Atonishek, Julia wedding

July 24, 2016
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Linda and Jose Julia announce the recent graduation and marriage of their son Dr. Jonathan Julia to Dr. Jacqueline Antonishek. Jonathan graduated with honors from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C on May 22, 2016, receiving his medical doctorate degree. He is beginning his residency in anesthesiology and critical care. Jacqueline is…

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First Baptist donates hundreds of dresses

July 23, 2016
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First Baptist Church of Southington donated approximately 300 handmade dresses to women’s and children’s shelters during their June 12 worship service. This dress mission was implemented move than five years ago by church member Emily Lamy, who has delivered them in the past to the poor in the Dominican Republic. Women from the church’s Grandparents’…

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Bees drop series opener to Bluefish

July 23, 2016
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  In 140 Characters or Less: In the series opener from Bridgeport, the Bees were unable to hold onto an early lead as they fell 10-3 to the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…: …Bluefish right fielder Welington Dotel hit a grand slam in the bottom of the third, turning a 3-1 Bees’ lead into a…

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Letter: Reader comments on process for renaming the municipal center

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: The honor to John Weichsel by having the municipal center dedicated in his name was well-thought and a well-deserved distinction for this long-serving Town Manager, who helped guide many important permanent changes to Southington over the many years he served the town. This would have been so much more of a resounding…

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Letter: Police Chiefs seek partnership with the public

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) wants to express its deepest sympathy to the community of Baton Rouge, La. following news of today’s murder of two police officers and one sheriff’s deputy, as well as the wounding of three other law enforcement personnel. This latest senseless event is another attempt to violently…

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Letter: Reader questions cemetery activities

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: When has it become common practice to display disrespect when visiting a cemetery, such as riding bicycles, jogging, exercising, etc.? My parents, as well as other family members and friends, are interred at St. Thomas Cemetery with the understanding that they would rest in peace in “hallowed ground.” Betsy McNerny, Plainville

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Letter: Reader offers his spin on candidate’s claims

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: On Friday, July 8, I received an expensive tri-fold mailer from State Rep. Dave Zoni, boasting about what a great job he is doing representing the citizens of Southington. In checking out the information, I learned that this expensive mailer was paid for by the tax payer. I also learned most of…

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New transfer station hours

July 22, 2016
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Effective Saturday,  Aug. 6, the bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be closing at 3 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m. The station will be open, weather permitting, on most Saturdays through Dec. 3. See the full schedule below: Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10,…

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This weekend: Spotlights presents “Beauty and the Beast”

July 22, 2016
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  Southington Youth Summer Theater, Spotlights group, presents Beauty and the Beast.  Performances are at Southington High School Auditorium on July 22-23rd.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00.  There is a matinee performance on Saturday at 1:00.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  General admission.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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