Obituary: Lucritia ‘Scotty’ Pepe, 82

August 22, 2016
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Lucritia “Scotty” Pepe, 82, of Old Saybrook, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at Hospital of Central CT, New Britain. She was the wife of the late Angelo Pepe, Sr. She was born April 8, 1934 in Celeste, TX. She was a parishioner of St. John’s Catholic Church in Old Saybrook. She is survived by…

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Obituary: Gail A. Johnson, 64

August 22, 2016
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Gail A. Johnson, 64, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, August 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on October 14, 1951 in Southington to Ruth (Barbier) Johnson and the late Theodore Johnson, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. Gail worked as a registered X-Ray/CT scan technician…

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Obituary: Mary Ann F. DeSapio, 79

August 22, 2016
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Mary Ann F. DeSapio, 79, of Southington, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday August 20, 2016. She was the wife of Stephen DeSapio and were married for 58 years.  Mary Ann was born on July 16, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, and was the daughter of the late Ignatius…

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‘Books in a Jar’ winner (July)

August 22, 2016
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The Southington public library announced that Paula Brisco, above, was the winner in the July “Books in a Jar” challenge. Brisco correctly guessed the three books in the jars: “The Ditchdiggers Daughters” by Yvonne Thornton, “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian; and “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant. The answer to the bonus question was,…

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Blue Crabs snap Bees’ win streak at 4

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees were unable to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games as they dropped the series opener to the Blue Crabs 9-6. The Game Changed When…:…Crabs’ first baseman Michael Snyder launched a two-run home run in the eighth inning to turn a one-run deficit into…

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Bees rally late but drop 2nd straight to Blue Crabs

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: Despite rallying to get the tying run to second in the ninth, the Bees dropped their second straight to the Blue Crabs 5-3. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs, already leading 3-1 in the eighth, scored two more runs that inning thanks to a Michael Snyder home run…

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Bees drop rain-drenched finale

August 22, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ hopes of salvaging the series finale vs. the Blue Crabs were swept away by rain as the Blue Crabs won 6-3 in seven innings. The Game Changed When…:…the Blue Crabs scored four times in the bottom of the second (highlighted by a Jamar Walton three-run home…

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Letter: Reader worries about water supply

August 20, 2016
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To the editor: Southington is watching the water supply during this drought. The town is growing fast. Soon, new wells, equipment, and water department employees will be needed. Current customers should not have to pay for this. Instead, new building permits for commercial and residential customers should have a surcharge. This will help pay these…

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Letter: YMCA thanks Race4Chase volunteers

August 20, 2016
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To the editor: Saturday, Aug. 6 proved to be an historical, inspirational and magical day at YMCA Camp Sloper with nearly 450 children between the ages of 5 and 13 came together for the Race4Chase Kids Triathlon. Words cannot express the power and the inspiration of the Race4Chase kids triathlon. Inspired by Chase Kowalski, a…

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