District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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Knights cruise to championship game; Jamele breaks state records to lead Knights over Ridgefield in semis

December 13, 2013
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Knights cruise to championship game; Jamele breaks state records to lead Knights over Ridgefield in semis

By John Goralski Sports Writer Late in the third quarter, Zach Maxwell leapt into the backfield and tipped the pass into the air. The senior linebacker dove for the loose football, but the interception attempt ricocheted off the ground. Maxwell broke up Ridgefield’s pass attempt, but the near-interception might have been the only play that…

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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

December 12, 2013
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*Updated* Class LL championship game moved to Thursday

The following is an update from the CIAC. “There is still too much ice at West Haven to safely play the LL Football Championship this evening. Based on the current forecast the game has been tentatively rescheduled for 6:35 p.m. Thursday at West Haven. The latest possibility to play the game is Friday, if conditions…

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Wolcott couple arrested on embezzlement charges

December 12, 2013
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Wolcott couple arrested on embezzlement charges

  Two Wolcott residents were arrested for allegedly embezzling money from Computer Tune and Lube. Holly Miner, 32, and her boyfriend David Pinto, 36, surrendered to police on Wednesday, Dec. 11, after learning that there were warrants for their arrests. According to police, Miner was embezzling money from Computer Tune and Lube on Queen Street…

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Southington lights up for the holidays

December 12, 2013
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Southington lights up for the holidays

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Four-year-old Jack Brinker of Southington widened his eyes and jumped for joy when he saw Santa Claus during the 25th annual Christmas in the Village in Plantsville. After whispering what he wanted this year in Santa’s ear, Jack said he loves toy airplanes, and he hopes to receive one for…

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Inclement weather may force change to championship football game

December 11, 2013
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Inclement weather may change the date or time for this Saturday’s Class LL championship football game between Southington and Fairfield Prep. The game is currently scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:05 p.m. at Arute Field at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain. However, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC)  may change the dates…

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Jo-Ann Fabrics to open in Southington

December 11, 2013
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Jo-Ann Fabrics to open in Southington

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Queen Street will soon welcome Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores, making the national franchise the last business to occupy the Shop Rite Plaza. The new Jo-Anne store will serve as a one-stop creative destination for sewing and crafting lovers in the community, carrying a variety of crafting, floral and seasonal…

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After the snow, AccuWeather says watch out for the cold

December 10, 2013
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After the snow, AccuWeather says watch out for the cold

Once the region clears out the snow, AccuWeather says the region from New York City to Boston should be prepare for Arctic like temperatures. AccuWeather.com reports yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast. The air will be the coldest of the season so…

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Snow creeping into region

December 8, 2013
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Snow creeping into region

AccuWeather.com is predicting that the Monday commute in New England could be messy with snow and ice a possibility. AccuWeather.com reports accumulating snow and an icy mix are pushing toward the Northeast to end the weekend. As Sunday progresses, slippery conditions from snow and ice will continue spreading from Kentucky to Virginia and Pennsylvania. During…

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