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Library brings back popular Food for Fines program

November 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The annual Food for Fines program has returned to the Southington Library. In existence for more than a dozen years, the program will run through December 31. “The library started with the Mitten Tree then expanded to collecting non-perishable food items for Community Services,” said Southington Library Publicist Jeanne D. Chmielewski.…

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Dog attacks and bites woman and responding police officer

November 26, 2013
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A pit bull recently attacked a woman walking with a stroller and two small dogs as well as a police officer responding to the scene. On the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, the Southington Police Department received a complaint of a female being attacked by a pit bull on North Summit Street. As the woman…

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19-year-old arrested for October home invasion on Milldale Avenue

November 26, 2013
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A local man was recently arrested in relation to an October home invasion. Southington Police arrested Brandon Pack, 19, earlier this week. Pack was already in custody of the Department of Corrections on separate charges. Pack was charged with home invasion, first degree burglary and sixth degree larceny. Bond was set at $100,000. Late in…

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Holding a benefit dinner for a friend

November 26, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington native Brian McKernan had just started training for a new season of races this past September. One day he was running outside near his home in Lynbrook, Long Island when suddenly a car struck him. McKernan has suffered near-fatal injuries, including a blood clot in the brain, which has…

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Southington Police urge people to buckle up

November 25, 2013
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As motorists take to the roads this holiday season, Southington Police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning November 26, 2013, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under…

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Local Southington resident is named 2014 Teacher of the year

November 25, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the seventh grade, Southington resident John Mastroianni knew he wanted to become a professional musician and a music teacher. By time he reached high school, Mastroianni never doubted he wanted to have an impact on students similar to the way his own music teachers influenced him. “I never wanted…

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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

November 24, 2013
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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From hair combs to iPhone cases to bracelets, members of Southington Public Library have a variety of items to create with the help of the new three-dimensional printer, which uses corn-starched-based plastic filament to mold objects. “It is cool because it is environmentally-friendly,” said Sue Smayda, the executive director of…

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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

November 23, 2013
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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

By John Goralski Sports Writer Preston Beverly looked back over his shoulder with quiet satisfaction as his Lincoln College New England men’s basketball team raced for the locker rooms at halftime. It wasn’t his team’s five point lead that brought a smile to the athletic director/coach. It was the swarm of kids from the Bristol…

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Another title holder from area crowned

November 23, 2013
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Another title holder from area crowned

By Mike Chaiekn Editions Editor STAMFORD– High school senior Sydney West may be living in Vernon now, but the now-Miss Connecticut Teen USA had lived in Southington until earlier this year. Sydney, who was crowned on Sunday in Stamford and now attends Rockville High School, had been a student at Hartford Academy of Math and…

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Electric vehicle charging stations receive state grants

November 23, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Governor Dannel Malloy has announced the awarding of grants for 56 publicly-available electrical vehicle (EV) charging stations statewide, a major step forward in ending “range anxiety” for EV drivers, according to a press release. Funding for the grants total $135,946, which comes after a prior announcement of an agreement among…

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