Letter: Reader laments state of modern healthcare

July 2, 2016
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To the editor: The soul of Bradley lives on in the solidarity of this community. It is the solidarity of community which gives life to Bradley Hospital. Bradley has always been a strong foundation of healthcare in this community. (The soul of anything is what gives it life—even a painting). Sylvia and Bradley Barnes recognized…

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Letter: YMCA executive director thanks the community for fundraising efforts

July 2, 2016
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To the editor: At 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, my 26-day, four-mile/$50 a day challenge for the Race4Chase concluded. It started on June 1 with Chase’s mom, Rebecca Kowalski, Waterbury Executive Director Jim O’Rourke, and Waterbury Race4Chase Coordinator Susanne Navas. We reached out to the community to support our efforts so we can continue…

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Bees return home to face Blue Crabs in doubleheader

July 1, 2016
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SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (24-40) AT NEW BRITAIN BEES (33-33) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to compete the first half of the season against the Blue Crabs! First pitch of game one of the doubleheader is 6:35PM! Series: The Bees and Blue Crabs start a four-game series with a doubleheader…

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Obituary: Veronica (Uryga) Riggs, 89

July 1, 2016
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Obit - Veronica Riggs

Veronica (Uryga) Riggs, 89, of Southington, passed away on July 1, 2016 at Southington Care Center.  She was the beloved wife of the late William D. Riggs, who predeceased her on June 15, 2001.  Veronica was born on September 30, 1926 in New Britain and was the daughter of the late Peter and Nellie Uryga.…

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Different worlds learning to love one another

July 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Two different worlds come together when two young people fall in love in the stage musical “Once On This Island.” This weekend and next, these two worlds will be brought to life by Connecticut Theatre Company when it performs the musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Press materials from…

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Sunday’s Blues game Veterans Appreciation Night

July 1, 2016
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The Sunday, July 3 Bristol Blues game is Veterans Appreciation Night. All veterans are admitted free. The game starts at 7 p.m. at Muzzy Field. You should arrive early for pregame Veterans Recognition ceremonies. A 50/50 with proceeds going to the “Jack Denehy Fund” at Shepard Meadows also will be held. The fund helps defray…

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Youth summer theater performances begin July 8 to July 23

July 1, 2016
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Theater Masks - Photo by scottchan

In the upcoming months, the Southington Youth Summer Theater program is all about Disney with a flurry of Disney-themed productions peppering the lineup, including “Mulan, Jr.” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The program, featuring youth from grades 6 to 12, helps young thespians to hone their craft through local productions. All shows will be held…

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Bees keep division hopes alive

July 1, 2016
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Box score In 140 Characters or Less:Thanks to big nights from Jon Griffin and seven doubles from their offense, the Bees took the series vs. Somerset with an 8-7 win. The Game Changed When…: ……No one could know it at the time, but the game changed when Michael Crouse scored on a wild pitch in…

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Lost keys recovered: Contact SPD

July 1, 2016
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Lost and found

The Southington Police Department is holding two sets of keys that have been found in Southington. The keys are being held at the dispatch center in the Southington Police Station on Lazy Lane. The first set was discovered, along with several store cards, in the area of Laurel Street. The second set was uncovered by…

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