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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

September 25, 2014
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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three years ago, the American Cancer Society invited Southington’s Relay for Life group to establish a…

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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

September 25, 2014
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Meriden man charged with falsifying a home invasion following encounter with a prostitute

A Meriden man was charged with falsely reporting an incident after he allegedly filed a false report that he was the victim of a home invasion following a visit from a prostitute. , 26, surrendered to police on Tuesday, Sept. 23 after learning there was a warrant out for his arrests. According to a release…

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A game of inches; Boys soccer still fighting for first points

September 25, 2014
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A game of inches; Boys soccer still fighting for first points

By John Goralski Sports Writer Ian Powell broke through the Hall defense in the final minute of the game and blasted a shot past their keeper to knot the game at 2-2. For the second time in the second half, a comeback goal tied the game against the No. 6 team in the state. Sure,…

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Students weigh in on new tech policy

September 25, 2014
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Students weigh in on new tech policy

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School student representatives shared the student body’s satisfaction with the Board of Education regarding the new Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. The new technology policy, implemented at the high school this year, allows students to use their own electronic devices in the cafeteria and in the library.…

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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

September 24, 2014
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Lady Knights battle; Girls soccer continues to close the gap

By John Goralski Sports Writer In their first meeting last fall, NW Catholic dismantled the Knights for a 6-0 victory. In their second contest, Southington was shut out again. The third meeting came in the postseason, where NW Catholic ended Southington’s fall campaign with a lopsided, 7-0 decision. On Monday, Sept. 15, the Lady Knights…

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Resident input wanted for possible RV policy

September 24, 2014
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Resident input wanted for possible RV policy

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Planning and Zoning Commission is proposing a new policy for the storage of recreational vehicles (RV) in Southington. Planning and Zoning Commission Vice Chairman Paul Chaplinsky said that the changes to the RV storage policy in Southington are necessary because the current policy is “very light on wording.” According…

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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

September 22, 2014
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Three women arrested in undercover prostitution sting

Three women were arrested on prostitution charges following an undercover operation conducted by Southington Police Department detectives. The operation, which took place on Friday, Sept. 19, was planned in response to reports and complaints that prostitutes were active at several Southington hotels. An undercover officer, working with the Southington Special Investigations Unit, posed as a…

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Community involvement; Apple Harvest Road Race attracts all ages & abilities

September 21, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer John Myers has already heard the rumors trickling down through running circles, and the talk never fails to bring a smile to his face. Plainville Elementary School is gearing up for their second title defense in the annual Y-Cup competition at the Apple Harvest Road Race, but other schools are…

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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

September 21, 2014
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Local leaders to take part in Banned Book Week event

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Library is once again hosting a slate of local leaders to celebrate Banned Book Week. Banned Book Week runs from Sunday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 27. The event will showcase local leaders reading from and sharing anecdotes about their favorite banned books. Those reading include Town Manager Garry…

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Shattering pool records; Girls Swimming returns with high expectations

September 20, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Records seemed to fall every time that a Southington swimmer hit the water last fall. A senior broke her own record in the 100 breaststroke, and she snapped another record in the 100 freestyle. A freshman broke the 50 freestyle record, and a four-person relay shattered the 200 freestyle mark.…

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