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Honored teacher offers lifeskills as well as lessons

June 24, 2016
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Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maureen Brummett, left, and Board of Education Chairperson Andrea Saunders, right, recognize Maria Fazio Colangelo as the 2017 Teacher of the Year.

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Students in Maria Fazio Colangelo’s classroom at Plainville High School have learned more than what’s inside their Italian textbooks. An educator for over 35 years, Fazio Colangelo hopes her students take away life skills they can apply in every day life, such as keeping an open mind, being good listeners,…

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Bees look for third straight win

June 24, 2016
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Bees look for third straight win

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees shoot for their third straight win tonight as they take on the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 7PM! Series: In last night’s series opener, the Bees won 5-4 thanks to Jon Griffin’s RBI in the ninth inning. Following tonight’s…

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Bees outlast Barnstormers

June 24, 2016
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Bees outlast Barnstormers

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: A back-and-forth game that was delayed at the start by rain could not keep the Bees from pulling out the 5-4 win in opener at Lancaster. The Game Changed When…: ……Jon Jones, who reached on a one-out walk…

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PHS grads celebrate memories, welcome new ones

June 24, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Graduation day brought mixed emotions to Plainville High School’s Class of 2016 last week. The top of Julianna Christy’s graduation cap had a drawing of Simba from Disney’s “The Lion King,” surrounded by the words, “Just Can’t Wait to Graduate.”…

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Police blotter for the week of June 24

June 24, 2016
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The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests and citations from Monday, June 13 to Friday, June 17: Michael Manson, 31, of 34 Mandy Ln., Bristol, was arrested on June 13 for violation of probation. Kazimiera Kowalczyk, 59, of 5 Perron Rd., Plainville, was arrested…

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Raise the flag, and cue the band, for ‘1776’

June 23, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Heidi Bass-Lamberto loves history. And she loves the time period of the American Revolution. She has the perfect vehicle to pursue these twin loves as director of Southington Community Theatre’s production of the musical, “1776.” The musical follows the men…

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Bees shut out Somerset

June 23, 2016
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Bees shut out Somerset

Box score In 140 Characters or Less: It was the James Skelton and Kyle Simon show as Skelton hammered two home runs and Simon pitched a complete game shutout. The Game Changed When…: …The game got off to a fast start when James Skelton hit…

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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

June 22, 2016
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Miscellaneous listings, starting June 24

FRIDAY, JUNE 24 BRISTOL SINGLES ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S DANCE. Held by Social Connections. 8 p.m. Buffet from 8 to 9 p.m. DJ Tom Haynes. Dress casual. Nuchies, 164 Central St., Forestville. $12 for members. $17 for guests. (860) 582-8229. JUNE 24, 25 BRISTOL ‘HOUSE OF…

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Music listings, starting June 24

June 22, 2016
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FRIDAY, JUNE 24 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Gibson Bar and Grill, 161 Bridge St., East Windsor. TUESDAY, JUNE 28 PLAINVILLE MAGIC MOMENTS. 6:30 p.m. Doo-wop and rock ‘n’ roll songs. Norton Park, band shell, Plainville. BRISTOL REDLINE BAND. “Rockin’ Out at Rockwell-Summer Concert Series.” Rock, funk,…

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