Letter: A birthday gift

July 9, 2016
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To the editor: Southington Community Services would like to thank Arianna Shukla for donating to our food pantry. Arianna asked friends and family to donate to the food pantry instead of bringing gifts to her 7th birthday party. Thank you Arianna, for donating 63 pounds of food and $80 to the food pantry. Community Services…

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Letter: Reader is thankful for support for Relay For Life

July 9, 2016
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To the editor: I want to thank the Nancy Lee Salerno Foundation for supporting the Southington Relay For Life with food and over $6,000 in total donations for “Team Survivor,” which I am the captain. Nancy Lee’s memory will always be with us—her battle with cancer and the tragic accident that took her life at…

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Locals graduate from Chase Collegiate School

July 8, 2016
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Schools - Graduation - Chase Collegiate School

A pair of Southington residents were among the 42 members of the Chase Collegiate School Class of 2016, who received their diplomas in front of faculty, students, family and friends on June 10. They received diplomas during the school’s commencement ceremony on Friday, June 10 on the Waterbury campus. Graduates, families and friends gathered at…

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Obituary: Mary Alice Colangelo, 96

July 8, 2016
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Obit - Mary Alice Colangelo

Mary Alice Colangelo, 96, of Southington and formerly of Windsor Locks, beloved wife of the late James J. Colangelo passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born February 13, 1920 in Lisbon, Portugal daughter of the late Manual and Mary (Conceicao) Ferriera. She lived in Hartford before moving…

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Southington water restrictions continue

July 8, 2016
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JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR More than 3/4 of an inch of rain has fallen since the Southington Water Department (SWD) issued mandatory water restrictions in late June. But with the annual rainfall still well below normal levels, officials are not ready to lift the restrictions. “We’re still evaluating it here,” SWD Superintendent Fred Rogers said this…

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Bees top Bluefish

July 8, 2016
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Box score   BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: Behind strong nights for Bees’ pitchers and Jon Griffin, the Bees took the series opener from the Bluefish 5-2. The Game Changed When…: Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, the Bees mounted a two-run rally (highlighted by Steve Carrillo’s RBI…

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Locals honored for church service

July 7, 2016
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The Church of St. Dominic
1050 Flanders Road, Southington, CT 06489
Tel: (860) 628-0349
Email: stdom@saintdominicchurch.com

For more than three decades, Beverly Montana has been giving back to her local parish. On Tuesday, June 14, she was recognized for her efforts at an awards ceremony at St. Jerome Church in New Britain. Sr. Mary Grace Walsh, ASCJ, PhD and the new Provost of Education and Evangelization presented the Archdiocesan Certificate and…

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Is your Granny a ‘Good Apple?’: Apple Harvest Festival essay contest is underway

July 7, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Calling all grandchildren, it’s almost time to nominate your “Granny” for the annual “Granny Apple” contest tradition. If you have a grandmother who bakes the best apple pies, tells the best stories, or is just overall the best grandma in town, put a pen to paper and tell the town why. The…

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The Mercy rule: Southington’s Ava Coleman left her mark with the Tigers

July 7, 2016
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Over the past four years, Southington’s Ava Coleman set the standard for the Mercy High School track & field program. Her efforts earned her a chance to compete for Villanova University’s division one track program.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Recent graduate Ava Coleman had been tearing up the high school competition as a track and field superstar for the Tigers of Mercy High School in Middletown. During her junior and senior years, the Southington athlete catapulted towards new heights and honed her skills to be a Division I, Tier I…

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