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Cop check clears local merchants

November 26, 2014
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On Thursday, Nov. 20, the Southington Police Dept Special Investigations Unit conducted undercover compliance checks at approximately 24 convenience stores and gas stations within the Town of Southington. The investigation was based on information provided by the Southington S.T.E.P.S. program. The purpose of these checks was to uncover sales of synthetic cannabis products like K-2 Spice or…

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Community group pushing for more inpatient beds at Bradley

November 23, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Community Committee to Save Bradley said that they have still not received answers from Hartford Healthcare regarding their request for more inpatient beds at Bradley Memorial Hospital. CCSB founder Bonnie Sica was sporting a royal blue t-shirt that said “Restore Bradley Memorial Hospital” on the front and “Hartford Healthcare”…

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CyberKnights team takes home win

November 19, 2014
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CyberKnights team takes home win

Four teams from Southington’s CyberKnights robotics team traveled to South Windsor High School Nov. 15 for their first VEX Robotics competition of the year. Approximately 50 teams from surrounding areas in both Connecticut and Massachusetts descended upon the high school, competing in almost 70 qualifying matches before moving onto the elimination and championship rounds. Team…

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Overdue books? Library has solution that helps those in need

November 18, 2014
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Southington Library’s Annual “Food for Fines” Collection to help Southington Community Service stock their shelves will be held Monday, Nov. 24 through Wednesday, Dec. 31. The “Food for Fines” collection is a time when Southington patrons may offset their overdue fines with non-perishable food items. All donations go to help Southington Community Services restock their…

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United Way to get boost from local biz

November 16, 2014
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A local business is offering a sale that will benefit the United Way of Southington. Beautiful Image of Southington has announced that for the months of November and December, residents may buy one microcurrent skin sculpting treatment and receive a second treatment free for $50. For every $50 gift certificate sold, Beautiful Image of Southington…

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YMCA bestows honors on community members

November 14, 2014
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YMCA bestows honors on community members

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire YMCA announced the award recipients for the Person of the Year award, the Reaching Out Award and the Unsung Hero award at a press conference on Nov. 10. Town Councilor Dawn Miceli will receive the Person of the Year award, the Southington Education Foundation will receive the Reaching…

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Rally to the quarterfinals

November 14, 2014
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Rally to the quarterfinals

By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Caroline Barry served five straight points in the middle of game two as the Knights scrambled to tie the score. Maryssa Romano pounded out nine kills from the outside, and Sylwia Lewkowicz held her own in the middle with 12 kills. Southington coaches shuffled underclassmen in and out of the…

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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

November 14, 2014
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Incumbents prevail when Southington voters hit the polls

LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Southington residents took to the polls on Election Day and the majority voted in support of the incumbents on the ballot. Incumbent Democrat John Larson defeated Republican candidate Matthew Corey in the First Congressional District race. Larson, who will be serving for his ninth term, received 8,008 votes from Southington voters…

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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

November 13, 2014
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Reports of SHS teacher goes viral across globe

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER School officials are reluctant to speak about an incident at Southington High School last week involving a teacher who was reportedly intoxicated during class at Southington High School. However, despite their attempts to keep the matter private, the story is making global headlines and evolving with information from several unnamed…

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Bristol woman accused of stealing from relative

November 12, 2014
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Bristol woman accused of stealing from relative

Southington police reported that on Nov. 9 at 9 p.m., the Bristol police arrested Jessica Interligi-Vitale, 35, of Bristol and turned her over to the Southington Police Department on the strength of an active arrest warrant. Southington police said Jessica Interligi-Vitale was charged with burglary second degree, larceny in the fifth degree, and fraudulent use…

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