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Police catch church safe burglar

Dylan Fournier, 20, of Southington was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 19 for stealing a safe from a local church. On March 18, 2019, the Southington Police Department responded to a report of a burglary at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at…

Fire chief updates council about SFD improvements

By TAYLOR MURCHISON-GALLAGHER STAFF WRITER Southington Town Council met on Monday, Sept. 9. Council chair, Christopher Palmieri, introduced Richard Butler, Chief of the Southington Fire Department, who gave an annual update on the department. Butler began his presentation by sharing…

Southington remembers 9/11

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, representatives from the police and fire departments led a solemn procession on the rail trail when residents joined members of the Southington Fire Department, Southington Police Department, the Knights of Columbus, American Legion Kiltonic Post 72,…

Hewitt tabbed as interim AD

By KEVIN ROBERTS STAFF WRITER Howie Hewitt will have some different non-basketball related responsibilities before he begins his first season as the Southington girls coach this winter. Hewitt agreed to become the interim athletic director as Southington looks for a…

November ballot order selected

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Former registrar Ed Malczyk read off the candidates’ names as he dropped them into party hats and presented them to Southington’s registrars of voters. Republican registrar Michael Early pulled the Democratic names, while Democrat registrar Elaine…