Letter: Reader expects officials to dress officially

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: On Sunday, Sept. 11, I was at the remembrance service held in Plantsville commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. The Knights of Columbus, members of our fire companies, police, some of our elected officials, and many residents were in attendance. Our fire chief, police chief, and a…

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Letter: Reader calls for preservation of Catholic education

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: We have an urgent and important opportunity to come together to preserve Catholic Education in Southington. Catholic Education incorporates Christian and Catholic teachings and values with outstanding academics and discipline which develops the whole child. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition has produced outstanding universities, colleges, high schools, and elementary schools that continue to…

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Obituary: Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75

September 23, 2016
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Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75, of Plantsville, died on Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the wife of Gary Sexton. She was born in New Britain on Dec. 14, 1940 to the late Francis and Geneveive (Lukowski) Dobrowolski. In addition to her husband, Gary, she is survived by daughters, Mellisa Allen…

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Town-wide tag sale to be held on Saturday, Sept. 24

September 23, 2016
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The Arc of Southington will be holding their 6th annual town-wide tag sale this Saturday, and proceeds will benefit the Arc of Southington. The Sept. 25 event is open to residents, businesses, and organizations from Southington, Plantsville, Milldale, and Marion. Participants will hold individual tag sales, coordinated by the Arc of Southington. A map is…

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Styx offers full-bodied experience

September 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Styx had already released “Styx: Live at The Orleans Arena Las Vegas” as a CD. But earlier this month, the classic rockers offered the visual component of that performance with a new DVD. The decision to release the DVD is a reflection of the view that “Styx is a full…

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Peppa Pig makes a splash on the Palace stage

September 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR You’ve seen her on TV. And now you can see her on the Connecticut stage. Peppa Pig stars in “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash,” which comes to The Palace Theater in Waterbury Friday night. Lib Campbell plays Peppa Pig in this musical production. “I love her after working with her nearly…

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The Rise of the Machine: SHS Marching band unveils this year’s production

September 22, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER It was hard to tell which was bigger—the  Southington High School (SHS) marching band or the fans crowded into the bleachers for their first look at this year’s competitive show. On Friday, Sept. 16, the Blue Knights band performed to an open house on the artificial turf as the 140…

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Obituary: Richard E. Marietta, 73

September 22, 2016
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Richard E. Marietta, 73 of Southington passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the HOCC New Britain Campus after losing his brave battle with kidney disease and lung cancer. Richard was born September 24, 1942 in New Britain and was the son of the late Frank and Marie (Bonola) Marietta. He was the loving…

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Obituary: Dr. Leszek Motowidlo, 65

September 22, 2016
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Dr. Leszek Motowidlo, 65, of Southington ended his incredible battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at Masonicare in Wallingford. He was the husband of Diane (Dorsey) Motowidlo. Born on February 5, 1951 in Chambon-Feugerolles, France, he was the son of Gracjan and Jeanine (Knapik) Motowidlo of New Britain. He and his family immigrated…

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