Defending the title; SHS Football is ready for another run

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer The confetti wasn’t finished falling after the championship game, and the Blue Knights were back in the gym. The Class LL trophy hadn’t found its way into the display case, and the football team was already training for another run. Last fall Southington’s gridiron gang rallied to a 9-1 record…

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Town to hold 9/11 memorial

September 5, 2014
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On September 11, at 8:46 a.m., a service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville on the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, the Fire and Police Departments, town officials and residents will hold the service to remember and honor those who lost their lives on…

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A New Direction; Girls soccer takes aim at the postseason

September 5, 2014
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By John Goralski Sports Writer First year coach Mike Linehan hustled between two groups of girls soccer players during a pre-season possession drill. He barked encouragement over one shoulder as an offensive unit navigated the ball past a crowd of defenders. He turned back to critique the defenders in the other group when they missed…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Southington selects the best pizza

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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Saving the hospital; Residents form their own committee

September 5, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In response to Hartford Healthcare’s proposed changes to the Bradley Memorial Hospital and the appointment of Bradley Community Advisory Committee for consultation, some members of the community are responding by starting their own committee. Bonnie Sica and Rosemary Champagne have launched the Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) and the…

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Police charge three Bronx residents with trying to fraudulently obtain cell phones

September 4, 2014
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Three Bronx NY residents were charged with identity theft and other charges following an alleged attempt to fraudulently obtain cell phones at Simply Wireless. Police responded to the Queen Street store shortly before 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, following a complaint that a woman was trying to obtain cell phones with a possible fraudulent…

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Community service now an option for vandalism

September 4, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Community service for vandals will now be at the discretion of business owners, according to Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. “If they want the vandals once they are caught to have to serve community service as restitution for their crimes, we will be able to do that through our Southington Juvenile…

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Public meeting set to garner input for updating the Plan of Conservation and Development

September 3, 2014
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The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to get input from Southington residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center, 196 North Main St. “This Plan is an important document which will…

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Support group listings for Oct. 3

September 3, 2014
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No…

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