Town, SFD sued over fatal June fire

August 6, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The family of a teen who died in fire at Summer Brook Apartments in June has filed a lawsuit against the town and the Southington Fire Department for negligence. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Kristen Milano, 19, refers to the performance of the Southington Fire Department as a failure.…

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Health district holds open house to showcase services

August 3, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Plainville-Southington Health District officials recently held an open house to inform the public about the support and services that they provide for the two towns. Shane Lockwood, director of the Plainville-Southington Health district and Deputy Commissioner Katherine Lewis, from the Connecticut Department of Public Health, led the information session and…

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Local veteran takes the lead in dance fundraiser

August 2, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey, Staff Writer Southington has been on the front lines supporting veteran and Southington High School teacher Brian Durbin in his fundraising campaign with “Dancing with Our Heroes” (DWOH). DWOH is a dance competition where veterans are paired with professional dancers to raise money for Fisher Houses. Durbin has already reached the $10,000…

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Hometown racing: Hearthstone Pub & Grill announces a partnership with Tony Membrino

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Tony Membrino and Dean Michanczyk banter across the table at Hearthstone Pub like a couple of old friends. Michanczyk’s eyes widen as Membrino talks about an upcoming race at Stafford Motor Speedway which will test his limits and push his endurance on the short track. Membrino smiles in appreciation as…

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Just a taste of things to come

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER After seven innings Marc Verderame trudged to the mound to take the baseball out of Kyle Cole’s hands. How much more could he expect from his starting pitcher? At the start of the week Cole battled through eight innings to help the local Legionnaires advance to the finals of the…

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DJ Caspar slides kids into fitness at Sloper

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor Campers at Southington YMCA Camp Sloper recently “Cha Cha” slid there way into exercise. DJ Casper (also known as Willie Perry), the creator of “The Cha Cha Slide,” visited Sloper as part of week long tour of Connecticut camps aimed at getting kids moving and to reduce childhood obesity. Casper made…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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By ED HARRIS Editor The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its 13th year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. “People have considered this another annual event…

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Apogee Dance Academy opens on Spring Street

August 1, 2014
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Apogee Dance Academy opens on Spring Street

By Mike Chaiken, Editions Editor There aren’t many dance studios that can say they are owned by a recent first runner-up for Miss Connecticut. And the field narrows down a little further when the studio can also claim an instructor who also was a first runner-up at Miss Connecticut and another instructor can lay claim…

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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

August 1, 2014
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Taste of Southington to return for another helping

The annual Taste of Southington is set to return for another helping. Now in its thirteenth year, the event is held on the grounds of the Barnes Museum. The event is sponsored by TD Bank and begins at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6. “People have considered this another annual event that they attend,” Barnes…

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