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School district welcomes two new educators

December 19, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Public Schools welcomed two new educators to the district during a Board of Education meeting last week. The Board of Education appointed Susanne Vitcavage to the position of Assistant Principal at John F. Kennedy Middle School and John Duffy to the position of Pre-K-Grade 12 Science Coordinator. Duffy has…

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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

December 18, 2013
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*Update: Kennedy students dismissed early following gas leak

Kennedy Middle School students were sent home early today, following a morning gas leak at the school. According to police, the construction crew handling the renovations at the school ruptured a gas line. Students were evacuated and were placed on busses to keep them warm.  The students were transported from the school to the Aqua…

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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

December 18, 2013
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The winter games; Delays to football’s title game are already impacting winter sports

By John Goralski Sports Writer When CIAC officials kicked off the football championship luncheon at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, Dec. 11, they were already contemplating the weather. Games might be moved, they told the group of coaches, players, and press in attendance, but they have to be finished by Sunday night or they won’t…

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Southington police investigating untimely death of a Bristol resdient

December 17, 2013
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The Southington Police Department’s Detective Division is investigating the untimely death of Tabitha Perry, a 27-year-old Bristol resident. On Monday, Dec. 16, at almost 3 a.m., Southington Police received a 911 call at 25 Darling Street. It was reported that a woman was unresponsive and not breathing. According to police, Perry was visiting a friend…

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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

December 16, 2013
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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Patria Disla, the owner of Miracles & Beyond, Not Just Another Hair Salon, recently opened an adjourning portion of her building to house Beyond Life Boutique in Southington. For Disla, Beyond Life is more than just an eclectic mix of art and fashion—it is also a way for her to…

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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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