Police urge residents to join the fight against illegal drug activity in town

June 27, 2016
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Drugs - Photo by Baitong333

In a recent press release, the Southington Police Department committed to combating the sale and possession of illegal drugs in Southington. As part of this ongoing effort they communicated two ways to report illegal drug sales and possessions. Both can be reported anonymously. People with information regarding illegal drug activity can contact the Southington Police…

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Obituary: John ‘Phil’ Utke, 69

June 27, 2016
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Obit - John Utke

John “Phil” Utke, 69, of Southington, passed away on June 24, 2016 at HOCC New Britain Campus. He was the husband of Esther (Miller) Utke. He was born November 15, 1946 in New Britain, son of the late John and Jean (Thiery) Utke. John served in the US Army during the Vietnam War. Prior to…

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Blues back on track

June 27, 2016
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The Bristol Blues got back on track in a big way after three straight tough losses, taking the win over their western division rival, the Pittsfield Suns. Frankie Gregoire (Marist) had a huge day at the plate, coming only a triple short of the cycle, finishing the day 3-4 with five RBIs. The turning point…

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Bees fall short

June 27, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:New Britain could not pick up the series win in the finale vs. Lancaster, settling for the split after their 6-4 loss. The Game Changed When…: ……With the game tied 1-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Lance Zawadzki hit his second grand slam in as many days…

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Bees look for win against Lancaster

June 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take the final game of their four-game set with the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 5PM! Series: New Britain fell to Lancaster 13-3 in game three of the series last night. After today’s series finale, the two teams next square off at New Britain Stadium in another…

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Bees’ streak ends

June 26, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:The Bees could not climb out of an early hole, falling to Lancaster 13-3 in game three of four of the series. The Game Changed When…: ……The Barnstormers, already up by four after the first inning, hit two home runs in the second to put the Barnstormers up by…

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Ray Gawlak is Orchards Artist of the Month

June 25, 2016
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"Seagull Near Sunset" by Ray Gawlak.

Ray Gawlak of Meriden will be exhibiting his photography at The Gallery at The Orchards from July 1 to July 31. The title of his show is “Something Old, Something New.” The exhibit will feature a variety of images including nature and seascape photos of New England, Europe and New Zealand.  Gawlak graduated from Southern…

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Former teen pageant winner now leads Pats’ cheerleaders to the field

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Former Teen Miss Bristol Karen Link once again will be dancing on the sidelines for the New England Patriots during the 2016-17 season. And this time around, the cheerleader will have a new role with the squad. Captain. Link, a Terryville resident and Holy Cross High School in Waterbury graduate,…

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Local representatives do well at Miss Connecticut

June 25, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Although they ultimately didn’t win the Miss Connecticut crown, the local contestants made their mark on the stage this past Friday and Saturday. Alyssa Taglia of Wolcott was crowned Miss Connecticut on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville after two nights of competition that began Friday. Three of…

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