Blues still clinging to top spot: Locals struggle for 2 wins last week

July 23, 2015
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Ryan Rinsky beats the play at second base during a Bristol Blues game at Muzzy Field last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER With a count of 0-1 with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Bravehearts’ pitcher threw the second pitch, and Austin Chauvin moved off the plate to avoid getting hit by the ball. The catcher couldn’t put his glove on it. The ball rolled…

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Hall of Fame: Uncharted Water: Matt Crispino is still making waves in his sport

July 23, 2015
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Matt Crispino explodes out of the gate during a varsity race in his senior season.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Matt Crispino slipped into the pool like a Navy Seal and clawed his way toward the frontrunners at the 1999 Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) conference meet. All around him, scholarship swimmers were straining to find an edge in the water, but Crispino—a freshman—was matching them stroke-for-stroke. He shot into the turn as…

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2014 SHS grad publishes her first book

July 23, 2015
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Samantha D’Angelo, a Class of 2014 SHS graduate, has published her first book as a freshman at Fordham.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER When Samantha D’Angelo was a student at Strong Elementary School, her third-grade teacher, Ms. Sesek, noticed her talent for writing and encouraged her to pursue it. In her three years as a John F. Kennedy Middle School student, the young writer completed three books for the Young Authors Competition, winning the contest…

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Wayton Open crowns champions: Weather helps as local tournament welcomes biggest field ever

July 23, 2015
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Luke Pfanzelt returns a volley in the Men’s B Singles final at the 2015 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The 2015 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament is in the books and creator/director of the tournament Matt Wayton said the eighth year holding the tournament was by far the most successful. “This is great,” said Wayton. “Everything was on schedule this year. It only rained once during the week, so we frontloaded…

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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

July 23, 2015
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No warning, and a happily ever after delayed

BY LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Becky Houle Apuzzo is described by those who know her as an energetic and healthy individual. Not only does she work out regularly and eat well, but she also does not smoke or drink. But since early June 2015, Becky has been hospitalized for something she did not expect to…

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Grace Methodist announces summer services

July 23, 2015
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Grace United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St., Southington.

Grace United Methodist Church, at 121 Pleasant Street in Southington, has announced their revised summer schedule. Through Sunday, Aug. 30, the church will be celebrating one service on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion the first Sunday of each month. After the 9:30 a.m. service, there will be a coffee hour. The regular fall, winter,…

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Italian-American Festival starts this Friday on Center St.

July 23, 2015
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Italian Festival

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The aroma of Italian food will fill Center St. this weekend, as the 11th annual Italian-American festival returns to downtown. Sponsored by the Southington chapter of UNICO and the Sons of Italy, the event aims to promote Italian heritage in town, with a full schedule of live entertainment and a variety of…

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Performance listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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NOW thru AUG. 8 OTHER ‘ENRON.’ Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Presented by Hole in the Wall Theater. A play about one of the most infamous scandals in financial history. Hole In The Wall Theater, 116 Main St., New Britain. $20 for general admission. $15 for students and seniors. HITW.org NOW thru JULY 26…

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Kids listings for July 24

July 22, 2015
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JULY 24-26 OTHER ‘THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION.’ Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Performers from 16 towns including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115.…

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