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Fashion, fitness combine to help the kids

August 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fashion was the draw. But helping kids was the inspiration. Local fitness icon, Lori-Ann Marchese of Body Construct LLC in New Britain, was tapped as a brand ambassador for Athleta—the fitness wear retailer. And Marchese said Athleta wanted to throw a celebration party for her at its store in the…

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Plainville sends Farmington home with 8-3 loss

July 31, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER FARMINGTON – When the Plainville juniors of the Farmington Bank/Vantis Life Baseball League dealt Farmington yet another loss on Wednesday, July 22, Post 33 had an eye on the upcoming playoffs. But the squad never lost its focus, even as…

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Property maintenance violations reviewed

July 31, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER On July 13, Plainville’s newly formed property maintenance ordinance went into effect. Since then, town staff has reported 200 violations of property maintenance through a recent survey. During a Town Council meeting held last Monday, Technical Services Director John Bossi…

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Walter Trout is back, healthy, and playing the blues

July 31, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Walter Trout is honest. “I thought I was done,” said the blues guitarist in a phone interview earlier this year. He recalled how he was in a hospital in Nebraska. His liver had failed. He had just had a transplant.…

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Mending the ‘gap’

July 31, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Plans are underway to close the “Plainville gap” of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail next year. During a Town Council meeting held last Monday, Town Manager Robert Lee said the town of Farmington plans to extend the trail from Red…

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Plainville stampedes over West Hartford

July 31, 2015
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By MICHAEL LETENDRE STAFF WRITER PLAINVILLE – In head coach Jim Tufts final game as coach of the Plainville American Legion baseball team, his squad made sure he went out as a winner. And they did it in style. Post 33 smashed state tournament contender…

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Police blotter for July 31

July 31, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department announced the following arrests: •Mark C. Pierce, 43, of Camp Street (unknown number), Plainville, was arrested on July 15 for third degree larceny and conspiracy to commit third degree larceny. •Rayna L. Garcia, 41, of 8 Duval Lane, Plainville, was arrested…

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Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

July 30, 2015
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Lincoln College of New England, formerly Briarwood College, is now accepting students for the fall semester in their brand new bachelor of science program for dental hygiene. Registration is underway at the admissions office at 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. in Southington. For more information, contact…

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Music listings for July 31

July 29, 2015
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FRIDAY, JULY 31 PLAINVILLE PETER AND MARYJANE PELUSO AND VOCALIST REILLY LINCAVICKS. Concert under the stars. 7 p.m. Music by Spanish composer Enrique Granados and Vittoirio Monti. Highlights from the American musical theater. Sunken Patio of Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Moves…

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