Fifth Harmony prove they’re ready for stardom

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most acts who find themselves riding to the top of the charts with just one or two albums under their belt find themselves in a bit of a bind when they headline their first concert tours. They may have a handful of hits. But do they have an evening’s worth…

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Musical ponders the paths not taken

August 12, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT We’ve all had a moment where we stop and think “what could have been” if we acted outside of our comfort zone, chose one opportunity over another or took the road less traveled. The protagonist of “If/Then,” Elizabeth (Jackie Burns) takes us on a journey where we don’t have to wonder…

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Rocker Ricky Nelson’s sons keep the flame burning

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rock and roll progeny often make a concerted effort to avoid sounding like their parents. Other times, however, the sons and daughters of rock legends capitulate to the inevitable and embrace their genetics. Twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson had tried the former approach during their pop metal days in…

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Library receives adaptive technology

August 11, 2016
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Members of the Southington Commission on Disabilities recently presented adaptive technology to the Library, including two LCD screen magnifiers and a pair of vision boards. The items will be installed on library computers to magnify the screen image and make the keyboard easier to read. From left, library board chair Mary Ellen D’Angelo with members…

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Obituary: Helen (Papadoupoulis) Unaris, 91

August 11, 2016
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Helen (Papadoupoulis) Unaris, 91, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at home, surrounded by her loving family.  She was the wife of the late Arthur Unaris, who was the former co-owner of Capitol Lunch in New Britain. She was born in Greece on March 7, 1925, a devoted communicant of St. George…

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Drunk driver arrested with 5 year old passenger

August 11, 2016
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Police arrested a Cheshire woman for drunk driving with her child in the car. Dianna Stapleton-St. Germaine, 49, was taken into custody after police received tips about an erratic vehicle on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington. Officers were dispatched at approximately 3:40 p.m. on Aug. 5 after receiving reports about the vehicle on Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in…

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Commission on Disabilities unveils a survey to raise awareness and focus efforts

August 11, 2016
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By KRYSTAL GOETHECORRESPONDENT The Commission on Disabilities (COD) is an organization that focuses on individuals with disabilities in the area. Their mission is to make sure that people with disabilities and their caregivers feel welcome and are able to work and function. Recently, the commission came out with a survey. According to Karen Leary the…

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Bees look for final win in match up against York

August 11, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for the win in the final matchup this season between the Bees and York Revolution! First pitch 6:30PM! Series: The Revolution have taken each of the first three games of the series, all by margins of two runs or less. Tonight’s game will be the final game…

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Bees’ bats silenced by Revolution

August 11, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could muster little offensively against the Revolution’s pitchers, dropping their third straight by a 2-0 margin. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees, trailing by one, left the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning after filling them with just one out, squandering what would be…

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