Obituary: Joan (Devoe) Monkiewicz, 74

August 8, 2016
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Obit - Joan Monkiewicz

Joan (Devoe) Monkiewicz, 74, of Southington, passed away on August 6, 2016 at CT Hospice in Branford. She was the wife of the late Raymond F. Monkiewicz Jr. Joan was born on August 11, 1941 in Eagle Lake, ME  and was the daughter of the late Hampy and Gertrude (Saucier)Devoe. Joan was employed by Pexto…

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Bees rout Barnstormers

August 8, 2016
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Bees rout Barnstormers

Box score GARNER HOMERS IN FIRST TWO AT-BATS WITH BEES BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: It was the Cole Garner show as he hit two home runs and drove in five in the Bees’ 8-1 win over the Barnstormers. The Game Changed When…:…Cole Garner, in his first game as a Bee, hit his…

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Barnstormers edge Bees

August 7, 2016
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Barnstormers edge Bees

Box score MICHAEL CROUSE’S 11 PUTOUTS NEARLY MATCHES MLB RECORD (12) BOX SCORE In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees lost a heartbreaker to the Barnstormers 7-6 on a ninth inning solo home run. The Game Changed When…:…Lancaster’s Sean Halton’s go-ahead solo home run in the top of the ninth gave the Barnstormers the lead…

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Commentary: From ‘Suddington’ to Washington

August 6, 2016
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Staff writer Taylor Hartz can be reached at THartz@SouthingtonObserver.com.

When I graduated from Boston University in 2014, I was given the advice to move back home and start my career at a local newspaper. After four years in Boston, the idea of returning to small town Connecticut seemed neither appealing nor beneficial. Within my first week as a news reporter for The Observer, I…

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Obituary: Rita Pavlak Borowy, 87

August 5, 2016
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Obit - Rita Pavlak Borowy

Rita Pavlak Borowy, 87, of Plantsville, CT, passed peacefully into her Lord’s arms on July 31, 2016.  Her life on earth ended due to natural causes after spending less than two days at Hartford Hospital.  She was surrounded by family and a flock of angels. On August 24, 1928, Rita was the 4th of 13…

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Obituary: Libero ‘Lee’ Nuzzolillo, 63

August 5, 2016
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Obit - Libero Lee Nuzzolillo

Libero “Lee” Nuzzolillo, 63, formerly of Southington passed away surrounded by his loving family on July 29, 2016 at Hartford Hospital. He was born in Southington on July17, 1953, the son of the late Eugene and Marie (Russo) Nuzzolillo. Lee had been employed by The Hartford Ins. Co. He is survived by two sisters Annette…

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Bees fall to Barnstormers

August 5, 2016
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Bees fall to Barnstormers

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees gave up 13 hits and nine runs to the as Lancaster took the series opener 9-2 over New Britain. The Game Changed When…:…The Bees only trailed by two heading into the fifth inning, but a Caleb Gindl RBI and a Dean Wilson sac fly put the…

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Bees swarm the Revolution: New Britain wins, 7-3

August 4, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain exploded for four home runs including two by Jovan Rosa in the Bees 7-3 win. The Game Changed When…:…York had tied the game at 2 in the third inning but a 2-run home run by Jake McGuiggan gave the Bees the lead and they never looked back. Pitchers…

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2016-2017 bus routes have been posted (find yours)

August 4, 2016
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School bus

Southington Public Schools has released the bus schedules for the upcoming year. Southington Public Schools, in partnership with regional schools and New Britain Transportation, makes every effort to adhere to the following time schedule. Please allow a 10-minute window prior to and after the scheduled time (i.e. students must be at the bus stop 10-minutes…

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