North champs are town champs

July 11, 2015
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SP Briefs - ASAP - North LL champion Dodgers - Town Champs

The Southington Northern Little League Dodgers (23-1) rebounded from their first loss of the season to win the rematch and the deciding game against the Southington South Angels to capture the 2015 Southington Little League Championship. The Dodgers swept through the regular season and upended the Southington Western Little League Tigers, 15-5, before suffering their…

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Tigers prey on the West

July 11, 2015
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SP Briefs - South LL champions

With a 4-1 victory over the top-seeded and defending-champion Cardinals in the championship game, the Tigers captured the title in the Southington Western Little League. The tigers were the only team to navigate the double-elimination tournament without a loss, outscoring opponents, 19-5. The Tigers survived a nine-inning bout against the Orioles, 3-2, in the opening…

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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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