Wayton Open is off to a promising start

July 16, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The eighth annual Wayton Open tennis tournament kicked off at local courts on Friday, July 10, and it continues to get bigger every year. The tournament started out as a one-day competition when former Southington High School standout Matt Wayton rolled out the charity event in 2007, but it has expanded…

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Blues keep pace in the West

July 16, 2015
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Robert Schryver digs in at the plate during a recent Bristol Blues home game. The Blues sit atop the Western Division of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Davis Strong hit one, deep to right field. Racing back, Willie Allen couldn’t get it. It bounced to the wall. One run in. Two runs in. Strong, on the second pitch, added to the Blues lead making it 6-0 in the top of the seventh. The Bristol Blues (21-12) picked up…

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Secondos celebrate 50 years

July 16, 2015
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Arthur and Marie Secondo celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, July 10. The couple were married at St. Thomas Church by the late Dawson Trenchard. The Secondos have three grown children, Sean, Doreen, and Stacy and five grandchildren.  Mr. Secondo is president of the Southington Chamber of Commerce and Marie is curator of the…

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Sister Sin takes its classic metal sound to the Mayhem hordes

July 16, 2015
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Sister Sin takes its classic metal sound to the Mayhem hordes

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Swedish band Sister Sin demonstrates that the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is committed to bringing fans all dimensions of the music known as heavy metal. Sister Sin, which is touring behind its latest album “Black Lotus,” has a definite 1980s metal feel to it. Sister Sin –which is fronted by…

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Tonight’s Music on the Green concert postponed to Thursday

July 15, 2015
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Music on the Green (2015)

Tonight’s “Music on the Green” concert has been POSTPONED until tomorrow evening, Thursday, July 16th (7-9 pm) due to the potential for heavy downpours in our area. “Tomorrow’s forecast looks sunny and less humid,” said a press release from the Parks and Recreation Department, “so we hope you’ll be able to join us then as…

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Letter: Reader offers his input on the state budget issues

July 15, 2015
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Letter: Reader offers his input on the state budget issues

To the editor: Some comments on Taylor Hartz’s July 10th article concerning the State Budget. First a misprint. The $1.3 billion cited for additional funding to Southington appears to wrong and may actually be $1.3 million. The increased tax exemption for veteran’s retirement pay is a step in the right direction. Veteran pensions previously received…

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A day at the park for Southington dogs

July 15, 2015
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The Observer visited the dog park on Mill Street to see how local pooches are handling the dog days of summer. You be the judge. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Obituaries for the July 17 edition

July 15, 2015
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  The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Loiuse L. Barnett, 91, of Southington died at home on July 7, surrounded by her family. She was the husband of the late Lute Barnett. Michael A. Casarella Jr., 87, died on Thursday July…

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Sports Listings for the July 17 edition

July 15, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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