March for Babies coming up in New Britain; Plymouth couple tapped as 2014 Ambassadors

April 15, 2014
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On Sunday, May 4 at WalnutHillPark in New Britain, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together to March for Babies—the March of Dimes walk honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. Funds raised help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit family support programs…

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Moose sighted in Southington

April 15, 2014
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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued an alert to motorists about a reported moose sighting in Southington. The moose was spotted on West Street near Interstate 84, and was last seen entering a swamp area that abuts the highway, according to the alert. “Moose near roadways pose a particular danger because…

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Keynote speaker announced for Armenian Genocide Commemoration April 26

April 15, 2014
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Keynote speaker announced for Armenian Genocide Commemoration April 26

Ruth Thomasian, a photograph archivist and historian, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 99th Armenian Genocide Commemoration which will be held in the House Chambers at the State Capitol on Saturday, April 26, starting at 11 a.m. The announcement was made by State Representative Christopher Wright (D-Bristol), chairman of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration…

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Turning the page; Girls Lacrosse has high expectations

April 13, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer What a difference a year makes. That’s the thought that’s been swirling around Jill Pomposi’s mind as she watches her team run through their paces at a preseason practice. Last spring, she stepped up as an interim coach to navigate the beleaguered Knights during a failed run at the postseason.…

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Renaldo’s celebrates 35 years in the pizza business

April 13, 2014
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Renaldo’s celebrates 35 years in the pizza business

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Renaldo’s Apizza & Pasta Restaurant, it has been a long journey of 35 years. Once comprising a small part of the property when it first opened, the Italian restaurant, located at 378 North Main Street, has undergone expansions, as the business grew from take-out only to take-out, sit-down and…

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Commitment to excellence; Boys Lax hopes to build on success

April 12, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Groups of three weave across the turf field in perfect precision, juggling lacrosse balls in an endless procession until Coach Ron Chase spies a group of freshmen struggling to complete their passes. “Again, again,” he urges, forcing them to return to the end zone to make another attempt. Chase watches…

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Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger gives a talk at the Summit at Plantsville

April 12, 2014
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Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger gives a talk at the Summit at Plantsville

By Ed Harris Editor Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger recently spoke to a small crowd at The Summit at Plantsville, talking about underwear, his large family that includes 13 brothers and sisters, trips to church and goofy thoughts. In the end, everything came together and offered tips on succeeding and getting ahead. “Get rid of your goofy…

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10 years of ‘Imagine Nation’ and enhancing creativity

April 11, 2014
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By KAITLYN NAPLES STAFF WRITER Although 10 years ago, there were only a few educational programs available at the Imagine Nation Museum, the programs always have been created with the idea in mind that they would provide a vehicle that would enhance children’s imagination and creativity as they learn at the same time. Now those…

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The first lady of softball; Hernandez becomes the 3rd coach in the program

April 11, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s hard to believe that Davina Hernandez is just the third person to grab the reigns of Southington’s softball program, but the first-year coach has already settled nicely into her new position. At a preseason practice, she drives a ball deep into right field and stops the drill to give…

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