Southington Land Trust dedicates bog

August 8, 2015
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Bob Kuchta, left, accepts a commemorative place from Southington Land Conservation Trust President Al Fiorillo.

At the annual Southington Land Conservation Trust dinner meeting, President Al Fiorillo presented a plaque to Bob Kuchta to commemorate naming the land trust’s bog property in honor of the Kuchta family. Mr. Kuchta discovered the fen, also referred to as a bog, when he was a boy. His discovery deepened his interest in nature…

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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

To the editor: We all have memories of the areas we grew up in years ago. In my case, I grew up in the Water Street-Beecher Street-Howard Avenue area. The Casales, the Mongillos, the Meccariellos, the Deangelises, the Aldis, the Carbones, the Testas, the Andersons, and more, were all in that area. The old Little…

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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

To the editor: The Milldale School reunion last week was a delightful event for all who attended, and we want to thank those who made it possible: Marcia Phelps, an inspiring Physical Education teacher in town, who had the idea; Southington Fire Chief Buddy Clark, who made the necessary arrangements and preparations; Town Manager Gary…

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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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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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