Those pesky paparazzis of autumn

October 24, 2015
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For celebrities out on the street, paparazzi are everywhere. Inspired by photographs snapped by papazzi of stylish celebs, Brianna Beyers of Bristol wears the newest fashions for autumn. All items are available at Kohl’s on New Britain Avenue in Plainville or at kohls.com. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Letter: Reader thanks a good samaritan

October 24, 2015
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To the editor: I must take a moment to thank a young man named Dillon for being a good samaritan and helping a senior citizen who fell and could not get up. It was close to 10 p.m., early last week, when I heard a very loud, persistent knock on my apartment door, unusual for…

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Letter: Party Chair discusses 2015 Republican platform

October 24, 2015
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To the editor: This is the election season when political rhetoric is plentiful. I ask everyone, before believing what you read or hear, research the facts. Ed Rosenblatt Chair of Southington Democrat Town Committee presented his party’s five-point platform based on deception and misrepresentations. 1) Return balance to development, residential vs. commercial, and industrial development.…

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Letter: Zion Lutheran thanks readers for fritter success

October 24, 2015
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To the editor: We at, Zion Lutheran Church would like to thank everyone who helped make our booth at the Southington Apple Harvest Festival such a success. Our sincerest thanks to all you faithful fritter lovers who waited in record breaking lines this year, your support and patience is greatly appreciated. We are looking forward…

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Local cheerleaders participating in Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser

October 23, 2015
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  Southington cheerleaders are participating in the third annual Cheer for Dana-Farber presented by Walmart, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Southington Valley Midget Football League cheerleaders and Southington High School cheerleaders are fundraising until Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 26. To participate in Cheer for…

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Symphony brings out the spies and private eyes

October 23, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although the hit singles from James Bond movies often get the attention, singer Sheena Easton—who had one of those singles—said there is much more in the world of “espionage” music than just Agent 007. And Sheena will share the breadth of that universe when she teams up with the Hartford…

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SYBA looks to grow basketball at the youth level

October 23, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER There is a new face in the world of Southington youth basketball, and his name is Mike DeFeo. DeFeo stepped in as the new president of the Southington Youth Basketball Association (SYBA) last April after 25 years of service from Bill Cekovsky. “I’m very passionate about the game of basketball,” said…

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Halloween at the Drive-In

October 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Drive-In will welcome costumes, candy, and two spooky films on their big screen this weekend for the fourth annual Halloween Festival. With festivities beginning at 2 p.m., families can participate in a variety of fun fall activities, including pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and hayrides, all while showing off…

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YMCA unveils their new Fryer Family Natatorium

October 22, 2015
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The YMCA opened their new pool on Oct. 14, renaming it to the Fryer Family Natatorium.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Seven members of the YMCA took a plunge into the newly renovated pool on Wednesday morning, cutting the ribbon on the updated facility. The lengthy construction project included improvements to the pool, deck and shower areas, new lighting and roof installations, more storage space, and an office for the aquatics director, among…

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