Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 16, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed…

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Judge: 2012 killings not allowed in Hernandez case

December 16, 2014
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By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. Hernandez has pleaded…

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Connecticut takes first steps to reach super-fast Internet

December 16, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is taking a slow approach to super-fast Internet. As of last week, 10 Connecticut municipalities were the first to commit to an initiative inviting telecommunications and other businesses for ideas to build and finance Internet service of up to 1,000 megabits _ 1 gigabit _…

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Comm SVMFL tackles breast cancer

December 14, 2014
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Comm SVMFL tackles breast cancer

The Southington Valley Midget Football League ran a fall campaign to raise money to help fund breast cancer research and raise awareness. As a result, the league donated $294 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure of CT

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Mrs. Claus visits Grace Nursery School

December 13, 2014
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comm Claus and Elf at Grace Nursery

On Monday Dec. 8, Mrs. Claus and Friendly Elf, took time out of their hectic holiday season to visit Grace Nursery School. The children sang songs and asked many questions about the North Pole

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Thanksgiving Dinner Drive is a big success

December 13, 2014
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comm Rotary-Liberty Thanksgiving Dinner Drive (web)

The Southington Rotary Club and the Southington branch of Liberty Bank have been hard at work since Columbus Day to raise funds for local food charities during the 2014 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. Rotary Clubs in 35 towns teamed up with the 49 Liberty Bank offices partnered with the foundation to donate over…

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Are you ready to take the Plunge?

December 12, 2014
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Members of the Board of Education take the plunge at last year's event. Garry Brumback, inset, emerges from the icy water.

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community with groups representing the YMCA, the Southington Police Department, the Southington Fire Department, the Southington Board…

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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

December 12, 2014
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Hang with the ‘Cool Kids’ in Echosmith Friday night

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR By the time, summer washed into fall, “Cool Kids” by Echosmith was everywhere. Whether it was top 40 radio or on VH1, where the Southern California group was tapped as the “You Oughta Know” artist for October, the group had ingrained itself on the listening public with the catchy tune…

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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

December 12, 2014
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New Britain Ave. bank robbed Thursday night

The Plainville Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Thursday night shortly after 6 p.m. at the American Eagle Federal Credit Union on New Britain Avenue, Plainville. Police said a lone male entered the bank while brandishing a firearm and demanded the the employees hand over money. Police said the male made…

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