Blues let Lyons go: Managerial change comes in the wake of winning the FCBL West Division title

August 12, 2015
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The Bristol Blues fired Coach Barry Lyons, center, after he missed two games last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues (33-23) played their last regular season game at home on Sunday, Aug. 9. They enter the postseason as the winners of the West Division and the No.2-seed in the league, but the celebration was tempered. The Blues will also enter the postseason with a new captain navigating the…

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SHS fall practice schedule is announced: Athletic forms, yellow cards must be presented to participate at first practices

August 12, 2015
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The Southington High School athletic department has announced the first practices for the fall sports teams along with suggestions for incoming freshmen and returning student-athletes. In order for a student to compete in sports at Southington High School, athletes must submit a Sports Participation Permission form or parent permission form, the Concussion Education Plan &…

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Hatton Meadow project still on hold

August 12, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Attorneys for Greenskies, LLC, and the town of Southington appeared in court again on Monday, requesting a motion to dismiss an injunction that is preventing the start of construction on a 2-acre solar panel planned for Hatton Meadow. Representing the community coalition to save the meadow, Attorney David Rosenberg told Judge Abrahams…

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Bristol Blues scoreboard for the week of Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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Bristol Blues scoreboard for the week of Aug. 14

Bristol Blues 9, Seacoast Mavericks 5 Tuesday, August 4, 2015 Muzzy Field, Bristol MAVERICKS               ab             r               h              bi McCoomb, 2B             4              1              1              0 Oren, C                     2              0              0              1 Purcell, 1B                 4              0              0              1 Gendron, LF               4              1              2              1 Brown, CF                  4              1              1              0 Grainger, 3B               1              0              0              1 Mayo,…

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Music listings for Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 14 BRISTOL SPIRIT SHAKER. Bleachers Bar and Grill, 300 Middle St., Bristol. SUNDAY, AUG. 16 OTHER MOTLEY CRUE FAREWELL TOUR. With Alice Cooper. 7 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $99, $79. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 19 OTHER SANTANA. 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville. $59.50, $39.50. Ticketmaster.com, 1-800-745-3000. THURSDAY, AUG. 20 SOUTHINGTON GARY…

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Performance listings for Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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THURSDAY, AUG. 20 PLAINVILLE FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING. Presented by Hartford Health Care Services. 1 to 2 p.m. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville.

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Performance listings for Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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AUG. 16, 17 OTHER AUDITIONS FOR ‘RICHARD O’BRIEN’S: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW.’ Sunday and Monday, 6 to 9 p.m. Phoenix Theater Company. Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main St., New Britain. Chris@PhoenixTheater.us NOW thru AUG. 31 OTHER CIRQUE ELOIZE. Tuesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 7 p.m. with matinee performances each Wednesday and Saturday…

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Miscellaneous listings for Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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SATURDAY, AUG. 15 BRISTOL FOURTH ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL AT ROCKWELL PARK. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Showcases Bristol’s West End community, its merchants and residents. Music and dance performances, crafts, food, pie-eating contest, a skateboard tournament, kids’ activities, Kids Zone sponsored by Liberty Bank and presented by Imagine Nation. Many local restaurants and food vendors,…

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Kids listings for Aug. 14

August 12, 2015
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FRIDAY, AUG. 14 BRISTOL ‘EXPLORE AND LEARN WITH ‘DORA THE EXPLORER’ ON THE CONNECTICUT DINO TRAIL. 12 to 2 p.m. Meet and greet and photographs with families. Lake Compounce, 186 Enterprise Dr., Bristol. PLAINVILLE FUN DAY. Hosted by Plainville Recreation Department. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Grand finale to summer programs. Activities include face painting, spin…

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