Bread for Life volunteer honored by Patriots

August 15, 2016
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Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft and Patriots and Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Tippett congratulate Benny Cammuso from Southington's Bread for Life for his selection as a Myra Kraft Community MVP Award winner. During the June 2 luncheon, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation awarded $200,000 in grants to 26 New England nonprofits. Bread for Life received a $5,000 grant in honor of Cammuso's volunteer efforts.

FOXBOROUGH, MASS.—The Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards place a spotlight on those who give their time to help others and exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving their communities through volunteerism. Each year, the Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation host the awards…

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Cirque Eloize’s ‘Saloon: A fine slice of circus with a theatrical flavor

August 14, 2016
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With its Wild West setting, intriguing and versatile set design, elaborate Western costuming, carefree dance choreography, and the use of live music, we can understand why the audience at Cirque Eloize’s “Saloon” were a bit confused. When the curtains rose on the show at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Saturday night, some…

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The Pintarich twins

August 14, 2016
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Christopher and Kaitlyn (Spinelli) Pintarich of Uxbridge, Mass. announce the birth of their twin sons, Griffin Thomas Pintarich and Grayson Lawrence Pintarich, on Sunday, May 15 at UMass Memorial in Worcester, Mass. Griffin (5 lbs., 3.8 oz., 18.5 inches) arrived at 3:21a.m., and Grayson (5 lbs., 7.4 oz., 18 inches) arrived at 3:22 a.m. Their…

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Christian Service Award winners

August 13, 2016
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Comm - Christian Service Award

The Southington Church Women United organization announced the 2016 Christian Service Award winners at its end of year award dinner recently at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Award winners are nominated by their church’s representative for their participation at various levels within their church committees, ministries and civic outreach. Front, from left, Marian McCormick (St.…

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Letter: Reader responds to Observer column, defends police

August 13, 2016
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To the editor: In response to Lisa Capobianco’s observations “Stop fighting. Start listening.” in the Friday July 22 edition of the Southington Observer, I take great exception to the phrasing of the fifth paragraph; “…we recently watched the horror of black citizens murdered by police, followed days later by the killing of Dallas police officers…”…

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Letter: Italian American Festival officials thank the Southington community

August 13, 2016
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To the editor: First we would like to thank you for the fine coverage you gave our recently completed 12th annual Southington Italian American Festival, sponsored by the Southington Sons of Italy, the Unico Club of Southington and the Sorelle D’Italia in America. It is certainly appreciated. While the weather could have been better, we…

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Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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Eversource begins helicopter inspections of power lines

August 12, 2016
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SO NEWS Eversource Helicopters

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections through the month of August for high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way in Connecticut. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, helicopters will begin flying over transmission lines in Southington, Meriden, Middlefield, and Berlin before moving on to eastern Connecticut. The work involves the use of low flying helicopters equipped with high-resolution cameras,…

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Musical buddies Counting Crows, Rob Thomas draw different crowds

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Counting Crows and Rob Thomas may be two peas in a pod—buddies on tour together who hit the alternative music scene of the 1990s at the same time—but their audiences definitely are of two different minds. At the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 6, the differences between Counting Crows’ and…

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