New owner takes over restaurant on Center Street

December 14, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Randy’s Wooster Street Pizza on Center Street now has a new owner and a new name. Frank LaRosa, a restaurant broker and specialist, recently took over ownership of Randy’s Wooster Street pizza on 131 Center Street, across from Paul Gregory’s. He changed the name to Brixx Pizza Kitchen, adding a…

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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

December 14, 2013
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Police K-9 retires, new dog set to begin work

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Police K-9 officer Damon is retiring to the home of his handler Officer Stephen Salerno after lodging almost a decade on the job. Damon, a 12-year-old German Sheppard, officially retired at the end of last month. The dog began working with the department in November 2004. “He had a fantastic…

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Gov. urges caution during weekend storm

December 13, 2013
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release urged residents to avoid travel during the first significant snowstorm of the season. The National Weather Service has issued Winter Storm Watches for most of the state from tomorrow afternoon until Sunday morning. “Although this does not appear to be a major storm, it does have the potential to…

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Flags to fly at half to honor Newtown victims; bells to ring Saturday a.m.

December 13, 2013
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman today directed U.S. and Connecticut flags to half-staff on Saturday, Dec. 14 in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Dec.…

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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

December 13, 2013
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Local man arrested for allegedly selling illegal assault weapon

A Meriden Waterbury Turnpike man was arrested by state police on allegations that he illegally sold an assault weapon. On Thursday, Dec. 12, detectives assigned to the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force, with assistance from the Southington Police Department, arrested Michael Badgley, 25, of 2786 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike on an arrest warrant for…

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Police investigating Wineland robbery

December 13, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a robbery at Wineland Discount Liquors. Police were called to Wineland, located at 1543 Meriden Waterbury Road, on Thursday, Dec. 12 and were told that a woman had robbed the store. According to police,  a white female entered the store with a red and blue scarf covering her hands.…

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Knights hope to add girls golf team; School officials scramble for potential start this spring season

December 13, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer For years, Dan LaPorte has been focusing his efforts on youth golfers with a number of developmental leagues at Hawks Landing Country Club. For just as long, Eric Swallow has been focusing his attention toward the development of high school athletes in his role as Southington’s athletic director. Whenever they…

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Bread for Life withdraws application, still seeking a new site

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the ongoing search for a new home, Bread for Life has withdrawn its application with the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission in order to add more time to look. During a Planning and Zoning meeting last week, the civic group decided to reapply for a new facility, hoping to…

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Miss Southington seeks contestants for Jan. 5 pageant

December 13, 2013
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The Southington Scholarship Program, a local affiliate to both the Miss Connecticut and the Miss America Scholarship Programs, announced that it is looking for contestants for its upcoming pageant to be held Jan. 5. Miss Southington will be an “open” pageant, which means that it is open to young women ages 17 to 24 who…

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