Business booming downtown

June 24, 2016
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Town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington with Town Manager Gerry Brumback, facing camera.

By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Each year, town officials, local business owners, and representatives from the Southington Chamber of Commerce take a stroll through downtown Southington. On their walk, they have an opportunity to exchange ideas for enhancing the area, suggest improvements, speak with local business owners and employees, and to see how things are…

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Sewage plan upgrade favored by council

June 24, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER The Town Council voted 8-1 in favor of a bond ordinance for improvements to the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility. The bond ordinance approved by the council on June 13, with councilor John Barry (D) opposing, approved $57, 100, 000 for improvements to the plant. The plan for the plant,…

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Bees outlast Barnstormers

June 24, 2016
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Bees outlast Barnstormers

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A back-and-forth game that was delayed at the start by rain could not keep the Bees from pulling out the 5-4 win in opener at Lancaster. The Game Changed When…: ……Jon Jones, who reached on a one-out walk in the ninth inning, stole second and third base to…

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Obituary: Robert Doolan

June 23, 2016
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Robert Doolan, 55, of Southington passed on June 22, 2016 at CT Hospice in Branford. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, two sons Matthew of Southington and his fiancé’ Brittany Rosado and Shawn of Ukiah, CA and his fiancé’ Hayleigh Needling., his sister Beverly Ryan and sister-in-law Valeria Corish of Norwalk. Bob loved his…

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Obituary: Tyler French

June 23, 2016
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Tyler D. French, 26, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2016. Born July 31, 1989, he was the son of Daniel French of Milldale and the late Joyce (Moran) French. Tyler loved to play the guitar, read and enjoyed working out. In addition to his father, he is survived by…

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Obituary: Arthur Nappi

June 23, 2016
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Arthur J. Nappi, 66, Southington passed away Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Arty was born in Waterbury on March 25, 1950, son of Catherine “Kitty” (Bartoletti) Nappi of Southington and the late Arthur Nappi. He was a graduate of St. Lucy’s Grammar School , Sacred Heart High School,…

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Raise the flag, and cue the band, for ‘1776’

June 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heidi Bass-Lamberto loves history. And she loves the time period of the American Revolution. She has the perfect vehicle to pursue these twin loves as director of Southington Community Theatre’s production of the musical, “1776.” The musical follows the men who led the way toward the creation of the United…

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Bees shut out Somerset

June 23, 2016
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Bees shut out Somerset

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: It was the James Skelton and Kyle Simon show as Skelton hammered two home runs and Simon pitched a complete game shutout. The Game Changed When…: …The game got off to a fast start when James Skelton hit a home run on the Bees very first pitch of…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

June 22, 2016
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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. DJ Tom Haynes. Dress casual. Nuchies, 164 Central St., Forestville. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229. JUNE 24, 25 BRISTOL ‘HOUSE OF USHER’ AND ‘PIT AND THE PENDULUM.’ Part of the Hollywood…

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