Knights open up with back-to-back victories

April 15, 2016
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights (2-0) kicked off the 2016 season with back-to-back wins and a monumental mark in the program’s history. Knights get 200th win Southington hosted Newington (1-2) on Tuesday, April 5 and went the full five sets to earn a 3-2 victory (25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 24-26, 15-8). The Knights…

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A musical connection that has lasted the years

April 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There was a little bit of musical serendipity back in 1976. A young musician, born John Mellencamp, later to be temporarily dubbed Johnny Cougar, was in the studio with his band recording some demos. There was a young intern at the studio who played the guitar by the name of…

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Forget the nostalgia, Duran Duran still a vital musical entity

April 14, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When I headed to the Duran Duran concert at the Mohegan Sun Arena on April 7, I thought about how the last time I saw Simon LeBon, John Taylor, Roger Taylor, and Nick Rhodes was in 1984—30 plus years ago. They were on their “Seven and the Ragged Tour” and…

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Obituary: Edward Runowicz

April 14, 2016
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Edward J. Runowicz, 98, passed away from us peacefully at his residence in The Orchards in Southington, on April 9, 2016.  He was born January 8, 1918 in Lowell, Mass. to Aniela (Stefanik) and Joseph Runowicz.  A child of the Great Depression, he worked multiple jobs while attending both elementary and high school and gave up…

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Obituary: Edward Platt Jr.

April 14, 2016
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Platt, Edward

  Edward M. Platt, Jr., 81, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Bristol Hospital. He was the loving husband of the late Joan A. (Palmer) Platt. Born April 13, 1935 in Torrington and was raised in West Goshen, he was the son of the late Edward M. Sr. and Doris (Adams)…

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Health listings starting April 15

April 13, 2016
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MONDAY, APRIL 18 BRISTOL POSITIVE COMMUNICATION AND DISCIPLINE FOR PRESCHOOLERS. 11 a.m. to noon. Large Story Time Room, Bristol Public Library’s Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. Pre-registration required. Free. Register, contact Parent and Child Center, (860) 585-3895, cgaray@bristolhospital.org TUESDAY, APRIL 19 BRISTOL ‘COMMUNICATING WITH YOUR SCHOOL AGE CHILD.’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and…

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Miscellaneous listings starting April 15

April 13, 2016
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FRIDAY, APRIL 15 BRISTOL COLORING CRAZE PARTY. Held by the Bristol Historical Society. 7 to 9 p.m. Bring your coloring books and supplies available at A.C. Moore, Hobby Lobby, Michaels Arts and Crafts, or Barnes and Noble. Bristol Historical Society will provide wine and cheese party. Bristol Historical Society, 98 Summer St., Bristol. $5. Pre-register.…

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Performance listings starting April 15

April 13, 2016
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APRIL 15-16 BRISTOL 75TH ANNUAL OM SHOW, ‘ENCORE!’ Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Chorus numbers, mini chorus numbers, dance studio performances ,OM skits, children/teen numbers, and solo/duets. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. $20. $15 for matinee for adults, and $10 for matinee for children 12…

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Dining listings starting April 15

April 13, 2016
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SATURDAY, APRIL 16 OTHER CHICKEN BARBEQUE. 3 to 7 p.m. Held by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. Veterans of Foreign Wars Berlin Post, 10732, 152 Massirio Dr., Berlin. $15 per person. Children 4 to 12, free. (860) 659-3459. THURSDAY, APRIL 21 BRISTOL PASTA DINNER FUND RAISER. Held by the Korean War Veterans. 4 to…

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