Lincoln College faces former teammate; Conrad Booker scores 9 for Post; Wildcats drop 3 in a row to fall below .500

December 16, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Lincoln College needed a player to come up big as they took on the junior varsity team at Post University. The Eagles are a division two team in the NCAA, while Lincoln College competes in the third division of junior college programs. So Conrad Booker  scoring a couple of baskets…

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First Congregational Church to hold service for Newtown victims

December 16, 2012
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First  Congregational Church of Southington is holding a special prayer service for the entire community to come in support and prayer for the victims of the tragedy in Newtown. The service will be held on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the meetinghouse, and will include prayer, sacred readings, candle lighting, quiet music and silence.  Clergy…

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Home Depot work helps Plainville food pantry

December 15, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from Home Depot in Southington spent a recent Friday at Plainville’s Food Pantry helping the organization meet its maintenance and construction needs. There are two branches in Home Depot within in Southington – this one is on the southern side of town in the Milldale section– and tries to…

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Observing the Arts: Back in Black, Mark Twain House hosts Michael Ian Black

December 14, 2012
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Comedian Michael Ian Black will weave witty tales at the Mark Twain House in Hartford on Tuesday. Black was a founder of the sketch comedy troupe The State while he was at New York University. He has gone on to do many other projects, including contributing to VH1’s “I Love” series, chronicling the decades of…

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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

December 14, 2012
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Teachers showcase projects to SEF

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) listened to several past grant recipients talk about how their projects were successful and how they were received by students during a recent meeting. Seven teachers, encompassing five different grants, told the foundation how the grants impacted the classroom, whether it met the desired objectives and…

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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

December 13, 2012
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Learning their lessons; Lady Knights use first week as an early measure

By John Goralski Sports Writer You’re never as good as your wins or as bad as your losses. That’s the lesson that Coach Mike Forgione wants his Lady Knight basketball team to take out of the first week of the winter season. Southington manhandled Bloomfield for a lopsided win on opening day, but they squandered…

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Congressman Larson to hold telephone town hall tonight

December 13, 2012
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Tonight Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will hold a Telephone Town Hall with constituents to discuss the ongoing “Fiscal Cliff” debate and how it may impact Connecticut residents. After brief remarks, constituents who call in will be able to ask questions of the Congressman. Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, middle class…

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Second time at referendum; Middle school project going back to the voters

December 13, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council began the process of sending the middle schools project to a planned March referendum that will ask voters to support an additional $4.7 million, while officials noted that this scenario actually saves some taxpayer dollars in the long run. The original $85 million referendum, which the Board…

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Buffalo Wild Wings comes to town

December 12, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The resurgent ShopRite plaza on Queen Street will soon welcome another new addition – Buffalo Wild Wings is preparing to move into the former Bernie’s building. The former home of Bernie’s and Shaw’s has become the most prominent example of positive economic development in Southington. It had been desolate for…

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