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Pokemon GO all the way to sweetFrog

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sweetFrog Enterprises, a leading national frozen yogurt franchise, has announced that it will host a Pokémon GO takeover from coast to coast this weekend (July 22-24) in all participating locations, including the Plainville location at 17 Farmington Ave. From the…

Membrino battles double feature

Southington driver Tony Membrino celebrates a checkered flag during a recent race at Stafford.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Tony Membrino was back in action racing over the weekend in a double-header, as his team competed at Stafford Motor Speedway in Stafford Springs on Friday, July 15 and at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl on Saturday,…

Italian festival welcomes new host

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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Teaming up with UNICO and the Sons of Italy, a local women’s club will serve as the third sponsor of this year’s Italian American Festival. Sorelle d’Italia in America, formed in 2010, is a Southington based non-profit…

Eversource ready for record heat

With sweltering temperatures expected across Connecticut over the next several days, air conditioners and fans will be working overtime.  High electricity usage during a heat wave can put a strain on the electric system, but Eversource is prepared to meet…

SEF announces leadership changes for 2016-2017

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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER There has been a change in leadership at the Southington Education Foundation (SEF), with Gail Duffy and Michelle LeBrun-Griffin taking the reigns from Jan Galati. The two life-long Southington residents will co-chair the non-profit, whose mission is…