SEF announces leadership changes for 2016-2017

July 21, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There has been a change in leadership at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF), with Gail Duffy and Michelle LeBrun-Griffin taking the reigns from Jan Galati. The two life-long Southington residents will co-chair the non-profit, whose mission is “to instill a life-long love of learning in our children” in Southington by promoting innovative…

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Bees split doubleheader

July 21, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: In Game 1, Anthony Hewitt hit a two-run double to tie the game, leading to the eventual game winner. In Game 2, the Barnstormers had 3 runs in the 6th inning, highlighted by Mike McDade’s 2-run single. The Game Changed When…: …In Game 1, Anthony Hewitt hit a two-run double…

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Stage company brings ‘Arabian Nights’ to the Library

July 21, 2016
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Arabian Nights-Elijah (5) gives his mean face to fight off the bad guy

Bobby Wilhelmson, left, and Abby Raislback, right, draw members of the audience on-stage during an interactive performance of “Arabian Nights” on July 13 at the Southington public library. Elijah Perras, Grace Dillard, and Lilly Steindl take their bows after contributing to the show. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington scoreboard for the June 22 edition

July 21, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between July 11 and July 17. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 17 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s A Singles First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez, 6-2,…

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Bristol Blues are slumping to start the second half of the season

July 20, 2016
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Dylan Morris watches the baseball carry deep into the outfield at Muzzy Field.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues baseball team fell to their lowest point of the season after going 1-4 this past week, including a pair of losses to the Worcester Bravehearts and split games with the Torrington Titans. However, as Blues manager Pat Riley explains, the curving point is that the team has a…

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DellaVecchias will be honored with mass at Italian Festival

July 20, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER During the annual Italian-American Festival that fills downtown Southington with the scent of sausage and peppers and pasta fagioli, festival-goers take a break from visiting food and craft vendors on Sunday morning when an outdoor crowd gathers at the festival’s main stage, for a full Catholic mass. This year’s mass will be…

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Council holds off on joining residential solar program

July 20, 2016
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The Town Council chose to hold off on joining a residential solar plan known as Solarize Connecticut. The matter was tabled at a Town Council meeting on July 11 after much discussion surrounding whether the town should join the program, which requires the endorsement of a specific solar supplier. Solarize Connecticut is a community outreach…

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Early exit for Legion

July 20, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER High hopes of making a deep run into the 19U state tournament came to an abrupt end on Saturday, July 16 at Zipadelli Field (Sage Park) after the Southington American Legion baseball team came up short, 1-0, to Berlin in extra innings of a first round matchup. Post 72 was in…

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Man arrested for crashing a stolen car through a fence

July 20, 2016
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On July 14, police arrested Christopher Poller, 23, of Waterbury for an accident with a stolen car in Southington last November. Poller was transported from the New Haven Correctional Facility to Bristol Superior Court for arraignment. The police investigation began on Nov. 30, 2015, just before 11:30 p.m., when officers were dispatched to the area…

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