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Southington firefighters to take part in MDA Fill the Boot campaign

June 18, 2014
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On Thursday, June 19, Southington Firefighters, from IAFF Local 2033, will kick off their annual Fill the Boot campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.  This year, Professional Firefighters from…

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Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

June 18, 2014
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Knights reach the finals; Young spikers charge into the championship game

By John Goralski Sports Writer Ridgefield funneled the offense to their 6-foot-5 center, and the Blue Knights countered with a make-shift block. The Tigers shifted the next pass through their outsides, and Southington’s blockers shifted back to meet the charge. On Thursday, June 12, Southington’s big man sat helplessly with his ankle wrapped on the…

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Local pools open for the season

June 18, 2014
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Southington’s two public pools are open for the season. The pools, at Recreation Park and Veterans Memorial Park, are open to Southington residents only. However, one out of town guest is allowed. Pool hours are subject to change. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-276-6219. Recreation Park Pool, Maxwell Noble Dr.,…

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Third man charged with 2008 break-in at storage facility

June 17, 2014
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Third man charged with 2008 break-in at storage facility

The Southington Police Department has made a third arrest in connection to the November 2008 break-in at the Southington Public Storage facility. According to police, Ted Bishop and Charles and Richard Soto broke into 131 units at the storage facility on Spring Street on or about November 16, stealing over $15,000 in property. A search…

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Police respond to party with underage drinking

June 17, 2014
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Southington Police responded to reports of a loud party in the area of 74 Autran Ave. and found almost a dozen minors with alcohol. Police responded to Autran Avenue on Saturday, June 14 and found eight to ten youths partying at the location. Police determined that the youths were being served alcoholic beverages. Mary Ann…

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New laws spur colleges to step up fight against rape

June 15, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For the majority of women, becoming a victim of rape and sexual assault happens even before they hit age 24. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 80 percent of female victims were raped before age 25. On college campuses, one in five women has experienced sexual…

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Chamber Women celebrate a decade within Southington chamber

June 14, 2014
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Chamber Women celebrate a decade within Southington chamber

By Ed Harris Editor The Chamber Women’s group, an association within the Southington Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating ten years as a business and social organization and other chambers are looking to the group as role models. “It’s not typical for chambers to necessarily have a women’s group, but we have seen the number increase,”…

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Town to fly flag at half-mast in honor of Joe Angelillo

June 13, 2014
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The town’s flag will fly at half-mast on Tuesday, June 17, to commemorate the life of Joe Angelillo. Angelillo passed away at the age of 91, on Wednesday, June 11. “It is very rare [to fly the flag at half-mast],” said Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback said the flag is only flown at half-mast for…

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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

June 13, 2014
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Kelley School continues Art for a Cause project

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Murals depicting a tropical landscape, a butterfly and abstract flower remain on display at Southington Public Library as part of the Kelley Elementary School Art Club’s cause to continue its outreach to the community. Throughout the month of June, the library will display five murals in the gallery to benefit…

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Survive and advance; Baseball returns to the semis with 2 postseason wins

June 13, 2014
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Survive and advance; Baseball returns to the semis with 2 postseason wins

By John Goralski Sports Writer It looked like Southington’s postseason was over before it started, and that wasn’t the way things were supposed to be going. The Knights stormed through the regular season with a 17-3 record. They earned a bye in the first round of the Class LL championship, but Southington just couldn’t seem…

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