Couple arrested for Lake Compounce theft

July 30, 2015
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Luis Santana

The Southington Police Department announced that a Hartford man and woman have been arrested for an incident at Lake Compounce Amusement Park on Monday, July 27. Lake Compounce security received the initial report from an amusement park guest that witnessed Natalie Morales, 33, of Hartford and Luis Santana, 24, exit a ride at the park…

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All-Star Game is no break for the Blues: Local program sends 8 players and 2 coaches to FCBL All-Star Game

July 30, 2015
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Bristol Blues pitchers Troy Terzi, George Lund, Tim Cate, Rob Paccione, and Ty Robinson joined teammates Gerrad Rohan, Davis Strong, and Austin Chauvin at the inaugural Futures Collegiate Baseball League’s all-star game in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, July 21. Blues coaches Pat Riley and Jordan Scheiner were named to the West Division coaching staff.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong, Davis Strong, Davis Strong. Although the Bristol Blues (25-18) struggled to build on their lead atop the West Division after going 2-2 on the week, Davis Strong made the week interesting for Blues fans and proved why he is one of the best players in the Futures Collegiate League.…

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Three days of Italian entertainment on Center Street: Italian Fest celebrates food, music, and culture

July 30, 2015
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The 11th annual Italian-American Festival featured a procession of the Madonna Della Strada statue through downtown streets on Sunday July 26. The statue was carried by members of the festival committee following an outdoor Italian mass.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The 11th annual Italian-American Festival brought three days of Italian cuisine, culture, and tradition to downtown Southington last weekend. More than 30 vendors lined Center Street, Friday through Sunday, filling the festival with the scents of eggplant parmesan, paninis, and meatball sliders. A consistent supply of sausage grinders flowed from the UNICO…

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In the director’s chair: Former Avon AD takes the helm for the Knights

July 30, 2015
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Greg Ferry, the former Athletic Director in Avon and a long time counselor at Cheshire High School, has been named as Southington’s new athletic director.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Greg Ferry paced back and forth in front of the phone, waiting for the call, and thinking about the interview and the possibilities that lay before him. “I think I wore out a good, 30-foot path in my house,” he said with a chuckle. “I was trying not to think about…

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Race4Chase event at Sloper: Youth triathlon honors Sandy Hook victim

July 30, 2015
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Southington triathletes, above, have been training all summer for the Race 4 Chase triathlon this Saturday at YMCA Camp Sloper. The event is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER YMCA Camp Sloper will host a youth triathlon this Saturday, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation and the Race4Chase Kids’ Triathlon Program. Open to children ages 6 to 12 years old, the Race4Chase program began in memory of Chase Kowalski, who was a victim the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting…

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Officials discuss plans for Plantsville Renaissance

July 30, 2015
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Town Attorney and Deputy Town Manager Mark Sciota discusses the downtown renaissance during the annual Plantsville walk-through.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Gathered in the gazebo at Clocktower Square on Thursday morning, town officials, chamber members, and business owners met to join Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo on the sixth annual Plantsville Walk Thru. “We do this to continue our initiative with Plantsville like we did with Southington,” said Secondo, who hosted Southington’s…

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Local organizations receive surprise grants

July 30, 2015
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Four Southington organizations received surprise grants by the Main Street Community Foundation on behalf of the Bristol Savings Bank Fund. From left, representatives from the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center, Bread for Life, United Way of Southington, and the Arc of Southington accepted the $1,000 grants at Southington Town Hall earlier today.

What would you do if you were surprised with a $1,000 grant? How would you impact your community and change the lives of your neighbors? The Arc of Southington, Bread for Life, the Margaret C. Griffin Child Development Center of Southington, and the United Way of Southington now have to answer that question. Earlier today,…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England

Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact the director of admissions, Tim D’Aquila, at (860) 628-4751, ext.…

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Cheshire man arrested for smoke shop burglary

July 30, 2015
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Sean Victory

Sean Victory, 19, of Cheshire turned himself in to the Southington Police Department on Wednesday, July 22 after learning that there was a warrant for his arrest. The warrant stemmed from a burglary/larceny incident that occurred in the Southington on March 31, 2014. The warrant alleges that Victory was involved in a burglary at the…

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