Letter: Reader opposes Democrat rhetoric

June 11, 2016
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To the editor: I am writing in reference to Ryan Rogers May 27 article in this paper advising of his running for the state senate against Sen. Joe Markley (R). Rogers spent a bit of his time criticizing Markley, for his many “no” votes on progressive legislation. Specific attention was placed on the domestic violence…

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Southington High School graduates 490 locals in the Class of 2016

June 10, 2016
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On Friday, June 10, Southington High School graduated 490 locals at a commencement ceremony at Southington High School for the Class of 2016. The following is a list of graduates (*High Honors, +Honors): *Michael Robert Aberizk; *Andrew John Ackerman; *Steven Thomas Adams; +Christian Yamil Aguayo; *Evan David Aiudi; *Leandro Antonio Alabado Alejandro; *Griffin Richard Alix;…

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Obituary: Christopher Philip Darling, 67

June 10, 2016
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Obit - Christopher Philip Darling

Christopher Philip Darling, 67, of Southington passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the loving husband of Jayne (LeHerissier) Darling. Born September 23, 1948 in New Britain, Chris was the son of Philip T. Darling of South Carolina and…

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Obituary: John J. Rossi Jr., 79

June 10, 2016
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Obit - John Rossi Jr

John J. Rossi, Jr. 79 of Englewood, FL, formerly from Southington, died Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was born June 7, 1936 in Meriden. He was the son of the late Emma (Mercaldi) and John Rossi, Sr. John was a 1955 Graduate of Wilcox State Tech in Meriden, where he enjoyed and excelled playing basketball,…

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Celebrate ‘magic’ of city’s museums on Open House Days

June 10, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As this Saturday marks Connecticut Open House Day, Bristol is celebrating the “magic’ of its museums. Five Bristol museums are participating in the first-ever “Museum Magic” event, which was created by the Bristol’s Museum Director’s Collaborative. The event will include free admission to the museums, thanks to the support from…

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Painters are putting the finishing touches on the Gura project

June 10, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Professional painters exploded into the Gura Building last Saturday like a cluster of spiders scrambling to build a web. They spilled into every room, blanketing the floors with drop cloths and paint buckets. Some were climbing ladders, armed with paint brushes. Others were crawling into corners and staircases, while the rest swept across…

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Southington photographer’s concert photos travel around state

June 9, 2016
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This photograph of Michael Jackson is among the photographs by John Atashian is now on display through the end of the month at the Plainville Public Library.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Nearly 40-years ago, Southington resident John Atashian went to a Pink Floyd concert on Long Island and decided to bring along his camera to capture a few memories from the show. Since then, he has been attending concerts with his camerPlaina in hand, recording images of nearly 4,000 musicians performing live on…

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911: It’s just a click away

June 9, 2016
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A 911 dispatcher toils at his new workstation after a recent state-of-the-art upgrade.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Three operators wait patiently by their keyboards, surrounded by an array of monitors and television screens, in a darkened room at Southington Police Department headquarters. Suddenly, a phone symbol flashes onto one of the screens and the three of them jump into a perfectly choreographed dance. Until recently, two dispatchers were left in…

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Chapter 126 offering programs in summer

June 9, 2016
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Chapter 126 Sports and Fitness, 47 Upson St., Bristol offers adaptive sport summer clinics for school-aged children with or without disabilities. Summer. The following activities will be offered. Camp Themes and Dates: Sports of all Sorts: June 20 to 24 Music/Theater Clinic: June 27 to July 1 Wheelchair Basketball Clinic: July 5 to 8 Wheelchair…

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