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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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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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Maryssa Romano attacks the net during a 3-0 win over Bristol Central in the opening round of the Class LL tournament.

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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Sgnt-poles-Thalberg-Diana Drechsler and her daughter Sarah with Jim Carey

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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The Daily Star in the U.K. is just one of the news sources across the globe that has picked up on the Southington High School teachers. Thus far, despite numerous news reports, Southington school officials have kept mum on the issue.

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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Jessica Interligi-Vitale

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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Feast out on wings at Nov. 19 Wing Fest

November 11, 2014
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber Women’s Committee is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Cadillac Ranch, Jude Lane, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is the fifth annual and is open to the public that votes for the top wings in Southington. The Wing Fest annually attracts up to…

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Fund raiser to be held Nov. 19 to help ill woman, her family

November 11, 2014
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Southington High School alumni from Class of 1992, Susan (Tufts) DeBisschop, has fallen on illness and hard times. Over the past two years, a press release from the Southington Community YMCA explained, DeBisschop, has seen dozens of doctors, many from Yale New Haven Hospital, John Hopkins University, and Cleveland Clinic to search for a diagnosis…

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12th annual Operation ELF to benefit families of deployed airmen, soldiers

November 10, 2014
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Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman joined Adjutant General Thaddeus J. Martin and members of the Connecticut National Guard last week to kick-off the 12th annual Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program. Operation ELF assists the families of soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and provides a wide range of support to military families…

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