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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Apple Harvest Festival bed races cancelled

October 5, 2012
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Apple Harvest Festival bed races cancelled

After being postponed for a week, in hopes of encouraging more entries, the Apple Harvest Festival bed races have been canceled.

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Photos from the first week of the Apple Harvest Festival

October 5, 2012
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Festival rebounds from a rainy start

October 5, 2012
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Festival rebounds from a rainy start

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Despite losing a day to rainy weather, the Apple Harvest Festival returned to Southington and was able to offer the popular food and beloved traditions that have been a part of the community for the last 44 years. After hours of pouring rain on Friday afternoon, festival organizers decided to…

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A haunting good time for charity

October 5, 2012
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A haunting good time for charity

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Burke family is bringing back its “Spooky Kingdom” Halloween attraction and hoping that Mother Nature will not be as brutal this year. For eight years, the family has invited the public to their home at Lovley Drive in Plantsville to enjoy a home-made Halloween adventure. They have also encouraged…

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Oil and PCB contamination; Renovations at middle schools hit snags

October 5, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The process of preparing for the renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools has become more complicated with the discovery of various environmental concerns. Representatives of Hygenix, Inc are conducting over 200 tests in both schools to learn more details about the extent of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) present in building…

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