Baring his soul from the heart of Texas

August 27, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR If you think about music in Texas, you might think of the blues. Or you might think of Tex-Mex music. Or you might even think of country music. Typically, you don’t think of soul music. But Luke Wade is the exception to that Texas musical stereotype. The former contestant on…

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Sen. Murphy to ride bus with Bristol commuters

August 27, 2015
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U.S. Senator Christopher Murphy will ride the Route 502 bus from Bristol City Hall for his “Congress on Your Bus” listening session with local commuters on Friday at 4:15 p.m. Murphy will talk with Bristol residents about their views on a variety of topics and will take their feedback back to Washington.  The Route 502 bus…

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Summer hours bring Hatton flowers

August 27, 2015
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Students returning to Hatton Elementary School for the first day of school were treated to a beautiful burst of colors as a result of the Hatton School Summer Enrichment program. Carolyn Serafino, a fourth grade teacher at the school, taught a course called “Scientific Wonders” where children learn about the impacts of natural disasters and…

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The Giving Back-Pack Girls

August 27, 2015
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Community members filled an entire bus with school supplies during a fundraising campaign organized by the Giving Back Girls in late July. Proceeds from the event will fill over 400 backpacks for Southington school children in need.

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Meet the 2015 Apple Harvest Committee: Michelle White is the woman behind the volunteers

August 27, 2015
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Michelle White will be helping this year’s volunteers as the Apple Harvest Festival Volunteer Chair.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2015 event runs from Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4 and Friday, Oct. 9 to Sunday, Oct. 11, and it will include everything that visitors have come to expect from a parade and road race…

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Getting ready for the first day of school…

August 26, 2015
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Photos By TAMMI NAUDUS Summer’s over. Students are back in school. This week, teachers scrambled to get ready for the 2015-2016 school year in the days leading up to the first day of school. Above, Hatton Elementary School teacher Gina DiNello, left, and paraprofessional Sherri LaRose organize books for a new class of fifth graders.  

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Southington Fall Sports Schedules

August 26, 2015
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The fall season is upon us. Southington High School will kick off the 2015-16 school year on Friday, Sept. 11 with football, boys and girls soccer, field hockey, and girls volleyball. Girls swimming will dive into competition on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Boys and girls cross country will burst from the starting gates on Saturday, Sept. 19.…

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Thalberg 5K, 5-mile race on Sept. 5

August 26, 2015
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Thalberg Elementary School is holding a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) 5K Family Walk and Run on Saturday, Sept. 5, rain or shine. The Thalberg Elementary School PTO is looking to replace their current playground to help promote increased physical activity, reduce risk of obesity, stimulate organized play, help to drive socialization, and foster positive, mental,…

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Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

August 26, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the Class LL high school baseball tournament. I had spent my first spring season as a…

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