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Special Olympians welcomed

State Senator Henri Martin, right, welcomed Special Olympic Athlete Anthony Thibeault (Southington) and his golf partner Dale Akerley (Bristol) to the State Capitol in Hartford. Anthony will compete in the 2018 Special Olympic World Games in Seattle in June. He…

Southington Drive-In announces 2018 schedule

The Southington Drive-In committee announced the 2018 summer schedule and invites the public to “Discover ‘Reel’ Nostalgia.” The ninth community-owned, volunteer operated season will kick off on Saturday, June 2 with the 1975 classic “Jaws,” sponsored by Southington UNICO. Other…

Editorial: Anniversary year begins

Southington’s year of milestones kicked off this week with the 80th annual Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Aqua Turf, so it was appropriate that YMCA director John Myers was one of the honorees. After all, this week also kicks…

Ghosts at the Bradley Museum?

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Barnes Museum, the historic Southington homestead built in 1836 and home of the Bradley-Barnes family for 137 years, is keeping history alive—literally. After a recent visit from the Eastern Connecticut Paranormal Society, the team…

Southington recognized for music education

The Southington Public School District has received official recognition as one of the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) in the Nation by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation in collaboration with the Music Research Institute at the…