Letter: Police Chiefs seek partnership with the public

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: The Connecticut Police Chiefs Association (CPCA) wants to express its deepest sympathy to the community of Baton Rouge, La. following news of today’s murder of two police officers and one sheriff’s deputy, as well as the wounding of three other law enforcement personnel. This latest senseless event is another attempt to violently…

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Letter: Reader questions cemetery activities

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: When has it become common practice to display disrespect when visiting a cemetery, such as riding bicycles, jogging, exercising, etc.? My parents, as well as other family members and friends, are interred at St. Thomas Cemetery with the understanding that they would rest in peace in “hallowed ground.” Betsy McNerny, Plainville

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Letter: Reader offers his spin on candidate’s claims

July 23, 2016
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To the editor: On Friday, July 8, I received an expensive tri-fold mailer from State Rep. Dave Zoni, boasting about what a great job he is doing representing the citizens of Southington. In checking out the information, I learned that this expensive mailer was paid for by the tax payer. I also learned most of…

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New transfer station hours

July 22, 2016
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Town of Southington

Effective Saturday,  Aug. 6, the bulky waste transfer station on Old Turnpike Road will be closing at 3 p.m. instead of 3:30 p.m. The station will be open, weather permitting, on most Saturdays through Dec. 3. See the full schedule below: Aug. 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10,…

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This weekend: Spotlights presents “Beauty and the Beast”

July 22, 2016
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  Southington Youth Summer Theater, Spotlights group, presents Beauty and the Beast.  Performances are at Southington High School Auditorium on July 22-23rd.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00.  There is a matinee performance on Saturday at 1:00.  Tickets are $5.00 each.  General admission.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Bees head to Bridgeport for three-game series

July 22, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees head to Bridgeport tonight to open a three-game series with in-state rival Bluefish! 7:12PM first pitch! Series: New Britain and Bridgeport are 7-7 against each other so far in 2016. The two teams last played each other two weeks ago at New Britain Stadium, with the teams splitting…

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Obituary: Ann (Patterson) Hartung, 87

July 22, 2016
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Obit - Ann Hartung

Ann (Patterson) Hartung, 87, of Southington passed away on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at her home. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Hartung Sr. Born January 23, 1929 in Pittsburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul James Smith and Frances Patterson Smith. Ann was a member of the American…

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Pokemon GO all the way to sweetFrog

July 22, 2016
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sweetFrog Enterprises, a leading national frozen yogurt franchise, has announced that it will host a Pokémon GO takeover from coast to coast this weekend (July 22-24) in all participating locations, including the Plainville location at 17 Farmington Ave. From the time shops open on Friday, July 22 to the time they close on Sunday, July…

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Cheap Trick keeps exploring new horizons

July 22, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Some bands who stick around for a couple of decades resort to retracing their steps rather than forging ahead with new ones. But Cheap Trick, despite a sizeable catalogue of hits and well-known tracks, continues to release new music. And the band, which comes to Connecticut on July 25, has…

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