Grabbing the gold

December 1, 2015
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SP Briefs - Triathlon 3

Tyler Grabowski, 10, recently completed his seventh race in the 2015 kids triathlon season. Each race typically consists of 100 yards swimming, four miles biking, and one half mile running. Grabowski placed in the top 10 in every race and won three of his seven races, including victories at the New England Kids Triathlon in…

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Babina is December artist at The Orchards

December 1, 2015
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“The Florence Griswold House,” by Jay Babina.

Jay Babina is the December artist of the month at The Orchards in Southington. Through Dec. 29, visitors are invited to view his show, “Expressions, Images and Journeys.” Babina, a practicing graphic designer and illustrator, has over 50 years of experience. He is currently involved with eight art organizations throughout Connecticut, which leads him into…

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Missionary shares inspirational message at First Baptist Church

December 1, 2015
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Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, American Baptist missionary, left, greets the congregation on Nov. 1 with the Rev. Sharon Holt, pastor of First Baptist Church of Southington.

Rev. Mercy Gonzalez-Barnes, an American Baptist Churches USA missionary, made a stop on Sunday, Nov. 1 at First Baptist Church of Southington during her New England tour. Gonzalez-Barnes, who lives in southern California with her family and serves in Mexico, has been called to an expanded venue including Latin America and the Caribbean. Commissioned in…

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Wolves win division

November 30, 2015
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SP Briefs - SSC U12 boys

The Southington Wolves U-12 boys soccer team rallied to a 7-1-1 record (5-0-1 division) to capture the division title for the Southington Soccer Club. Front, from left, L. Schroeder, J. Vuong, B Ferriera, E. Schmarr, T. Gage, T. Francis, and M. Ditota. Back, Asst. Coach Nesprido, N. Nesprido, R Matthews, E. Evjen, M. Messina, A.…

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State Police announce holiday arrests over Thanksgiving weekend

November 30, 2015
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CT State Police

MIDDLETOWN—The Connecticut State Police announced that they supplemented the normal patrol force with additional state troopers throughout the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The operation began at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and concluded on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Troopers patrolled roads and highways across Connecticut, focusing on drunken driving violations and aggressive driving. The state…

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Woman arrested for theft of ATM card from elderly resident

November 30, 2015
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Eileen Vertucci

Eileen Vertucci, 48, of Meriden was arrested on Nov. 21 at approximately 8:15 p.m. on an active arrest warrant and charged with second degree larceny and illegal use of a credit card. The warrant stems from an investigation that began in June 2012 when a person assisting an elderly Southington resident with her finances discovered…

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Fatality at Copper Ridge

November 30, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

On Saturday, Nov. 28, Southington Police responded to the area of 305 Copper Ridge at approximately 9:07 a.m. on a report of an untimely death. At some point on Nov. 27, the victim, Eric Alberti, 50, of Southington left his parent’s home and walked up into the mountainous terrain on the east side of Copper…

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First Baptist Church hosts Christmas concert on Dec. 13

November 30, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington
581 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8121

The First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave., Southington will be holding a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The Bennett Family of Cheshire will present a musical concert for the holiday season. Enjoy the festive sounds of hand bells, instrumentals, vocals, and a seven-piece accordion ensemble. Bring family and friends as this family of 11…

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Mary Our Queen breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6

November 30, 2015
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Mary Our Queen Roman Catholic Church
248 Savage St, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-4901

Mary Our Queen Church will hold its annual breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 6 in the church hall on Savage Street. The breakfast will be held after the 8 a.m. and 12:30 masses. A visit by Santa is expected. Cost is $6 for adults ($3 for children under 12). Tickets are available at the…

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