Bees sting Blue Crabs

July 29, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees exploded for five runs in the first and hit three home runs to give them an 11-3 win over the Blue Crabs. The Game Changed When…: The Bees already had a two-run lead in the first but James Skelton hit a 3-run bomb to give them a solid…

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Italian festival kicks off this weekend

July 29, 2016
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The booths are up, so light the lights. The annual Southington Italian-American festival opens this Friday, at 5 p.m., on Center Street. This year’s festival promises a wide range of activities throughout the weekend. The event, sponsored by the Sons of Italy, Sorelle d’Italia and Southington UNICO takes place July 29 through July 31 on…

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Hall of Fame–Jumpin’ Jessie: Gianatti was Southington’s perfect 10

July 29, 2016
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Jessica Gianatti sticks her landing at the Class L championship during her freshman year. Southington’s second place finish signaled a turning point for the Lady Knights.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Jessie Gianatti exploded across the gym like a bullet, and she didn’t waste her time with dazzling spins or corkscrew twists. The collision with the vault seemed to hurtle her like shrapnel into the air and she tucked into a dizzying tumble. When she struck the mat, the singular thump echoed through the…

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Get tickets for Harley raffle

July 28, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is now selling tickets for their 19th annual Harley raffle. Stop in at the New England Carousel Museum, a non-profit organization, and buy a ticket for the Annual Harley Davidson raffle. The raffle will help benefit the museum’s educational programming and general operations. First prize is a 2016 Harley Davidson…

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Crash on I-84 continues to cause delays

July 28, 2016
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A two-car crash in I-84 Westbound this morning at approximately 9 a.m. continues to cause delays in Southington. The accident, which injured at least two  people caused the temporary shut down of the highway. In a message from SPD Master Sgt. Keith Egan to Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback at 10:30 a.m., police estimated that…

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She’s got style, she’s got grace. Miss CT’s Outstanding Teen talks fashion

July 28, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant is primarily about scholarship. Private interview and on-stage interview count for a good portion of the final scores. But fashion also is key for contestants. They are judged on their evening gowns. They have to choose a private interview outfit that reflects a certain…

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The man behind Southington’s stats: SHS statistician recognized by local chapter of the National Football Foundation

July 28, 2016
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SHS statistician Steve Daniels was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Football award by the National Football Foundation’s local chapter. (File photo circa 2001)

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER You can see him high above the bleachers in the press box of Fontana Field at every football game during the fall. You find him right behind the Blue Knights’ bench at every basketball game during the winter, and you can spot him out in the dugout wearing his white Southington…

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Locals earn positions with CPA society

July 28, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Two Southington area accountants have been appointed to the advisory council for the Connecticut Certified Public Accountant Association society (CTCPA). For the second year in a row, Marie Kulesza, Plantsville, and Thomas Goldfuss III, Southington, will serve on the council. An associate college professor, Kulesza will represent the educator’s interest group on…

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Officials put finishing touches on Calendar House design

July 28, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Calendar House Building Committee (CHBC) met last month to consider two options for the senior center upgrade. Plans are being finalized as officials continue to tweak the building plan to accommodate everything that the center offers local residents. Residents and taxpayers voted last fall on a referendum item that supported $9.4…

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