

October 29, 2013
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A local man was arrested on animal cruelty charges after an investigation by Southington Animal Control. On Saturday, Oct. 19, Christopher Gagnon, 24, was arrested and charged with animal cruelty and breach of peace. Bond was set for $500 with an Oct. 29 court date. An investigation was led by Southington Animal Control and the…

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State shop offering free gowns to future military brides

October 29, 2013
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On Nov. 15 and 16, The Wedding Embassy will give away free wedding gowns to our military brides at their salon 1900 Watertown Ave, Oakville, CT as part of the Brides Across America’s campaign. “Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides on a national effort.…

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Concert at Gloria Dei on Sunday

October 29, 2013
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The next musical event at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3. The concert will feature organist Natasha Ulyanovsky, cellist, Peter Dzialo and Mezzo Soprano Monika Krajewska. The free concert will begin at 3 p.m., and a good will offering will be accepted. The Sunday afternoon program will include…

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Students denounce drugs at Red Ribbon Rally

October 25, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER The 23rd annual “Red Ribbon Rally” took over the town green last Tuesday, as Southington students were encouraged to speak out against drug use. The Southington Drug Task Force hosted the annual event, which ties into the national Red Ribbon program. Dating back to 1988, the program honors the memory…

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Four inducted onto Wall of Honor

October 25, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Southington High School inducted four local individuals from different walks of life into its 2013 Wall of Honor Monday night. State Representatives Dave Zoni, Rob Sampson, and Al Adinolfi, presented plaques to honorees Rosemary and Jim Champagne, Karl Pytlik, and Christopher Jones—all graduates of Southington High School. The Wall of…

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Police blotter for Oct. 25

October 25, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. John Miller, 50, of 57 Washington St., Bristol, was charged on Oct. 10 with DUI and operating a motor vehicle under suspension. Bond was set at $500 with an Oct. 21 court date. Patricia Becker, 64, of 103 Ashwell Dr., was charged on Oct. 10 with…

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All for one

October 25, 2013
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Ryan Glasper shied away from the Massachusetts press in 2006, so one newspaper had to run a photo taken through a fence when they highlighted the strong safety in an early November issue. Glasper didn’t want any credit for the resurgence of the Boston College defense, but fans were quick…

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The Mighty Mackie

October 25, 2013
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Scott Mackie tossed the bat toward the dugout and sprinted to the outfield as if he was trying to beat a throw to first base. You couldn’t tell by the look on his face that the Southington batter was hitless for the day. You couldn’t see any stress on his…

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Runners surge into postseason

October 25, 2013
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Coach Rich Niro couldn’t believe his eyes when Sean Garrison appeared at the bottom of the hill at Wickham Park. Finishers were still being counted in single digits, and here was his first Blue Knight elbowing his way to the finish line at the CCC championship race. On Wednesday, Oct.…

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