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Thieves, vandals target local graves

Vandals have stolen three statues from the Giammatteo grave site at St. Thomas Cemetery, above.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Vandals and thieves have been targeting grave sites at St. Thomas Cemetery, with several families reporting that statues have been stolen from their relatives’ gravesites.  A string of burglaries has occurred at the cemetery since the start…

Getting a taste for world culture

Diversity Night-Curacao-Karen (mom) and Isabelle Hoffman (lived in this country)

Isabelle Hoffman and her mother, Karen, display some of their favorite dishes from their time spent living in Curacao. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Isabelle was just one of dozens of middle school students to offer a taste of the world…

Family FunFest embraces healthy living

Family Fun-Denisa and Jason Halilaj with Bob the Minon

On Sunday, Feb. 28, hundreds descended on the Aqua Turf for the 7th annual Healthy Family FunFest. The event, sponsored by Hartford HealthCare and the Southington Community YMCA, offered five hours of entertainment and information to promote a healthier lifestyle,…

Sampson, Markley help found Liberty Caucus

Republican Liberty Caucus of Connecticut

By PAUL HUGHESREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN HARTFORD—A small band of Republicans is hoping to cultivate a grass-roots organization to grow its variety of conservatism in Democrat-leaning Connecticut. Rep. Robert C. Sampson, R-Southington, Wolcott, and Sen. Joseph C. Markley, R-Southington, and like-minded friends created a…

Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

SO Front - Little Mermaid - Strong School

The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held…