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Retired officer recognized for work with cadets

At the September Police Commission Police Meeting, Retired Officer George Trostel was honored with a proclamation by the Southington Board of Police Commissioners for his work with the Southington police Explorer/Cadet Post. Trostel began his work as a Supernumerary officer…

London’s calling for a Southington dancer

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Bridget Stevens’ story began in Southington, took a detour to Poughkeepsie, and eventually landed in Los Angeles. And her story will continue next year in London. Bridget, a 13-year-old student at Kennedy Middle School, will…

United Way kicks off 2016 annual campaign

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Sept. 14, members of the community gathered to kick off the United Way of Southington annual campaign. The kick-off breakfast at Manor Inn in Plantsville, was designed to encourage organizations and individuals to…

Rededicating a Holocaust-rescued Torah

On Sunday, Sept. 18, members of Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation unveiled a restored Torah that was rescued during the holocaust. The Torah was presented during a rededication ceremony at the First Congregational Church on Main Street where proclamations from the…

Pop! goes Peter Bjorn And John

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR An indie band playing a college town. It’s not the typical formula for a pop music love fest. But when Peter Bjorn And John (a.k.a. Peter Morén, Björn Yttling, and John Eriksson) arrive at the…