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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

SO News - Michael Shanley scholarship

  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who…

Taking a walk in the linear park

SP Rails2Trails-Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty

The recent heat wave hasn’t kept residents off the rails-to-trails project. On Monday, the park was packed with pedestrians taking advantage of the weather before Southington schools begin on Sept. 1. Above, Breannee Hill, Shannon and Valerie Moriarty take a…

‘Books in a Jar’ winner (July)

Library - Books in a Jar winner paula brisco

The Southington public library announced that Paula Brisco, above, was the winner in the July “Books in a Jar” challenge. Brisco correctly guessed the three books in the jars: “The Ditchdiggers Daughters” by Yvonne Thornton, “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris…