Bear killed on I-84 Tuesday

July 7, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut State Police are warning drivers to watch out for bears after a motorist struck one on Interstate 84. Police say the bear was hit Tuesday morning on the eastbound side of I-84 in New Britain. The driver had left the scene when troopers arrived. Police are advising drivers that…

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Italian-American Festival scheduled for July 29-31

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT The 12th annual Southington Italian-American festival will be held July 29-31 this year on the lower portion of Center Street. The Sons of Italy, Southington UNICO, and the Chamber of Commerce once again will present this year’s event with traditional festivities, along with some exciting new features. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli described the…

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Scoreboard for the July 8 edition

July 7, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 27 and Monday, July 4. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. American Legion Post 72 Southington 1, Terryville 0 Tuesday, June 28 At Southington High School TERRYVILLE Player ab r h bi Levins, 2b 3 0 0 0 Kahn, p…

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Quinnipiac River dam to be dismantled

July 7, 2016
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By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT A dam built in the 1800s, along the Quinnipiac River in Southington, was motioned to be removed at the town’s Planning and Zoning commission meeting on Tuesday, June 21. The 7-0 ruling was decided after John Champion spoke to request removing the Clark Brothers dam, in addition to the Carpenters dam in Meriden.…

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Finance Board and Town Council restore some funding

July 6, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) held a special meeting on June 21, where they voted to restore funding that had been cut in the town budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-2017. The board unanimously approved the restoration of more than $400,000 in funding for the general town government and Board of Education…

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SoCCA receives temporary occupancy certificate for the Gura Building

July 6, 2016
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Painters, above, have finished their final touches on the Gura Building. A short list of things still need to be done, but SoCCA officials have received a temporary certificate of occupancy as work begins to wind down.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After two years of living room board meetings, the team behind Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) held their first board meeting in the organization’s new home—the Gura building in downtown Southington. With their temporary certificate of occupancy recently acquired, SoCCA is putting the finishing touches on the new art center. They are…

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The midseason Blues: New hitting coach hired to spark offense

July 6, 2016
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Michael Nocera hurls a strike during the second game of a double header against the Worcester Bravehearts last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team started the week at 2-1 and headed into the holiday weekend with an overall .500 record, but finished on a downward spiral by Tuesday, dropping five of their last six games. Whether it’s inconsistent hitting, struggles on the mound, mental errors, or a late sense of…

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Legion is peaking at just the right time

July 6, 2016
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Southington’s Matt Sciota connects with a pitch during a 9-4 road win over Torrington at Fuessenich Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington American Legion baseball team won all three of their games this past week, heading into the holiday weekend a game above .500 for the first time this year since winning their season opener. Southington manager Marc Verderame,said that all facets of the game are starting to come around for…

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The final exam was a walk in the park

July 6, 2016
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Dog Obedience school instructor Kevin Medeiros, left, demonstrates how to handle a leashed encounter during a class held at The Summit at Plantsville. Owner confidence and pet patience is clear at Medeiros’ final instalment of the most recent session. A new class will be coming up again soon. For more information, visit www.southington.org/DogObedience. Photos by…

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