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Ex-officer charged with drunken driving three times

December 18, 2014
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BRIDGEPORT (AP)— A former Connecticut police officer who appeared in court on a drunken-driving charge was arrested three more times in the next 11 hours. The Connecticut Post reports 39-year-old John Biehn, of Southington, was charged twice Monday with drunken driving and accused of shoplifting at a Wal-Mart. Police say Biehn, a former Bridgeport officer,…

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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

December 18, 2014
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Bread for Life gets donation from hospital

Saint Francis Hospital’s Curtis D. Robinson Center for Health Equity recently made a cash donation to Bread for Life in Southington, an organization that provides meals for needy folks in Southington. It is affiliated with the United Way. From left, Lawrence Young, MPH, Health Equity…

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Lady Knight hoopsters are off and running

December 18, 2014
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Lady Knight hoopsters are off and running

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR For 16 minutes, the Lady Knight basketball team showed the Indians why they’ve been so dominant at home over the last three seasons. The full-court defense stretched the Newington offense, and forced a series of turnovers and mistakes. The pace slowed.…

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Online registration will be available for next year’s kindergarten

December 18, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Board of Education has approved the use of an online data management system, which has been implemented by other towns regionally and nationally, starting with kindergarten registration in February. Executive Secretary and District Registrar Michele Passamano said she has…

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Blue Knights play bigger by tackling, battling, loving harder

December 18, 2014
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BY KYLE BRENNAN REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN Norwich Free Academy had a distinct size advantage over Southington on both sides of the lines in Saturday’s nightcap for the Class LL-Large title. That mattered absolutely none. The Blue Knights held one of the state’s most potent running games to…

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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

December 18, 2014
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Southington YMCA receives donations for renovation

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER This month, the Southington YMCA received two anonymous donations toward the “EXTEND THE LEGACY” capital campaign, which benefits a series of renovation and expansion projects at the facility. The anonymous donor has given $250,000 toward the campaign and also pledged…

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Knights beat NFA in lopsided game for 2nd straight title

December 17, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Southington was pushed back to their own 20 yard line on the second possession of the game. A penalty had driven them back 10 yards on first down. Quarterback Jasen Rose scampered out of bounds for a 10-yard loss on the…

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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

December 17, 2014
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Crime prevention tips from the Southington Police

The Southington Police Department has released some crime prevention tips for the holiday season. When you are shopping: Remember where you parked your vehicle. Always park in a well-lit and well-traveled area. Avoid dark, remote spots. Look inside your parked car before you enter. Check…

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Local teen creates holiday light show

December 17, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington High School student is putting his love for Christmas on display by putting on a holiday light show for the first time after being inspired by other light shows like the one on Lovely Lane. With the help…

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