Obituary: Norman L. Koeller, 86

August 4, 2016
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Norman L. Koeller, 86, of Meriden, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Apple Rehabilitation Coccomo in Meriden. He was the husband of Mary (Farley) Koeller for 64 years. He was born Sept. 28, 1929 in Meriden the son of the late Paul and Mina (Hall) Koeller. He retired from Cytec of Wallingford. He…

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Foundation offers grant to help end homelessness

August 4, 2016
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Community Foundation of NB

by LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plainville and Southington non-profit organizations have a new grant opportunity to address youth and family homelessness. The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is offering a $10,000 grant through its Catalyst Fund to nonprofits serving Plainville, Southington, Berlin and New Britain that offer or propose to develop innovative solutions to…

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Hall of Fame: The balancing act–Andy Liseo was hard to take down on the field and on the mat

August 4, 2016
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Liseo wrestling

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Andy Liseo spun around the first Bloomfield defender like a ninja warrior, bouncing off two fingers to keep his balance, and slipping through a pair of linebackers at the line of scrimmage. Liseo ricocheted off the next defender to find some open space on the sidelines…and it was off to the…

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Letter: Candidate to hold local forum

August 4, 2016
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To the editor: This Saturday, August 6th, I will be at Carousel Coffee Shop at 190 Main St. in Southington, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Please stop by if you would like to meet with me and talk about state and local issues. If you can’t make it but still want to talk with…

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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

August 3, 2016
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The Italian-American Festival welcomes locals for a taste of Italy

By JEN CARDINESCORRESPONDENT Center Street was bustling this past weekend as visitors poured onto the street for the 12th annual Italian-American Festival. Many vendors lined the streets offering food, beverages, jewelry and more. The Italian culture was kept alive with sausage and peppers, pasta faggioli, pizza, and sweet treats to satisfy a hungry crowd. Castello Pizza…

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Mrs. CT America, Crystal Bees host bowl-a-thon Friday, Aug. 5

August 3, 2016
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240 Spring Street, Southington, CT 06489
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By ALEXA FARRELLCORRESPONDENT Crystal Bees and Mrs. Connecticut America are inviting people to put on their bowling shoes and have a ball at a fund raiser for Victoria’s Voice this Friday. Mrs. Connecticut America Allyson Genovese-Naughton of Southington is working with the Spring Street entertainment facility for a Bowl-A-Thon on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to…

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Suspect in ATM card theft arrested at Torrington traffic stop

August 3, 2016
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Robert Street

A New Britain man was taken into custody by Torrington police after a traffic stop revealed an open arrest warrant in Southington. Robert J. Street, 36, was taken into custody by Torrington police at approximately 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 30 and transported to the Southington Police Headquarters, booked, and processed. The warrant alleges that Street used…

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SoCCA ‘soft opening’ offers a peak at new arts center

August 3, 2016
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Arts Center-Ruben Marroquin teaches Rachel Dehnel to weave

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR A couple of visitors were leafing through John Atashian’s photographs of famous guitarists, and the sounds of  The Sawtelles filtered downstairs through the crowd like the perfect soundtrack. In a room at the top of the stairs, one man sat at a loom. Two others were holding a demonstration for weaving rugs in…

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Letter: Reader warns about hidden college fees

August 3, 2016
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To the editor: Parents and students who pay college tuition beginning this week should take a close look at ALL of the fees listed on the bursar’s statement. In addition to costs for tuition, housing and the meal plan, you will likely see charges that may include “technology” fees, “student activity” fees and several fees…

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