10,000 Maniacs seizes the moment with latest live set

July 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you capture lightning in a jar, it makes sense to share the glow. And that’s what 10,000 Maniacs did with its latest album, “Playing Favorites,” a live album that features many of the band’s hits. The band—which includes Mary Ramsey on vocals, Jerome Augustyniak on drums, Dennis Drew on…

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Job Fair for Northwest Village School set for July 28

July 15, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village School will host a Job Fair on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. The event is designed to recruit special education teachers; a high school science teacher; a high school math teacher; middle school – regular education teachers; and an education coordinator. Qualified candidates…

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Hall of Fame: He was the ‘Tops’–Doug Topshe was one of Southington’s biggest supporters

July 15, 2016
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Former Tops Market owner, Doug Topshe, will be inducted posthumously into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame for his efforts as a booster for local athletes, teams, and leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It’s been more than three decades, but Al Rousseau can still remember the late Doug Topshe taking a left out of Recreation Park. The owner of Tops Market never even glanced at his rear view mirror as his grocery store—and his home—vanished from view. Instead, Topshe was focused on his young passenger,…

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SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

July 15, 2016
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Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as recipients for the organization’s annual scholarships. The SEF, established in 2009 to support creative initiatives…

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Big Leaguers stopped in the championship round…again

July 15, 2016
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Angelo Calandra throws a pitch against Edgewood in Game 2 of the championship series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s Big League baseball team’s postseason rally was finally halted during a late, sixth-inning rally in game three of the District 5 state championship series on Monday, July 11. The Southington South Little League team just missed a chance to represent Connecticut at Dover, Del. in the regional tournament. For the…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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Farmers market offers Friday harvests

July 14, 2016
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Farmers Market-Alex (granddaughter) and Diana Ciaffaglione

Friday’s farmers market is underway at the town green. Visitors last week, above, pick through the a wide array of choices for regionally grown produce and plants. The weekly harvest is presented every Friday throughout the summer, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Click to Enlarge

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Early Childhood Collaborative names new director

July 14, 2016
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ECCS has named Joanne Kelleher as its new director.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On July 1, the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) welcomed its new director, Joanne Kelleher. A long time Southington resident, Kelleher takes the place of two-year director Mary Yuskis, who resigned from her position to move to Florida with her family. The ECCS is made up of a group of parents,…

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Scoreboard for the June 15 edition

July 14, 2016
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These are the scores for games played between July 4 and July 10. For more in depth coverage, read us in print or on-line. 2016 Wayton Open Tennis Tournament July 8-July 10 At Southington High School, Memorial Park, Panthorn Park, and Recreation Park tennis courts Men’s Singles (A) Division First Round—Grant Ogrin def. Christian Perez,…

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