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Robert Phillips is new town planner

December 15, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has a new town planner. Robert Phillips, who has several years experience in the position, began last week. Phillips worked as town manager in Farmington for a few months and spent eight years in Ellington prior to that. Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said Phillips was one of the top…

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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

December 14, 2013
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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Wildcats edged past Bristol Community College for a two-point victory on Saturday, Dec. 7 to snap a three game losing streak—their longest of the early season. With one game remaining before the winter break, Lincoln College is in striking distance of the program’s 10th win. The local team is…

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New owner takes over restaurant on Center Street

December 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza on Center Street now has a new owner and a new name. Frank LaRosa, a restaurant broker and specialist, recently took over ownership of Randy’s Wooster Street pizza on 131 Center Street, across from Paul Gregory’s. He changed the name to Brixx Pizza Kitchen, adding a…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

December 13, 2013
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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

A Meriden Waterbury Turnpike man was arrested by state police on allegations that he illegally sold an assault weapon. On Thursday, Dec. 12, detectives assigned to the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Southington Police Department, arrested Michael Badgley, 25, of 2786 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on an arrest warrant for…

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Police investigating Wineland robbery

December 13, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a robbery at Wineland Discount Liquors. Police were called to Wineland, located at 1543 Meriden Waterbury Road, on Thursday, Dec. 12 and were told that a woman had robbed the store. According to police,  a white female entered the store with a red and blue scarf covering her hands.…

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Knights hope to add girls golf team; School officials scramble for potential start this spring season

December 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For years, Dan LaPorte has been focusing his efforts on youth golfers with a number of developmental leagues at Hawks Landing Country Club. For just as long, Eric Swallow has been focusing his attention toward the development of high school athletes in his role as Southington’s athletic director. Whenever they…

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Bread for Life withdraws application, still seeking a new site

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the ongoing search for a new home, Bread for Life has withdrawn its application with the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission in order to add more time to look. During a Planning and Zoning meeting last week, the civic group decided to reapply for a new facility, hoping to…

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Connecting the trails; Town looks to partner with Plainville

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council voted in approval Monday night to hire an engineering firm with the town of Plainville for the design of the Rails to Trails pathway, which is part of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. Currently, a nine mile gap exists from northern Southington through Plainville into southern…

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District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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