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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

December 16, 2013
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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Patria Disla, the owner of Miracles & Beyond, Not Just Another Hair Salon, recently opened an adjourning portion of her building to house Beyond Life Boutique in Southington. For Disla, Beyond Life is more than just an eclectic mix of art and fashion—it is also a way for her to…

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District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

December 12, 2013
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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

The following is an update from the CIAC. “There is still too much ice at West Haven to safely play the LL Football Championship this evening. Based on the current forecast the game has been tentatively rescheduled for 6:35 p.m. Thursday at West Haven. The latest possibility to play the game is Friday, if conditions…

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Holding their own; Wildcats keep pace in conference; stay competitive in D-I tournament

December 8, 2013
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Holding their own; Wildcats keep pace in conference; stay competitive in D-I tournament

By John Goralski Sports Writer When the buzzer sounded at the end of regulation, it drowned out the echo from Lincoln College’s potential game-winning shot. When the buzzer sounded at the end of overtime, the Wildcat’s go ahead attempt just missed the basket. Nobody had given the NJCAA Division III team any chance at winning…

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Blue Knights headed to the state championship game in football

December 7, 2013
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Southington High School receiver Alex Jamele tied the state record for touchdowns in a single season as the fourth ranked Blue Knights beat eight ranked Ridgefield 45-0. Southington led 31-0 at the half and never looked back. Southington running back Tyler Hyde scored two rushing touchdowns and had an interception. Jamele also returned an interception…

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Back in the Day

November 26, 2013
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Back in the Day

First Congregational Church held an old fashion Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning.  Leaders of the church, as well as some congregation members, dressed in period costumes from the days of our early settlers.  The service was conducted in the tradition of their early ancestors. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Holding a benefit dinner for a friend

November 26, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington native Brian McKernan had just started training for a new season of races this past September. One day he was running outside near his home in Lynbrook, Long Island when suddenly a car struck him. McKernan has suffered near-fatal injuries, including a blood clot in the brain, which has…

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The Best Wings in Town

November 25, 2013
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The Best Wings in Town

      The Groggy Frog takes first place for best overall and hottest wings  in this year’s annual Southington Wing Fest, hosted my the Chamber of Commerce.  Area restaurants gathered at the Cadillac Ranch to serve up their best wing recipes.  Catagories included, most original, hottest, and best overall.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus      

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Former Southington resident wins Miss Connecticut Teen USA crown

November 17, 2013
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Former Southington resident wins Miss Connecticut Teen USA crown

Sydney West, a former Southington resident, now Vernon resident, won the Miss Connecticut Teen USA crown on Sunday afternoon in Stamford. The pageant, which is part of the Donald Trump brand of pageants that includes Miss USA and Miss Universe, was whittled down to the top 10 on Sunday after a day of preliminary competition…

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Mother and daughter take bike trip across country

November 16, 2013
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Mother and daughter take bike trip across country

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer When Southington resident Liz Dietz wanted to pursue a bike trip across the nation last summer, she knew it would become the adventure of a lifetime, seeing popular landmarks and meeting new faces in unfamiliar places. But she struggled to find a biking partner. After consulting multiple friends, no one…

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