Children welcomed to ‘Winter Wonderland’

December 26, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER From animation drawings to carousel design art to cartoon film showings, the Winter Wonderland Children’s Adventure event at the Bristol Historical Society will feature something for all children. The free event will take place on Monday, Dec. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature a variety of…

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Fear not the pop, Grace Potter is still Grace Potter

December 26, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a musical artist is known for a particularly left-of-center style— and word arrives that their newest recorded effort is “pop”— trepidation ripples through the ears of their hardcore fans. Has their favorite artist sold out to the corporate world and the lure of the almighty dollar? So when the…

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SVMFL cheers with the New England Patriots

December 25, 2015
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The league presented a check to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Southington Cheerleaders attended a special cheer clinic run by the New England Patriots Cheerleaders on Saturday, Dec. 12. Cheerleaders from Southington High School and the Southington Valley Midget Football League were selected after both teams raised $4,376 to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The money was raised…

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Letter: Reader upset with Town Council chair

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: I attended the Town Council meeting on Nov. 23, and I listened with amazement at the disrespectful manner Michael Riccio addressed both Chris Palmieri and Dawn Miceli. Riccio stated that Palmieri was removed from serving on the Apple Harvest Committee because “other people have new ideas.” I question how appointing two co-chairs…

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Letter: Connecticut Girl Scouts CEO thanks the volunteers

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: In the spirit of the holiday, I would like to share my gratitude to more than 17,000 adult members of Girl Scouting who volunteered their time, resources, and giving hearts to touching the lives of 35,000 Girl Scouts across Connecticut. Because of their tireless dedication and commitment, we continued to build girls…

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Letter: Reader is upset about Palmieri’s treatment by Council chair

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: You can add my name to those upset about Christopher Palmieri being replaced as the Apple Harvest co-chair. Chris works tirelessly for Southington in every way. If there is a problem he is always there to help and keep things flowing smoothly. It is just an insult to someone so dedicated our…

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Letter: Reader supports Palmieri’s tenure on AHF board

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: I am writing today as a community member who was very disappointed to see partisan politics infect something as wonderful and unifying as the annual Apple Harvest Festival. When Council chair Michael Riccio “rewarded” Chris Palmieri for over a decade of hard work by unilaterally and abruptly removing him from, not only…

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Letter: Reader is disappointed with Council’s AHF appointments

December 25, 2015
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To the editor: I am writing my opinion to explain a situation which I consider unexceptionable and disappointing. Very recently Chris Palmieri was abruptly taken off as co-chairman of the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. He was chairman for many years and more recently shared the chairmanship. Being the volunteer chairman for many years, I had…

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NORAD is tracking Santa’s travels

December 24, 2015
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Santa is on his way…. keep tabs on his progress. Santa’s arrival imminent

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