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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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Score one for the little guys; Lincoln College loses in national tournament

March 22, 2014
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Score one for the little guys; Lincoln College loses in national tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Thursday, March 13, the Wildcats trailed by 22 points late in the second half when Jordan Taylor battled for two offensive rebounds before drawing a foul. That’s when Lincoln College players began to show the reason why they were one of eight teams vying for a national title. Over…

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Local is honored by Special Olympics

March 22, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington resident Maureen Jahne is one of many individuals chosen to be honored during the upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, presented by Special Olympics Connecticut (SOCT). The Hall of Fame recognizes extraordinary athletes, volunteers and supporters who exemplify leadership, spirit and selflessness, as well as inspire joy through sport and…

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Saving the best for last; Rothstein medals on beam; Knights hit at NE meet

March 21, 2014
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Saving the best for last; Rothstein medals on beam; Knights hit at NE meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer Three gymnasts scored 9s on the vault. Two scored 9s on the beam, and one broke the barrier on floor. On Satruday, March 15, the Lady Knights shrugged off the trials and tribulations of the last two weeks and did what they do best. They quieted their nerves. They pushed…

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