Edgar Winter wields a pen as well as he wields a keyboard

July 18, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR To the fans, Edgar Winter always has been about the music. Edgar Winter is “Frankenstein,” the heavy, heavy instrumental track that was a monster hit and still echoes on classic rock radio. Edgar Winter is “Free Ride,” the ebullient hit single that is played nearly as much as “Frankenstein.” He’s…

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Bees rally late but still fall

July 18, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: Despite a furious ninth inning rally to tie the game, the Bees dropped their third straight to York 5-4 in 13 innings. The Game Changed When…: Eric Fornataro, who had retired the first two batters of the 13th inning, allowed back-to-back baserunners before serving up the game-winning single to Jared…

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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

July 18, 2016
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Blues drop second of home-and-home series

The Blues dropped the second leg of a home-and-home series against the Torrington Titans by a score of 5-0 July 17. Blues starter Jared Gallagher (Central CT State) got the start for the Blues and struggled with his command from the get-go. He yielded five runs on seven hits in four innings of work, walking…

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North Angels win the majors

July 18, 2016
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SP Briefs - Angels win the title

The Wood n’ Tap Angels captured the major league division title at the Southington Northern Little League. Players, above, Bobby Lasbury, Connor Hamlin, Justin Chiulli, Cooper Budette, Connor Whitehead, Nick Bertola, Noah Watson, Alex Ortiz, Kyle Martin, Ryan, Teixeira, and Mario Ferreri. Coaches were Bob Lasbury, Mike Hamlin, and Rich Whitehead.

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Bees hope to salvage York series

July 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees try to salvage the final game of their three-game series with York. First pitch 1:00PM! Series: The Revolution have won the first two games of the series, twice holding the Bees to one run in a 6-1 win Friday night and 5-1 win last night. The next time…

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Bees fail to solve York pitching

July 17, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: For the second straight night, the bats of the Bees could solve York’s pitching, losing 5-1 in game two of three. The Game Changed When…: With the bases loaded and one out and the Bees down by four runs in the seventh inning, the Revolution held the Bees to just…

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Boy Scouts clean up at Rec Park

July 16, 2016
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (5)

On Saturday, July 9, members of Boy Scout Troop 32 sort through donations during a bottle and can drive at Recreation Park. The group, which meets on Tuesdays at the First Congregational Church in downtown Southington, plans to hold another one in January. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Bees fall to Revolution in 1st game after break

July 16, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees could not solve James Simmons, dropping the opener of the three-game series vs. the Revolution 6-1. The Game Changed When…: With the Bees already down by three and trying to keep the game close, the Revolution broke out for another back-breaking three run inning in the fifth inning,…

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Commentary: Sen. Markley responds to opponent’s op-ed

July 16, 2016
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Sen. Joe Markley (R-16th district)

In a recent op-ed, Ryan Rogers argues that there’s something wrong with voting against legislation—that a “yes” vote is somehow inherently preferable to a “no.” I’d say it all depends on the bill. In my experience, it’s not legislation that failed but the disastrous bills that passed which damaged our state, beginning with Weicker’s income…

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