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Schools briefly locked down due to police situation

March 27, 2014
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Southington High School, Flanders Elementary School, Derynoski Elementary School and Plantsville Elementary School were briefly placed into an exterior lockdown on Tuesday, March 25, following a reported disturbance near Bristol Street. “There was an external threat of a domestic dispute reported to us by the police department that prompted the lockdown,” Southington School Supt. Dr.…

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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

March 27, 2014
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Homecoming; Former Blue Knight returns to sign college letter of intent

By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been almost a year since Justin Rose wandered the halls of Southington High School between periods. It’s been two seasons since he led the gridiron defenders with 99 tackles and four sacks, but the former Knight seemed comfortable to return to his old stomping grounds on Monday, March 17.…

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Man charged with sexual assault

March 26, 2014
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Man charged with sexual assault

A local man was arrested on sexual assault charges. surrendered to police on Tuesday, March 25. According to police, Garuti sexually assaulted a female known to him on two different occasions. The courts sealed the warrant affidavit. Garuti was charged with second degree sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor, sale or delivery of…

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Wonx Spring Road subdivision approved

March 26, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Planning and Zoning Commission has voted unanimously to approve the application a 19-lot residential subdivision on Wonx Spring Road. After months of lawsuits and concerns from local residents, the commission approved the residential subdivision, which will sit on a 33-acre property once owned by manufacturing company Square D.…

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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

March 26, 2014
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Southington YMCA holds campaign kick-off breakfast

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington YMCA held its Annual Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast last week, with speakers highlighting the good that the YMCA has done in their lives. Albert Stavidlo shared his story on how YMCA staff helped save his life earlier this year. Stavidlo, 39, went to the YMCA on Tuesday, Jan. 14 expecting…

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New Britain man charged with Center Street shooting

March 25, 2014
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Southington Police have arrested a New Britain man in connection to a shooting in a parking lot near Center Street over the weekend. In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 23, police responded to a 911 call and upon arrival found a 22-year-old male suffering from a single gunshot wound to the body. The…

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Brooklyn man charged with using illegal credit cards at Target

March 24, 2014
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Southington Police recently arrested a Brooklyn man on charges of identity theft and illegal use of credit cards at Target last December. Stephen Stanley, 28, of last known address, 2361 Pacific St., Apt. 3A, Brooklyn, NY, was arrested on March 20. According to police, Stanley entered the Southington Target store on December 4, 2013 and…

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Turf committee revamped

March 23, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted unanimously last week in approval of renaming and reshaping the Turf Advisory Committee. The new committee, now called the Facility Advisory Committee, will consist of five members: a town councilor, a member of the Board of Education, Athletic Director Eric Swallow, and Director of Recreation…

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Local chef looks to bring HOPE to community

March 22, 2014
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Local chef looks to bring HOPE to community

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Honest, Organic, and Pesticide-Free Eats. These are the words that describe HOPE Kitchen and Marketplace, a community supported kitchen establishment that has served Connecticut for more than five years. For Chef Cathy Blanchette, being the owner of HOPE Kitchen and Marketplace, LLC means sharing her passion for health, food and…

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Survey aimed at fire safety

March 22, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department has recently established a new home fire safety survey program that aims to help keep residents safe. “It’s part of our community risk reduction program,” said firefighter Eric D’Arcy about the voluntary program. “It’s a prevention strategy.” The survey involves having a firefighter come through your home,…

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