Szandrocha ready to tee off at the next level

June 30, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SHS grad Andrew Szandrocha might be done swinging clubs for the Blue Knights, but he has chosen to continue his athletic career at the collegiate level, accepting an NCAA Division I golf scholarship from Central Connecticut State University. It came down to a decision between CCSU and Assumption College (D-II) in…

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Plantsville tour focuses on positive changes, new businesses

June 29, 2016
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Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt leads a group of leaders into a business in downtown Plantsville during the annual walk-thru of the business district.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Prosperity was the focus for town officials and chamber members this week, during the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Plantsville Walk Thru. The walk, on June 22, followed last week’s business tour of downtown Southington . Chamber Executive Director Liz Hyatt led Town Manager Garry Brumback, Economic Development Coordinator Louis Perillo, State…

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Budget cutbacks to affect Connecticut parks after July 4th

June 29, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The effects of state budget cuts will soon be felt at Connecticut’s 109 state parks, including cutbacks in lifeguard staffing and park maintenance and the closure of three state campgrounds. The $1.8 million in reductions to park operations will take effect after the July Fourth holiday…

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Car thieves caught after dine-and-dash at Denny’s

June 29, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police arrested a Georgia man and woman when a dine-and-dash investigation turned into an investigation about a stolen vehicle. Officers were dispatched to Denny’s restaurant on Queen Street after employees became suspicious when Robert Brock, 34, of Barnesville, Ga., and Christina Brock, 27, of Milner, Ga., were unable to pay for the meals that they had…

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Southington D’Angelo restaurant kicks off campaign to benefit the Jimmy Fund

June 29, 2016
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D'Angelo

From July 1 through Aug. 7, customers at D’Angelo restaurant, located at 641 Queen St. in Southington, will be invited to make a contribution of $1 or more at the register to the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As a thank you, customers will receive…

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Man arrested for a prom fight at the Aqua Turf

June 29, 2016
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Nicholas Maratea

On Friday, June 24, at approximately 7:08 p.m., Nicholas Maratea, 19, of Hamden turned himself into Southington Police for an active arrest warrant stemming from an incident during a prom at the Aqua Turf on May 28, 2016. The warrant alleges that Maratea became involved in an argument after not being allowed to enter the prom…

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Man arrested for sexual assault, risk of injury to a minor

June 29, 2016
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Lance Goldman

Earlier today Lance Goldman, 40,  of Southington, turned himself into police after learning about two warrants for his arrest. The warrants allege that on March 16, 2016, Southington police received a report that two victims, aged 13 and 16, were touched inappropriately by Goldman on multiple occasions within the Town of Southington. For his actions…

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Smashburger opening is a smashing success

June 29, 2016
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Smashburger manager Chavis Bell, right, serves samples at the grand opening on Queen Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A crowd of nearly 50 gathered outside the town’s newest eatery, Smashburger, for a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, as a line of early customers wrapped around the side. After all, the first 50 burger lovers to be through the doors during the June 22 opening day festivities earned free milkshakes for the…

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Arrest made for vehicle break-ins on Spring Street

June 29, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police announced the arrest of Paul Raymond, 47, for two burglarized vehicles owned by Ductworks, Inc. On Thursday, June 28, he was transported to the Bristol Superior Court after issuance of an arrest warrant. Raymond is currently incarcerated at Hartford Corrections at 177 West St. in Hartford. The incident occurred on Dec. 13, 2015, while…

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