Conservation commission approves bridge plan

July 27, 2016
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Bridge construction

After a special on-site meeting on Thursday, July 21, members of Southington’s Conservation Commission Inland Wetland and Watercourses Agency (CCIWWA) voted unanimously to approve an application to rehabilitate a bridge which spans the Eight Mile River on West Center Street. Southington’s director of public works Keith Hayden, along with Joseph Scalise, bresented an overview of…

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Students get an education at Democratic convention

July 27, 2016
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SO Democratic Convention

By JACQUELINE STOUGHTONREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Connecticut college students are getting a behind-the-scenes look, as they experience the Democratic National Convention you won’t see on television. Four students and one professor from Quinnipiac University have already been in Philadelphia in the week leading up to the convention as a part of a two-week, six-credit program that consists of…

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Neighboring communities discussing Tilcon plan

July 27, 2016
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Tilcon

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER In February, Tilcon Connecticut proposed a project that would require them to lease watershed land owned by the City of New Britain. Over 40-years, the crushed stone, concrete and hot asphalt mix company would use 130-acres south of their gravel mine for additional mining. In exchange, the communities of Southington, Plainville, and…

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Blues get back on track for tourney

July 27, 2016
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Frankie Gregoire makes a sliding catch during the Blues’ loss to the North Shore Navigators on Sunday, July 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Bristol Blues rebounded from the franchise’s worst week of the year to go 4-2 last week. After defeating the Pittsfield Suns twice and splitting games with the Seacoast Mavericks, the Blues finished the week with a total of 72 hits in six games. “We’ve been swinging the bat really well…

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Obituary: Donald B. Fries, 94

July 27, 2016
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Obit - Donald B Fries

Donald B. Fries, 94, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Thursday July 21, 2016 at HOCC of New Britain. He had been the loving husband of Lorraine (Harriott) Fries for 60 years. Born on January 30, 1922 in Middlefield to the late Frederick and Anne (Meek) Fries, he had been a longtime Southington resident. Donald…

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Obituary: Willy H. McDonald, 80

July 27, 2016
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Willy H. McDonald, 80, of Lake Alfred, FL. passed away December 29, 2015 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, FL. Born in Underhill, VT. he was a former Southington resident before moving to Florida. Surviving is his wife, Margaret (Peer) McDonald; a daughter Brenda Olivieri and a son Scott McDonald; 8 grandchildren; a great grandchild;…

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Obituary: Richard Francis ‘Dick’ Sargent Sr., 95

July 27, 2016
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Richard Francis “Dick” Sargent Sr. passed away on July 26, 2016 after a short illness. He was the husband of Elsie Bernice (Blanchard) Sargent. He was 95. He was a life-long resident of Southington and resided at The Orchards at Southington at the time of his death. Dick was born on April 5, 1921 in…

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Obituary: Mavroudis ‘Mike’ Vassiliou, 60

July 27, 2016
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Obit - Mikie Vassiliou

Mavroudis “Mike” Vassiliou, 60, of Bristol, beloved husband of Paraskevi “Evvie” (Hatzisavvas) Vassiliou, died on Monday (July 25, 2016).  He was the founder and owner of Family Pizza in Southington since 1990. He was born in the village of Profilia in Rhodes, Greece on April 6, 1956, and he was one of six children of…

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Obituary: Christine (Nash) Hackett, 77

July 27, 2016
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Christine (Nash) Hackett, 77, of Southington passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was the wife of the late William D. Hackett. Born February 9, 1939 in New York, NY she was the daughter of the late Kurt and Elsa (Geidt) Nash. Christine was an insurance agent for…

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