Court orders injunction on Olney home; YMCA is barred from demolishing the building

August 22, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The New Britain Superior Court has issued a temporary injunction barring the Southington YMCA from demolishing the Olney house on North Main Street as part of a plan to add additional parking at the facility. The injunction, secured by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation, will protect the Olney house through…

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Majestic Majeski; Dave Majeski still loves the challenge

August 22, 2012
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By John Goralski Sports Writer It’s been a little more than 25 years since Dave Majeski called John Fontana back to third base after their discussion during a regular season game, but the former high school coach still smiles when he tells the story. Majeski topped a baseball but beat the throw to first base.…

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Southington Sikh temple holds vigil

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington’s Sikh temple, Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar, hosted a candlelight vigil in the wake of a violent shooting at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The tight-knit Sikh community in Connecticut, along with others across the nation, has been deeply disturbed and shaken by the incident on Sunday, August 5,…

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Residents enjoy Taste of Southington

August 22, 2012
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Residents enjoy Taste of Southington

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Residents swarmed the grounds of the Barnes Museum for the 11th annual Taste of Southington for a chance to sample foods from numerous local restaurants. The event has enjoyed a steady increase in popularity over the years, even as tough economic times limited the amount of funds available to maintain…

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Controversial Gura plan; Democrats, SCCA upset with Republican proposal

August 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Town Council once again tabled their decision on the proposal by the Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) group to turn the Gura Building into an arts center, after a plan presented by the Republicans led to a heated argument. For several months, the SCCA has been seeking approval from…

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If he builds it, they will come; Joe LaPorte has spent 4 decades building youth sports

August 8, 2012
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One question can change your life. Just ask Joe LaPorte. In the late 1960s, he was standing in the shadows at Memorial Park, minding his own business while his son Dan raced around the bases during a Little League tryout. The coach sidled up to LaPorte with a devilish grin. “Can you help out?” he…

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Candlelight vigil held for Aurora victims

August 8, 2012
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Candlelight vigil held for Aurora victims

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A large crowd of residents gathered for a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado shooting on the steps of the First Congregational Church. Twelve people were killed and dozens more were injured in Aurora after James Holmes opened fire on a crowded theater during a midnight screening…

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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

August 8, 2012
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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The devastating fire at Rex Forge and the subsequent oil spill into the nearby Quinnipiac River was contained by state and local officials by the next day. The July 31 fire started shortly before 8 a.m. T he first fire units arrived to find a heavy fire engulfing a portion…

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Questioning the Gura building

August 8, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Members of the Southington Community Cultural Arts group plan to respond in detail to questions raised by officials about their plans for the Gura Building at Monday’s Town Council meeting. A two-page analysis of the SCCA’s preliminary construction budget written by Town Council Vice-Chairman Peter Romano was unexpectedly made public…

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