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Placing the star on the tree

With a star on the Christmas tree, Zachary Rossi, 9, adds the finishing touches to his LEGO Christmas Village last Saturday. The display is the holiday centerpiece at Bricks & Minifigs, an aftermarket LEGO store at 1173 Queen St. Photo…

LiveWell leads awareness initiative

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The town of Southington is leading the way in the state of Connecticut in the nationwide initiative, “Dementia Friendly America.” In partnership with LiveWell, formerly the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, “Dementia Free Southington” is charting the…

Churches announce Christmas service schedules

The following Southington Churches have announced their special service times for Christmas Eve (Monday, Dec. 24) and Christmas Day (Tuesday, Dec. 25): Baptist First Baptist Church 581 Meriden Ave, Southington DEC. 24—6 p.m. Christmas Eve worship with Rev. Sharon Holt.…

BOE reviews upgrades to school security

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Southington Board of Education received a first-reading of a number of updates to the board’s policy manual from the policy and personnel committee at their last meeting. The committee has been reviewing mandated policies…

State denies license for local pot dispensary

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER The Department of Consumer Protection announced on Dec. 11 that nine new dispensary facilities in Connecticut would receive licenses by the state’s medical marijuana program. Although a Southington medical marijuana dispensary application for 30 Knotter Dr.…