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Road improvements on the ballot

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer In the midst of voting for a president, a senator, a congressman and representatives in the state legislature, Southington residents will also decide whether the town spends $11 million on road and bridge improvements. With…

Halloween fun at the Southington Drive-in

The Drive-In Committee held its second attempt at a Halloween-themed double feature, with an added full afternoon of activities before the evening movies last Saturday. A similar screening was planned for last year but, like numerous other local events, it…

Fundraiser leads to book program

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Students and staff at Southington High School held an informal event on Monday to thank the American Legion Auxiliary, which has funded the purchase of $1,800 worth of new books for the school’s library. The…

Governor says prepare for hurricane

This just in from the governor’s office… GOV. MALLOY ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO MONITOR HURRICANE SANDY AND TO BE PREPARED   (HARTFORD, CT) – With Hurricane Sandy potentially threatening Connecticut, Governor Dannel P. Malloy is asking residents to closely monitor the…

Music of the Knight moved to Cheshire

Southington High School Marching Band’s annual “Music Of The Knight” Marching Band competition (10/27/2012) has been moved to Cheshire HS. The start time has been pushed out one hour to 3 pm and the gates will open at 2:30 due…

Candidates talk the issues in Chamber debate

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The nine candidates hoping to be elected to Southington’s state delegation discussed the tough economic conditions and political divisions in Connecticut, during a lengthy, and sometimes contentious, forum sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. As…