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

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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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The Blitzing Blue Bandits; Football scores shutout at home opener in Cheshire

October 4, 2012
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Southington fans cheered as they filed out of the Cheshire bleachers. The band sounded off one more anthem as the players lined up to shake hands. On Saturday, Sept. 29, Coach Mike Drury turned to the press with a wide grin. And why not? With a 35-0 win over Newington, Drury became the first Blue…

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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

October 4, 2012
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Apple Harvest Road Race; Local runners capture three of the four event titles

By John Goralski Sports Writer Elementary school runners gathered in groups of three at the mobile band stage at the town green as winners were announced for the 2012 Apple Harvest Road Race. The crowd of onlookers stretched past the gazebo and across the town green. On Sunday, Apple Harvest Road Race Director John Myers…

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The prodigal pageant queen returns home

October 4, 2012
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The prodigal pageant queen returns home

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Since Logan West was crowned as Miss Teen USA, she hasn’t exactly been absent from her home in Southington, Conn. The college freshman, and now national title holder in the Miss Universe organization, has visited with her mother Patricia and Sydney several times since she won the crown in July.…

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Police hold awards ceremony

October 4, 2012
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Police hold awards ceremony

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department celebrated the heroes within its ranks recently, with a special awards ceremony held at the high school. This is the fourth year of the ceremony, which recognizes Southington Police Officers and the hard work and dedication to their job and the community. The department originally had such…

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