Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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Eversource begins helicopter inspections of power lines

August 12, 2016
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SO NEWS Eversource Helicopters

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections through the month of August for high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way in Connecticut. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, helicopters will begin flying over transmission lines in Southington, Meriden, Middlefield, and Berlin before moving on to eastern Connecticut. The work involves the use of low flying helicopters equipped with high-resolution cameras,…

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Musical buddies Counting Crows, Rob Thomas draw different crowds

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Counting Crows and Rob Thomas may be two peas in a pod—buddies on tour together who hit the alternative music scene of the 1990s at the same time—but their audiences definitely are of two different minds. At the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 6, the differences between Counting Crows’ and…

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Fifth Harmony prove they’re ready for stardom

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most acts who find themselves riding to the top of the charts with just one or two albums under their belt find themselves in a bit of a bind when they headline their first concert tours. They may have a handful of hits. But do they have an evening’s worth…

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Musical ponders the paths not taken

August 12, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT We’ve all had a moment where we stop and think “what could have been” if we acted outside of our comfort zone, chose one opportunity over another or took the road less traveled. The protagonist of “If/Then,” Elizabeth (Jackie Burns) takes us on a journey where we don’t have to wonder…

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Rocker Ricky Nelson’s sons keep the flame burning

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rock and roll progeny often make a concerted effort to avoid sounding like their parents. Other times, however, the sons and daughters of rock legends capitulate to the inevitable and embrace their genetics. Twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson had tried the former approach during their pop metal days in…

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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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