Blues beat Titans, 7-2

July 30, 2016
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The Bristol Blues defeated the Torrington Titans by score of 7-2, bringing their record on the season to 22-25. 2016 Futures League All-Star Izzy Fuentes (Faulkner) set the tone on the mound for the Blues, delivering yet another brilliant performance. He finished with a final line of 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER,…

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Blue Crabs pinch Bees

July 30, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Gustavo Molina’s two home runs powered the Blue Crabs to the series-tying 8-2 win tonight over the Bees. The Game Changed When…: The Bees and Blue Crabs were scoreless heading into the 4th, but a 3-run home run by Southern Maryland’s Gustavo Molina gave the Blue Crabs the lead for…

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Southington woman wins national pageant title

July 30, 2016
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Southington's Kimberly Beaudoin is the new Mrs. USA Universal (submitted photo)

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Southington’s Kimberly Beaudoin now has a national platform. Competing as Mrs. Connecticut USA Universal, Beaudoin received the top honor—Mrs. USA Universal—at a pageant in Las Vegas on Thursday night. On Friday morning, she woke up to a bevy of congratulatory messages on Facebook as the Connecticut pageant community celebrated her…

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Southington Burger King supports Dana-Farber Cancer Institute fundraiser

July 29, 2016
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Burger King customers can help fight cancer from July 25 through Sept. 4 by contributing to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Burger King restaurants in New England and throughout New York and New Jersey, including the restaurant at 800 Queen St. in Southington. With a $1 contribution, customers will…

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Mercy HS honors local seniors

July 29, 2016
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Mercy High School
1740 Randolph Rd, Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: (860) 346-6659

Sr. Mary McCarthy, president of Mercy High School in Middletown, announced the names of the following seniors who received awards at the Baccalaureate Mass held in late May: Megan Welch and Mikaela Shae were recognized as a senior member of the robotics team. Kimberly Arnold earned the Connecticut Association of Schools Award. Ava Coleman was…

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Middle schoolers recognized for civics essays: Winners join Rep. Aresimowicz in Hartford

July 29, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz recognized six middle schools students from Berlin and Southington for being the top participants in an essay contest sponsored by the state lawmaker. The students joined him in Hartford. From left, Jake Camacho, Gianna Uba, Caitlyn Lennehan, Rep. Aresimowicz, Megan Wadman, Griffin Prushinski, and Anneliese Baillargeon in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Berlin/Southington) recognized six middle school students from Berlin and Southington for being the top participants in an essay contest sponsored by the state lawmaker. In April, Aresimowicz asked middle school students from his two towns to submit essays describing one project or initiative that would help improve their…

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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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Italian Festival (2016)

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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