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Linehan leaves the race

Middletown mayor Dan Drew announced the end of his campaign for governor, citing fundraising difficulties. Drew was running for governor as a Democrat with his running mate, State Representative Liz Linehan (D-Southington, Cheshire, Wallingford). Drew and Linehan entered the race…

Did you take the plunge?

More than 150 participants braved the cold on Saturday, Jan. 20 for the 13th annual Sloper Plunge at YMCA Camp Sloper. The fundraising event challenges participants to leap into the icy waters at the camp to raise money for summer…

A lifetime of service

Paul Armor, formerly of Armor Interiors, received a lifetime membership award fromt the Southington Chamber of Commerce during a ceremony in late December. The award, presented by former chamber board chair Dave Pestillo, right, recognized Armor for his longevity in…

Southington chamber names executive director

The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announce the appointment of Taylor Crofton as its new executive director. Crofton has been serving as interim director since October. “We felt that Taylor’s work as our sales and marketing coordinator, and then interim…

Southington names human resource manager

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER Town officials announced that Michelle Passamano is the human resource manager for the Town of Southington. The former administrative assistant to the town’s assistant superintendent of schools is already known by many town employees, but…