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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

June 24, 2014
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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

A Southington teenager was arrested earlier this evening in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street. Southington police arrested , 18, of 244 Westwood Rd., at 5 p.m. this evening. He was charged with first degree manslaughter and three counts of first degree reckless endangerment. Morelli was released after posting a $150,000 bond. He…

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Three generations of dancers to take part in dance festival

June 24, 2014
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Three generations of Connecticut dancers, some 300 enthusiasts in all, fly to Florida later this month to take part in Dance the World, one of the nation’s largest dance festivals, held every year at Disney World. Ranging in age from toddlers to teens, 77 current students from the Academy of Music and Dance, with studios…

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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

June 23, 2014
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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

The death of a 19-year-old woman in an apartment fire in Southington has been ruled a homicide, the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The agency determined that Kristen Milano died of smoke inhalation in Sunday’s blaze at the Summer Brook Apartments. Authorities, however, would not say why they thought Milano’s death was a…

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South End alum take trip down memory lane

June 22, 2014
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South End alum take trip down memory lane

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Twenty-eight students from the 2007 fifth grade class at South End Elementary School returned to their old stomping grounds to open a time capsule they put together seven years ago. Two of the student’s former teachers, Rita Stearn and Betty Brown were also on hand for the time capsule opening.…

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Roadwork is set for School and DeFashion Streets

June 21, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Town officials are preparing to address the issues on School and DeFashion Streets as they prepare to repair the nearby Old Mountain Bridge. The road repair work is slated to take place this summer. “The whole area needs some rehabilitation,” said Town Manager Garry Brumback. Brumback and other town officials held…

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The Summit honors veterans

June 20, 2014
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The Summit honors veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Summit at Plantsville recently recognized its veterans for their service with a wall of honor. The Summit honored its residents along with Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. More than 30 veterans were honored during last week’s ceremony. Town Manager Garry Brumback gave a brief thank you to show his appreciation…

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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

June 20, 2014
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SHS teacher to dance for wounded veterans

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Southington High School teacher, army veteran, football coach and science fiction author are just a few ways one could define the accomplished . This fall, competitive dancer can be added to the list. Durbin, or the Colonel as some know him, will dance for charity in Dancing with Our Heroes,…

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Southington High ranked as one of the best high schools

June 20, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington High School reached to the top on a national scale, as it recently was included in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings. The report, which involved a three-step process to determine the results, ranked Southington High number 34 out of over 200 best high…

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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

June 19, 2014
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Officials honor SHS seniors that are joining the military

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer For the second year in a row, school officials held a military luncheon to honor thae graduates from the Class of 2014 who are joining the service after graduation. The 12 graduates recognized at Wednesday’s luncheon were Daniel Brown, Myles Colon, Melissa Dube, Michael Hoffman, Visoud Kong, Jeffrey Kroeber, Emilie…

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Southington firefighters to take part in MDA Fill the Boot campaign

June 18, 2014
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On Thursday, June 19, Southington Firefighters, from IAFF Local 2033, will kick off their annual Fill the Boot campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other neuromuscular diseases.  This year, Professional Firefighters from…

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