Medicine drop box at police HQ

October 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden The Southington Police Department is now the location of a permanent medication drop box, a longtime goal of town officials and several community organizations. The box allows residents to safely dispose of expired or unneeded medication anonymously and at no cost. “This is a one-way mailbox,” said Town Council Chairman John Dobbins.…

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Additional air tests at schools; Officials seek to give peace of mind

October 19, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer In the wake of the discovery of PCBs during the process of planning the middle school renovations, the Board of Education intends to conduct air sample tests at three other schools to address safety concerns from the community. Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are common in older buildings constructed before their toxic…

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Southington MOMS group holding Halloween open house

October 16, 2012
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M.O.M.S. Club of Southingtonhas issued an invitation to its Mothers Offering Mothers Support Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the  Bristol Public Library, 5 High St.,  Bristol in the lower level. The group is for stay-at-home moms who are residents of Southington, Plantsville, Bristol, Farmington, Plainville, New Britain…

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Southington Library to host food drive

October 15, 2012
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In celebration of National Food Day on October 24, 2012 the Southington Library has joined others in the community in helping those less fortunate. Southington’s Community Services is in need of non-perishable, not expired foods for a family’s Thanksgiving dinner.  Community Services last year filled over 150 Thanksgiving baskets with food donations.  This year the…

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Red Ribbon drug rally Monday afternoon

October 12, 2012
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Red Ribbon drug rally Monday afternoon

Students and community members will gather on the town green to show their solidarity against drug abuse during the Red Ribbon Rally on Oct. 15, a Southington tradition that goes back two decades. The annual event, put on by the Southington Drug Task Force, is typically upbeat and full of cheers and laughter, but the…

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Chamber to host candidate forum

October 12, 2012
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The Southington Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the Calendar House on Pleasant Street at 6:30 p.m. Party candidates running in the 16th Senate District and the 80, 81st and 103 House districts have been invited.  The forum will begin at 7 p.m. following a meet-and-greet session.  The…

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All in the family; John Fontana’s legacy goes well beyond the wins

October 12, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer John Fontana voice caught in his throat as he began to talk about his first heart surgery and the overwhelming helplessness he felt as he scanned through channels on his tv. But a loud knocking at his front door drew his attention, and he craned his neck to see who…

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Chasing perfection; Knights improve to 4-0 with another lopsided win

October 12, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer A 30-yard field goal just missed by inches, but Southington answered with a 42-0 rally. Three long touchdown strikes coupled with a pair of touchdown runs quieted the Conard crowd, and the Knights continued their early dominance with a 42-7 win over Conard in Southington’s first scheduled home game at…

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Festival highlights the arts; Apple Harvest wraps up its final weekend

October 12, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Artists and performers were in the spotlight during the second weekend of this year’s Apple Harvest Festival, which continues to emphasize the artistic side of Southington. “It brings a great added piece to the festival, which keeps getting bigger and better,” said Town Councilor Chris Palmieri, who chairs the event’s…

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