Obituary: Marie Helen (Aldi) Susco, 89

August 19, 2016
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It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Marie Helen (Aldi) Susco.  Surrounded by her loving family, Marie entered God’s loving arms on Thursday, August 18, 2016.  Marie was the beloved wife of Vincent F. Susco Sr. for the past 67 years. Marie was born in her childhood home on Germania St,…

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Obituary: Lindsey Farren, 29

August 19, 2016
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Lindsey Farren 29, of Plantsville section of Southington, passed away on August 16, 2016 at her home. Lindsey had left a lasting impression with everyone she met. Lindsey was born on October 9, 1986 in Waterbury, and was the beloved daughter of Mark and Kathleen A. (Daly) Farren of Waterbury. Lindsey’s affection for her family…

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Blessing of the animals on Sept. 4

August 19, 2016
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The First Lutheran Church will be holding their annual “Blessing of the Animals” on Sunday, Sept. 4. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. on the front lawn of the church at 232 Bristol St. All are welcome to bring pets, photos or stuffed animals. Above, a family dog receives its blessing at last year’s…

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Bristol Blues find success off the field

August 19, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER No team wants to end their regular season with a five-game losing streak and be bumped out of the postseason, but there were still a lot of positive aspects of the Bristol Blues’ second season in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League that could be carried in to next season. General…

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Cliburn achieves 1,600th career victory

August 19, 2016
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(New Britain, Conn., August 18, 2016) – New Britain Bees Manager Stan Cliburn achieved his 1,600th career managerial victory tonight as the Bees defeated the Long Island Ducks 7-0 at New Britain Stadium. The win gives Cliburn 54 wins this season with the Bees. Cliburn began his managerial career in 1988 with the Watertown Pirates…

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A comedic blast from the past at CTC

August 19, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A slice of humor from the 1960s will grace the stage at Connecticut Theatre Company this month. The local theater troupe will be performing 1962’s “Boeing-Boeing” by Marc Camoletti (which was later turned into a movie in 1965). The comedy also was revived on Broadway in 2008 and included actresses…

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Cliburn gets 1,600th win in victory over Ducks

August 19, 2016
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Box score   In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees delivered Stan Cliburn his 1,600th career win in style, completing the four-game sweep of the Ducks with a 7-0 shutout. The Game Changed When…:…Mike Lee escaped a second and third, one out jam in the fifth inning thanks to a 9-6 double play that prevented…

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Hall of Fame: The unstoppable force-Lisa Matukaitis was a blue collar, blue chipper

August 19, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR School officials must have been shocked by the crowds at the Kennedy boys soccer game in the fall of ‘82. Even the athletes paused their pre-game rituals as the St. Thomas boys wandered onto their field. Everybody—the fans, the players, and the coaches—scanned the sidelines for the Kennedy girl that dared…

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Farm to table: Roger Orchards and Stop & Shop celebrate a 30-year partnership

August 19, 2016
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By CATHERINE BOYCE CORRESPONDENT Since 1809, Rogers Orchards has been producing their family’s fruit for Southington and the surrounding communities.  The original owner, Chauncey Merriman purchased the farm despite the risks of Connecticut weather which still propose a threat to Connecticut farmers today. After 207 years, the farm is still producing some of the freshest…

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