19-year-old arrested for October home invasion on Milldale Avenue

November 26, 2013
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A local man was recently arrested in relation to an October home invasion. Southington Police arrested Brandon Pack, 19, earlier this week. Pack was already in custody of the Department of Corrections on separate charges. Pack was charged with home invasion, first degree burglary and sixth degree larceny. Bond was set at $100,000. Late in…

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Back in the Day

November 26, 2013
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Back in the Day

First Congregational Church held an old fashion Thanksgiving service on Sunday morning.  Leaders of the church, as well as some congregation members, dressed in period costumes from the days of our early settlers.  The service was conducted in the tradition of their early ancestors. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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Holding a benefit dinner for a friend

November 26, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington native Brian McKernan had just started training for a new season of races this past September. One day he was running outside near his home in Lynbrook, Long Island when suddenly a car struck him. McKernan has suffered near-fatal injuries, including a blood clot in the brain, which has…

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The Best Wings in Town

November 25, 2013
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The Best Wings in Town

      The Groggy Frog takes first place for best overall and hottest wings  in this year’s annual Southington Wing Fest, hosted my the Chamber of Commerce.  Area restaurants gathered at the Cadillac Ranch to serve up their best wing recipes.  Catagories included, most original, hottest, and best overall.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus      

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Southington Police urge people to buckle up

November 25, 2013
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As motorists take to the roads this holiday season, Southington Police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning November 26, 2013, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under…

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Local Southington resident is named 2014 Teacher of the year

November 25, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Since the seventh grade, Southington resident John Mastroianni knew he wanted to become a professional musician and a music teacher. By time he reached high school, Mastroianni never doubted he wanted to have an impact on students similar to the way his own music teachers influenced him. “I never wanted…

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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

November 24, 2013
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Building a hit with a new 3D printer at the library

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer From hair combs to iPhone cases to bracelets, members of Southington Public Library have a variety of items to create with the help of the new three-dimensional printer, which uses corn-starched-based plastic filament to mold objects. “It is cool because it is environmentally-friendly,” said Sue Smayda, the executive director of…

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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

November 23, 2013
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Building blocks; Wilcats are looking for points, rebounds, and community service

By John Goralski Sports Writer Preston Beverly looked back over his shoulder with quiet satisfaction as his Lincoln College New England men’s basketball team raced for the locker rooms at halftime. It wasn’t his team’s five point lead that brought a smile to the athletic director/coach. It was the swarm of kids from the Bristol…

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Another title holder from area crowned

November 23, 2013
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Another title holder from area crowned

By Mike Chaiekn Editions Editor STAMFORD– High school senior Sydney West may be living in Vernon now, but the now-Miss Connecticut Teen USA had lived in Southington until earlier this year. Sydney, who was crowned on Sunday in Stamford and now attends Rockville High School, had been a student at Hartford Academy of Math and…

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