Letter: Reader is disappointed with placement of town solar panels

July 11, 2015
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Letter: Reader is disappointed with placement of town solar panels

To the editor: It was very disappointing last week to have our Town Council, again, approved to take two acres of pristine open space and replace it with a utility of solar panels. Surrounding towns have opted to use disturbed land rather than existing open space for their solar panel projects. This idea was suggested…

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Commentary: Answering the ‘Why’ question at the Y

July 11, 2015
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Jacquelyn Seeger, YMCA School Age Child Care Director

“What did I get myself into?” I asked myself after being employed as the School Age Director for the Southington YMCA for only three months. That night I sat down after putting my girls to bed and thought about my “why.” Why did I take this job? Previous to this job, I was a stay…

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Bristol Blues box scores for July 10

July 10, 2015
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Marthas Vineyard Sharks 6, Bristol Blues 2 Tuesday June 30, 2015 Muzzy Field, Bristol   Sharks                      AB    R      H      BI J.Roberts, 2B             5      1      1      0 R.Kelly, CF                 5      1      1      0 B.Campbell, LF           5      2      3      0 J.Mayer, C                 4      1      1      1 D.Casey, RF               4      0      1     …

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Rachel Platten proves she has a lot of ‘Fight’ left in her

July 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR “Fight Song” has grabbed everybody’s aural attention this spring into summer. As of last week, Rachel Platten’s song had reached no. 13 on the Billboard pop charts. It reached no. 5 on the iTunes chart. Rachel had a chance to perform the song on the Radio Disney Music Awards. She…

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One decision made the difference for singer Ken Will Morton

July 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One decision could have made the difference as to whether or not Ken Will Morton’s album, “Alls’ Fair in Love and War” would ever have seen the light of day. But that decision had nothing to do with the actual recording or songwriting. And it was nothing that the former…

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Legion woes continue: Forfeit and extra inning loss plagues locals

July 10, 2015
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Justin Makles gets ahold of a pitch during a 5-4 extra-inning loss in Terryville on Sunday, July 5.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team has been improving throughout the summer as they dive into the latter part of the season. Southington went 2-2 this past week, improving their overall regular season record to 4-8. Southington currently sits in Sixth place of the 19U Division, seven and a half games…

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Secondo’s second look: A look back at the 12-year Chamber leader

July 10, 2015
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Secondo gives a speech during a recent town event. The Chamber president and CEO has been a fixture for the past 12 years, but he’s stepping down at the end of this month.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The “Suddington” sign hangs like a good-natured joke on the conference room wall at the Chamber of Commerce. His love for the town was embraced and ridiculed during a recent chamber Roast of their outgoing president and CEO. For more than a decade, Art Secondo has been the face of Southington’s growing…

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Summer art course explores new robotic artists

July 10, 2015
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Robot Artist

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Library will take on a new, futuristic approach to artwork this summer, with their children’s course titled “Art: Human vs. Machine.” Using an annual grant for summer art education from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, the library purchased a water-color robot. The robot is specifically designed to create…

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Hall of Fame: Going the distance and taking the hill, the 1984 cross country team put Southington at the top of the running world

July 9, 2015
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The 1984 cross country team, above, still stands as the only Blue Knight team to capture the Class LL and CT State Open titles. Front, from left, Marty Burns (captain) and Tim Theriault (captain). Second row, Joe Carta, Art Mitchell, Jeff Cavaliere, Rick Black, Jerry Cavaliere, Mike Early, Mike Krar, and Ed Beaupre. Third row, Tom Mullaney, Bill Lesler, Tom Fusciello, Kristen Stanek, Mario Malpica, Bruce Vagts, Bart Lipetz, and Coach Wayne Nakoneczny. Back, Jeff Brunoli and Alex Becking. Missing from the photo: Sean Boyle.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Queen Street drivers must have been skeptical in the fall of 1984 to see the Blue Knights gather at the base of the Loper Street hill for the start of cross country practice. The runners would flock around their coach for final instructions before being ushered into formation. At his signal, they’d take…

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