Carousel summer hours in place starting Friday

June 30, 2016
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Starting Friday, July 1, Bushnell Park Carousel will have new summer hours in place. The carousel will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. These new hours will last through the months of July and August. Take a 3 1/2 minute spin on the carousel for $1 per…

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Bees set sights on series win

June 30, 2016
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NEW BRITAIN BEES (32-33) AT SOMERSET PATRIOTS (36-30) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take their third straight game, and the series, against the the Somerset Patriots! First pitch 7:05PM! Series: In a wild back-and-forth third game of four from TD Bank Ballpark, the Bees came away with an 8-7 win…

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Bees take 2nd straight from Patriots

June 30, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees’ kept their division hopes alive with a 8-7 victory over the Somerset Patriots in a wild back-and-forth contest from TD Bank Ballpark. The Game Changed When…: ……Greg Golson, who had tripled with one out in the eighth inning, scored after Somerset’s Jeremy McBryde unleashed a wild pitch,…

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Scoreboard for the July 1 edition

June 30, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between Monday, June 20 and Sunday, June 26. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. American Legion Baseball Winsted 3, Southington 2 Wednesday, June 22 At Walker Field, Winsted SOUTHINGTON Player ab r h bi Parent, dh 2 1 0 0 Wadman, lf 0…

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They went from ‘Rags’ to trophies at St. Paul

June 30, 2016
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Dana Wilton, left, and Tessa Coleman, who performed in the St. Paul Catholic High School production of ‘Rags,’ pose with the trophies they received for their performances from the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR One performer is ready to keep on moving up the talent ladder at St. Paul Catholic High School. And another one is excited to be leaving on a high note as she heads out into the wide wide world. Dana Wilton, a senior, and Tessa Coleman, a sophomore, both won awards at…

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Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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Plantsville tour focuses on positive changes, new businesses

June 29, 2016
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Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt leads a group of leaders into a business in downtown Plantsville during the annual walk-thru of the business district.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Prosperity was the focus for town officials and chamber members this week, during the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Plantsville Walk Thru. The walk, on June 22, followed last week’s business tour of downtown Southington . Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt led Town Manager Garry Brumback, Economic Development Coordinator Louis Perillo, State…

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Budget cutbacks to affect Connecticut parks after July 4th

June 29, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The effects of state budget cuts will soon be felt at Connecticut’s 109 state parks, including cutbacks in lifeguard staffing and park maintenance and the closure of three state campgrounds. The $1.8 million in reductions to park operations will take effect after the July Fourth holiday…

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Car thieves caught after dine-and-dash at Denny’s

June 29, 2016
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Police arrested a Georgia man and woman when a dine-and-dash investigation turned into an investigation about a stolen vehicle. Officers were dispatched to Denny’s restaurant on Queen Street after employees became suspicious when Robert Brock, 34, of Barnesville, Ga., and Christina Brock, 27, of Milner, Ga., were unable to pay for the meals that they had…

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