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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

December 7, 2012
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Civil rights activist speaks at SHS

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Author and civil rights activist Arthur Miller spoke about bullying and taking responsibility to Southington High School students. After a few years of visiting regularly, he has become a familiar face to the school community. “I try to talk about the greater good,” he said. “If you tell stories, you…

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Barnes Museum lights up for the holidays

December 7, 2012
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Barnes Museum lights up for the holidays

By Ed Harris Editor Visitors to the Barnes Museum can take a walk through yesteryear, thanks to the thousands of photographs that decorate the 14 Christmas trees situated throughout the home. The Barnes’ annual holiday display is open to the public beginning with Hospitality Night festivities this evening. Barnes Curator Marie Secondo said the museum’s…

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Youths organize toy drive

December 6, 2012
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Shawn McKnerney and Matthew and Dylan Olson of Southington are organizing a toy drive today, Thursday, Dec. 13, between 6 to 8 p.m. at Tops Market, 887 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, to help children who are spending the holidays in Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) in Hartford. The boys know what it is like to be hospitalized…

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Lincoln College collecting food donations

December 6, 2012
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Lincoln College of New England is partnering with area community groups, students and local residents to “jam a Van” with food to help those who might otherwise go hungry over the upcoming 2012 holiday season. In conjunction with Terryville High School, the Plymouth Community Feed Project and “Kids Against Hunger,” the college is inviting local…

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Last stand; Knights lose rematch with Glastonbury

December 6, 2012
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Last stand; Knights lose rematch with Glastonbury

By John Goralski Sports Writer A fumble on the first play from scrimmage allowed Glastonbury to take the early lead. Soft coverage after a successful goal line stance set up a Tomahawk field goal at the end of the first half, and defensive breakdown enabled an 85-yard scored in the second half that pushed the…

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Synthetic marijuana targeted; New ‘objectionable materials’ ordinance proposed

December 6, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A new “objectionable materials” ordinance will give the Southington police more tools to deal with dangerous objects in town, including the growing problem of “synthetic marijuana.” “It’s usually an herb sprayed with a chemical designed to give it the same effect as marijuana,” said Sergeant Jeff Dobratz, spokesman for the…

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Zoning meeting on YMCA expansion draws numerous residents concerned about the Olney House

December 5, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing about the YMCA’s proposed expansion drew numerous residents concerned about the fate of a nearby historic house. The expansion includes additions on two sides of the YMCA’s main building and an increase of about 30 parking spaces. While preparing for the project, the…

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Police identify suspect in robbery at TD Bank, still investigating the other two armed robberies

December 5, 2012
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*Update Police arrested Brandon Dlugos at 10:45 a.m. He was taken into custody at a local business on Meriden Waterbury Dlugos was taken into custody without incident and charged with third degree robbery and fifth degree larceny. He was held on a $200,000.00 court set bond, with a Dec. 6 court date. During the course…

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Police investigating a string of three armed robberies that occured in 24-hour period.

December 4, 2012
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By Ed Harris   The Southington Police Department is investigating a string of armed robberies in town that occurred within a 24-hour period. The most recent armed robbery occurred early Tuesday morning. It took place at the recently opened 7-11 store at 777 Queen Street. Two banks were also robbed at gunpoint Monday. Police responded…

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Police investigate third armed robbery in 24 hour period; 7-11 robbered early Tuesday morning

December 4, 2012
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The Southington Police Department is investigating another armed robbery, this one at the recently opened 7-11 store at 777 Queen Street. This is the third armed robbery in Southington within a 24-hour period. Two banks were robbed on Monday. Police responded to the 7-11 at 1:20 a.m. The suspect entered the store and handed the…

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