Obituary: Richard John ‘Dick’ Perlot, 71

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Richard Perlot

After a short battle with cancer, Richard John (“Dick”) Perlot died on August 21, 2016 at Connecticut Hospice in Branford, CT at the age of 71. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (“Betty”) Perlot; his daughters, Kara (Jonathan) Brasfield of Southington and Kristen (Leo) Bloschock of Vienna, VA; his sisters Peggy (Jerry) Saindon…

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Obituary: James ‘Jim’ Donald Geis, 77

August 24, 2016
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Obit - James Geis

James “Jim” Donald Geis of Southington CT and Oro Valley AZ died peacefully in his sleep on Saturday August 20, 2016.  He was surrounded by his loving family during his final days. Born on September 19, 1938 he was one of 5 boys born to Mary and Robert Geis of Pittsburgh PA.  His surviving brothers…

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Obituary: Anne L. Petracca, 91

August 24, 2016
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Anne L. Petracca, 91, passed away at home on August 22, 2016. She was the beloved wife of the late Salvatore Petracca. Born April 12, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, she was the daughter of the late Orazio and Angela (Canterella) Mangano. Anne lived in New York until moving to Southington in 1986. She was a…

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Obituary: Arthur ‘Sparky’ D’Agostino Jr., 48

August 24, 2016
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Obit - Arthur D'Agostino Jr

Arthur “Sparky” D’Agostino Jr., 48, of Plainville, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2016 at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. He was born Sept. 9, 1967 in Southington. He was a graduate of Southington High School.  He had worked for Waste Management for 20 years and later for F&F Concrete. He enjoyed bowling and golf.…

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Park View Drive burglars caught by police

August 24, 2016
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Nolan Sorber

Police arrested one man and two minors for breaking into vehicles and sheds in the area of Park View Drive after receiving reports from area residents. On Aug. 21, at approximately 5:25 a.m., police received reports of three suspicious males looking into vehicles, and the witness directed police to the area. Police found Nolan Sorber, 18,…

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Taking a walk in the linear park

August 24, 2016
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SP Rails2Trails-Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty

The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a stroll on the trail. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Southington boy tees it up at TPC

August 24, 2016
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SP Matthew Luponio

Thirteen-year-old Matthew Luponio hit the golf course for the thrill of a lifetime when he teed it up with some of golf’s elite players at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell. The youngster from Plantsville was one of 36 young golfers selected to participate in the Eversource PGA Tour Player Experience for Junior Golfers at the…

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Former ESPN Emmy winner at Chamber forum

August 24, 2016
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Gerry Matalon

The Town of Southington and the Chamber of Commerce will present a business forum focused on media networking. The event will take place on Tuesday, Sep. 20 at the Hawk’s Landing Country Club. The forum features Gerry Matalon of Matalon Media, the former ESPN Senior Coordinating Producer of Talent Planning and Development. Matalon is a…

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St. Paul HS open house, tours, placement exam

August 24, 2016
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St. Paul Catholic High School will host three open houses this fall as the school prepares to celebrat its 50th anniversary. On Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m., school tours will be held with a chance to meet faculty and staff. A…

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