Author: jgoralski

Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the…

Lincoln College of NE announces Dental Hygiene program

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…

Police release detours for the GE 5K road race on July 19

On July 19, Plainville hosts the GE 5K Road Race. General Electric is the signature corporate sponsor supporting this event, along with several other corporations, small businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. All proceeds will benefit the Petit Family Foundation. The…

Arrest made for Econo Lodge burglary

On May 9, Southington police were dispatched to Econo Lodge, 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., in Southington at approximately 2:30 a.m. after receiving calls about a suspicious male. Police said in a release that a male suspect, later identified as Roberto Ettorre, age 42…

PARC and Masons partner for 2015 Golf Classic

PARC will be partnering with the Frederick Franklin Lodge No. 14 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, both of Plainville, to present the 2015 Charity Golf Classic on Saturday, June 6 at Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Southington. Registration begins…

Commentary: How I learned to just ‘speak up’

One day at St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center, a 3-year-old girl was just playing around on the monkey bars when all of a sudden she got stuck. In a sudden panic, she froze, and no one could hear a…

Commentary: What an American is… from an Italian perspective

The goddesses of abundance and good health surrounded Neptune in a sense of quiet happiness as dozens of tourists snapped pictures around one of their stone ledges. As some took snapshots, others threw coins in the Trevi Fountain: one to…

Emergency Preparedness seminar for disabled and elderly

The Southington Commission on Disabilities, along with the Southington Police Department, Southington Fire Department, Emergency Management, and Public Health Department are having a seminar to prepare its disabled and elderly citizens for an emergency. The event will take place at…

Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

I clenched my jaw as I ran as fast as I could down the street with tears falling from my twelve year old eyes. “He’s my first puppy, I can’t lose him,” I cried to my sister. I was trying…

HOCC offers Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Bradley

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering an eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program to begin April 6 at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through…