Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

November 14, 2014
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Fitz and the Tantrums’ ‘The Walker’ has the world humming

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as the models stepped onto the runway at the recent graduation for Plainville’s International Institute of Cosmetology at Plantsville’s Aqua Turf, the disc jockey cued it up. The sound was unmistakable, thanks to the idiosyncratic—and incredibly catchy—opening musical refrain of someone whistling. And it immediately set the mood…

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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

November 14, 2014
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Swimmers raise the bar for finals: Knights set 2 school records; advance 5 swimmers, 3 relays to finals

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Ally Schroeder cut almost five seconds off her personal best in the 200 individual medley to claw her way into the top 30. In her final race, she climbed over eight swimmers and dropped her time by almost three seconds to break into the top 20 in the 100 backstroke.…

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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

November 14, 2014
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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington residents took to the polls on Election Day and the majority voted in support of the incumbents on the ballot. Incumbent Democrat John Larson defeated Republican candidate Matthew Corey in the First Congressional District race. Larson, who will be serving for his ninth term, received 8,008 votes from Southington voters…

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Vets air complaints, praise for veterans home

November 13, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ Many veterans who live at the Connecticut Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill see it as a life-saver, but still believe the buildings, staff and administration need improvement, several veterans told lawmakers Wednesday. About 80 people, including veterans who rely on the home’s nursing facility and…

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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

November 13, 2014
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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER School officials are reluctant to speak about an incident at Southington High School last week involving a teacher who was reportedly intoxicated during class at Southington High School. However, despite their attempts to keep the matter private, the story is making global headlines and evolving with information from several unnamed…

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Nearly $17 M in outside money spent on gov race

November 12, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Nearly $17 million in outside money was spent on Connecticut’s tight governor’s race, a sizable sum that could prompt legislative action by state lawmakers. Common Cause of Connecticut is reviewing the flow of independent expenditures in the days following the election. The government watchdog group determined…

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Planet Fitness collecting food donations

November 12, 2014
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Planet Fitness, the health club franchise known for its Judgment Free Zone and affordable prices, has partnered with several Connecticut food banks to help communities in need. Beginning Nov. 9, Planet Fitness kicked off the holiday season by sponsoring a 10‐day canned food drive in each of their locations and a special – Pick Your…

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Bristol woman accused of stealing from relative

November 12, 2014
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Bristol woman accused of stealing from relative

Southington police reported that on Nov. 9 at 9 p.m., the Bristol police arrested Jessica Interligi-Vitale, 35, of Bristol and turned her over to the Southington Police Department on the strength of an active arrest warrant. Southington police said Jessica Interligi-Vitale was charged with burglary second degree, larceny in the fifth degree, and fraudulent use…

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Y to offer Thanksgiving Day fitness challenge at Sloper

November 12, 2014
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Begin your Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 at YMCA Camp Sloper, 1000 East St., Southington with a calorie burning fitness challenge featuring 10 surprise events rolled into one workout designed to challenge your strength, agility, endurance and mental fortitude. Non-YMCA members are welcome. Youth must be accompanied by a guardian. Participants are asked to donate…

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