Bradley saved: HHC unveils $15 million development plan

July 2, 2015
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An artist’s rendering of Hartford Health Care’s plans for the Bradley Memorial Hospital campus in Southington.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER After nearly a year of adjusting ideas for the future of Bradley Memorial Hospital, Hartford HealthCare (HHC) has developed a plan that will improve health care efficiency in Southington and satisfy community concerns with a new universal care unit on the Bradley campus, and a new family health care center on Queen…

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BOE appoints JFK principal and SHS vice principals

July 2, 2015
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Richard J. Terino (Courtesy of Southington Public Schools)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington Public Schools will start the new school year with three new administrators, appointed by the Board of Education in a special meeting on June 22. Richard J. Terino will serve as the new principal of John F. Kennedy Middle School, following former principal Steven Madancy’s promotion to assistant superintendent. Terino has…

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Bristol Blues continue their hot hand: Locals finish the week with a four-game winning streak

July 2, 2015
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Ryan Rinsky being greeted by team after scoring the go-ahead winning run in the in the bottom of the eighth on a RBI single by Tyler Packanik.tif

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A four-game winning streak this past week shot the Bristol Blues (12-8) into first place in the West Division. After a two-day break, the Blues hit the road for Fraser Field in Lynn, Mass. on Tuesday, June 23 where they suffered their only loss of the week to the North Shore…

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Legion baseball is off to a rocky start

July 2, 2015
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Kyle MacLean circles third base during an 11-4 loss to Wolcott on Wednesday, June 24.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s American Legion baseball team (2-6) may have lost four-straight games over the past week, but the big question is, where did all of the Southington players go? American Legion baseball has always been known as a source for great baseball talent at a highly competitive level during the summer. However,…

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Knights compete at Super 100

July 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Team Nutmeg defeated Team Constitution, 44-22, in the third annual Super 100 Senior All-Star Classic Game at Rentschler Field on Saturday, June 27. A 29-yard scoring reception from Windsor’s John Nolan to Glastonbury’s Chika Chukwu put the game out of reach for Team Constitution in the fourth quarter, even though the…

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Hall of Fame officials release the Class of 2015: Southington’s 6th class continues to break barriers

July 1, 2015
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This may be the sixth class to be inducted into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame, but 2015 will be remembered as a year of firsts. This week officials announced the 2015 inductees, but the selection committee continues to delve deeper and deeper into Southington’s rich sports history to find those pioneers, superstars, and people…

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“Fantasy within Toy Theaters” at the Library Gallery

July 1, 2015
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As a past collector of 19th century toy theaters Sandra Winter still has a passion for the art and craft. Ms. Winter has designed and created a version of theatrical scenes combined with a story theme to complete the illusion for her “Fantasy within Toy Theaters” exhibit. Toy theaters were a popular form of drawing…

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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

July 1, 2015
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Compounce holding fireworks display July 4

On Saturday, July 4, Lake Compounce will host its annual fireworks display over the lake in celebration of Independence Day. Produced by Pyrotecnico, the show beginning with the laser show starts at 9 p.m., and fireworks will be launched from the far side of the lake as well as from barges floating in the lake.…

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Museum seeks vendors for ‘Bizarre Bazaar’

July 1, 2015
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The magic of the season begins at the Holiday Art and Craft Show, a juried show and sale of work by artists and artisans called “Bizarre Bazaar” at the New England Carousel Museum on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will be filled with artists and artisans ready to dazzle…

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