HHC nurses receive Nightingale Awards

June 20, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

Three local nurses were celebrated by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services with the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing, Connecticut’s largest state-wide nursing recognition program. These honorees were presented their awards at a May 5 ceremony in Hartford. Jodi Trottier, LPN, Southington Care Center; Kathy Chiulli, RN, MSN, clinical systems analyst, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services; and…

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Bees fall in 12

June 20, 2016
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Bees fall in 12

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees made yet another late inning rally to force extras for the second straight day, but ultimately fall to the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-6 in 12 innings. The Game Changed When…: …Patrick Palmiero, who had pinch hit in the 10th inning, delivered the eventual game-winning runs with…

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Bees look to light more fireworks vs. Skeeters tonight

June 18, 2016
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Bees look to light more fireworks vs. Skeeters tonight

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees go for their second straight win tonight against the Sugar Land Skeeters! First pitch 6:35PM! Series: With a 9-5 win last night, the Bees took the series opener against the Skeeters. New Britain has now won three straight games overall vs. Sugar Land. Bees Tickets | Available at…

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Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

June 18, 2016
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Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

Box Score In 140 Characters or Less: Backed by three home runs, the Bees took the opener of their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-5. The Game Changed When…: …Jon Jones’ grand slam in the third inning off Skeeters’ starter Parker Frazier was the highlight of a six-run inning, which opened up the ball…

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Letter: Reader doesn’t like garbage disposal site

June 18, 2016
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To the editor: For months, we have been told of the state’s monetary problems, the layoffs, salary cuts and job eliminations. Today comes the report of a state loan of $2 million to a Pennsylania company to build a garbage disposal on DePaolo Drive. This is the same Pennsylvania company that is waiting for state…

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Letter: Reader remembers former SHS teacher at her retirement

June 18, 2016
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To the editor: When I saw the opportunity to write a letter about Nancy Chiero, I knew right away what I wanted to say. I first met her when I was in eighth grade at Kennedy Middle School. I was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD when I was in elementary school. Since I can remember, I’ve been…

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Next stop, Miss Connecticut

June 17, 2016
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On Friday and Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville, 17 women will compete for the opportunity to be the next Miss Connecticut. When the winner is selected, she will be following in the footsteps of the reigning Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward. The pageant also is a preliminary event for the Miss America…

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Bees return home tomorrow to start six-game homestan

June 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ bats struggled once again to cash in with runners in scoring position as the team dropped its third straight to the Long Island Ducks 3-1. The Game Changed When…: …With the game tied at one in the eighth inning, Dan Johnson, who the Ducks acquired from Bridgeport earlier…

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Strong School educator named as 2016 Paraeducator of the Year

June 17, 2016
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Deborah Stevens of Strong Elementary School was named as Southington’s 2016 paraeducator of the year.

Deborah Stevens of William Strong Elementary School (SES) has been announced as Southington’s Paraeducator of the Year. Stevens has been a paraeducator at Strong since 2004, where she works with special education students from multiple grade levels. On April 29, Southington Public Schools announced that Stevens had been chosen as the town’s nominee for the…

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