Bristol Blues find success off the field

August 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No team wants to end their regular season with a five-game losing streak and be bumped out of the postseason, but there were still a lot of positive aspects of the Bristol Blues’ second season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League that could be carried in to next season. General…

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Cliburn achieves 1,600th career victory

August 19, 2016
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(New Britain, Conn., August 18, 2016) – New Britain Bees Manager Stan Cliburn achieved his 1,600th career managerial victory tonight as the Bees defeated the Long Island Ducks 7-0 at New Britain Stadium. The win gives Cliburn 54 wins this season with the Bees. Cliburn began his managerial career in 1988 with the Watertown Pirates…

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A comedic blast from the past at CTC

August 19, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A slice of humor from the 1960s will grace the stage at Connecticut Theatre Company this month. The local theater troupe will be performing 1962’s “Boeing-Boeing” by Marc Camoletti (which was later turned into a movie in 1965). The comedy also was revived on Broadway in 2008 and included actresses…

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Cliburn gets 1,600th win in victory over Ducks

August 19, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees delivered Stan Cliburn his 1,600th career win in style, completing the four-game sweep of the Ducks with a 7-0 shutout. The Game Changed When…:…Mike Lee escaped a second and third, one out jam in the fifth inning thanks to a 9-6 double play that prevented…

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Hall of Fame: The unstoppable force-Lisa Matukaitis was a blue collar, blue chipper

August 19, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR School officials must have been shocked by the crowds at the Kennedy boys soccer game in the fall of ‘82. Even the athletes paused their pre-game rituals as the St. Thomas boys wandered onto their field. Everybody—the fans, the players, and the coaches—scanned the sidelines for the Kennedy girl that dared…

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Farm to table: Roger Orchards and Stop & Shop celebrate a 30-year partnership

August 19, 2016
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By CATHERINE BOYCE CORRESPONDENT Since 1809, Rogers Orchards has been producing their family’s fruit for Southington and the surrounding communities.  The original owner, Chauncey Merriman purchased the farm despite the risks of Connecticut weather which still propose a threat to Connecticut farmers today. After 207 years, the farm is still producing some of the freshest…

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Texting accident leads to DUI arrest

August 18, 2016
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Police were called to Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike on Wednesday, Aug. 17, at approximately 9 p.m., with reports of a three car accident with injuries in the area of Canal Street. The investigation resulted in the arrest of Traci Creem, 45, of Meriden for driving under the influence and closed the road for approximately an hour during the…

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Bees win third straight

August 18, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: Dominant pitching by the Bees lead to the 3-1 win over the Ducks, putting Stan Cliburn one win away from 1,600. The Game Changed When…:…Rob Bryson struck out back to back batters to end the eighth inning after the Ducks got a run off Kevin Vance to…

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Applications open for Barnes Trust grants

August 18, 2016
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The Bradley Henry Barnes & Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving the Southington community to submit a letter of intent for capital projects, programs or initiatives that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Southington residents. The proposed capital project, program or initiative must address one…

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