Town reaches out to victims in Philippines

November 20, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer In the wake of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the Southington community has banded together to help out the hundreds of thousands of victims affected by the devastation. SouthingtonSOS, an ad hoc humanitarian service committee of leaders of charity organizations, churches, temples, and community-minded volunteers representing all sectors of town,…

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Attempted car break-in leads to two arrests

November 19, 2013
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Attempted car break-in leads to two arrests

Two local men were arrested by police after one of the men allegedly tried to break into an occupied car. According to police, an investigation shows that Alexander Arroyo, 22, was in the area of Eden Avenue when he attempted to pick the lock of a vehicle that was parked in a driveway. At the…

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Man arrested for sexual assault on a pregnant woman

November 19, 2013
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Man arrested for sexual assault on a pregnant woman

A local man surrendered to police after learning of an arrest warrant that included sexual assault charges on a pregnant woman. James Monahan, 29, of 50 Berlin Ave., was charged on Nov. 18 with first degree sexual assault, third degree assault, third degree assault on a pregnant person, first degree reckless endangerment and first degree…

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Holiday lights to illuminate Compounce starting Nov. 29

November 19, 2013
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LakeCompounce has announced its second annual “Lake Compounce Holiday Lights,” a seasonal holiday themed family event taking place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings beginning on Nov. 29. The park gates will open at 5 p.m. on Fridays, and at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.  The event goes until 9 p.m., and will run…

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Chamber Wing Fest set for November 20

November 18, 2013
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Chamber Wing Fest set for November 20

The Southington Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Wing Fest competition on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Cadillac Ranch to benefit its holiday adopt-a-family project. The event features a host of area restaurants serving several wings to each patron who will later select the best wings in three categories. A panel of independent…

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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

November 18, 2013
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Students start candy drive for uncle overseas

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Besides participating in a Veteran’s Day celebration last week, students at Kelley Elementary School worked together to create a candy care package for three local platoons serving in Afghanistan. With the help and support of faculty and staff, students Colton and Analeigh Thorpe spread the word about their uncle’s deployment…

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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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Cyber Knights have new practice home

November 17, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington High School robotics team will have a new practice space thanks to Mohawk Northeast. The engineering company, based in Plantsville, recently stepped forward to provide the team a place to practice after it lost its former space at Saucier Mechanical, an issue that the team had an agreement on…

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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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