Letter: Italian Festival co-chairs thank supporters

August 7, 2015
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To the editor: On behalf of the Southington Sons of Italy and the UNICO Club of Southington, we would like to thank everyone who made our recently completed 11th annual Italian American Festival such a great success. While it is almost impossible to list everyone by name, we wish to acknowledge the help we received…

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Getting the Led (Zeppelin) out with tomorrow’s ‘classical’ sounds

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Roll over, Beethoven… Led Zeppelin is taking over. Led Zeppelin’s last studio album, “In Through the Out Door” came out nearly 35 years ago. Its seminal album, “4,” with the song “Stairway to Heaven” came out 44 years ago. However, even with the passing decades, Led Zeppelin’s music is still…

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Toto continues to show the skills that pay the bills

August 7, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Toto recorded its first album in 1977. And as the band’s longtime guitarist Steve Lukather explained it, the members—who released the self-titled album in 1978— felt there was an unyielding dictum to being in a band. You had to play your instrument and you had to be a good musician.…

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Archbishop Blair to officiate Southington Catholic ribbon cutting on Aug. 23

August 7, 2015
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Southington Catholic

After many months of planning, organizing, preparing and furnishing the facility and hiring of teachers and staff, Southington Catholic School expects to open its doors for the first day of school on Thursday, Aug. 27. The school is designed for children in pre-K through eighth grade. Most Rev. Leonard P. Blair, Archbishop of Hartford, will…

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Bristol Blues are zeroing in on a division title

August 7, 2015
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Southington slugger Liam Scafariello connects with a pitch during a recent Bristol Blues home game.

With three more wins in six chances last week, the Bristol Blues are closing in on their regular season goal. The locals are only 5-5 over their last 10 games, but with seven games remaining the Blues (28-21) are enjoying at 4.5 game lead in the FCBL West Division standings. As the schedule hurtles toward…

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Town, Greenskies file a motion to dismiss Hatton Meadow injunction

August 7, 2015
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Richard Panek, left, and members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition listen to Attorney David Rosenberg explain the court procedings in a library meeting room at the New Britain Superior Courthouse on Monday, Aug. 3.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Members of the Save Hatton Meadow Coalition crowded into a New Britain Superior Court room on Monday afternoon, where attorney David Rosenberg planned to request an extension for the injunction that prevents Greenskies, LLC, of Middletown from beginning construction of a solar panel array at Hatton Meadow. Instead, they will have to…

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Hall of Fame: Hand it to Hondo: On the gridiron, hardcourt, or diamond Dave Walstrom was the one to beat

August 7, 2015
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Senior co-captain Dave “Hondo” Walstrom breaks into the backfield during a Southington High School football game in 1967.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR A hush descended upon the crowd as a young Bobby Valentine leaned off first base in the opening round of the 1968 postseason. The Rippowan High School coach didn’t need to signal a steal. Everybody knew it was coming. After all, Valentine had out-run every young gun in the state, and he…

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Luponio goes for the gold

August 7, 2015
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Southington’s Matthew Luponio scored the gold medal in the 12-and-under division at the Nutmeg Games boys golf tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Matthew Luponio walked onto the ninth green and saw that his ball was the furthest away from the hole. So that made him the first to putt. Like a surgeon under pressure, he went to work. He observed the putt and looked over it a few times, studying the breaks on…

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Shock and awe: Southington Shock win the title

August 6, 2015
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With Matt Dinello’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Southington Shock celebrated the program’s fifth title in seven years.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, Matt DiNello stepped up to the plate and Southington Shock teammate Joe Daigle inched his lead off of second base. The score was knotted, 1-1. Shadows were crawling across the field because of a power failure with the stadium lights, and…

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