Bees beat Bluefish

July 9, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees scored four runs in the fourth inning to give them their second straight win over the Bridgeport Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: With the bases loaded, Jovan Rosa hit a single to left field allowing Michael Crouse and Jon Griffin to score which broke the tie,…

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Coyote River Band keeps on flowing

July 9, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you check the music calendars across the state, especially in the months conducive to outdoor performances, you’re likely to come across the name of Coyote River Band. The Connecticut band was formed six years ago, and despite some personnel changes over the years, CRB is still going strong. They…

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Editorial: What’s in a name?

July 9, 2016
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Southington Observer

About a month ago, we began to hear rumors about a green grass movement to rename the municipal center in honor of our late town manager, John Weichsel. Some folks even assured us that this was already a done deal. Then, during the public comment portion of the June 27 Town Council meeting, former Councilors…

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Letter: YMCA board members recognize local family

July 9, 2016
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To the editor: On behalf of the staff and Board at the YMCA, we would like to wish the Yuskis family all the best as they move to Florida later this summer. For the past 13 years, the Yuskis family, (Mary, Jay along with their three daughters Megan, Lauren and Jillian) has been firmly rooted…

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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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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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