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Groggy Frogg wins chamber wing contest

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Southington Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual popular event, Wing Fest, at Cadillac Ranch on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event packs the house with wing connoisseurs. Wing Fest highlights local businesses in a friendly competition…

PZC fills vacancies

The planning and zoning commission held their first post-election meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The meeting was unique, as they entered the meeting with two vacancies in the board and three vacancies in the alternate positions. Republican Bob Hammersley was…

Local businesses team up for pet food drive

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Four local businesses have teamed up this holiday season and are coming to the aide of Southington’s furriest friends in the “No Food Bowl Left Empty” campaign. In conjunction with Southington Community Services, four pet groomers…

Planet Fitness opens on Queen Street

Southington chamber of commerce acting chairman Matt O’Keefe, left, welcomes Planet Fitness to its new Queen Street location during a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday. Above, O’Keefe shakes hands with Planet Fitness vice president of operations Mike Shapiro. Planet Fitness…

Only 33 shopping days left…

Black Friday is just around the corner, but Southington shoppers got a jump start on their Christmas lists last Tuesday at the festival of wreaths. Above, Roger and Ellie Dietz admire the Christmas wreaths that were auctioned at the event.…