Robbery on Berlin Street under investigation

November 11, 2014
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Detectives in Southington are looking for a man who assaulted an employee and stole the cash box from the register from the Dairy Farms store on Berlin Street on Friday, Nov. 7. According to a police report, “a lone suspect rushed into the store, pushed the employee behind the service counter and demanded money.” After…

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Feast out on wings at Nov. 19 Wing Fest

November 11, 2014
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber Women’s Committee is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Cadillac Ranch, Jude Lane, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is the fifth annual and is open to the public that votes for the top wings in Southington. The Wing Fest annually attracts up to…

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Fund raiser to be held Nov. 19 to help ill woman, her family

November 11, 2014
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Southington High School alumni from Class of 1992, Susan (Tufts) DeBisschop, has fallen on illness and hard times. Over the past two years, a press release from the Southington Community YMCA explained, DeBisschop, has seen dozens of doctors, many from Yale New Haven Hospital, John Hopkins University, and Cleveland Clinic to search for a diagnosis…

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Election Day snarls may prompt legislative action

November 11, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ It was an Election Day scene in Connecticut that officials and voters hoped would never again happen. But four years after voting in Bridgeport was snarled by a lack of ballots, long lines and confusion, voters in Hartford were told at several polling stations early Tuesday…

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Connecticut Democrats see future for ground game

November 11, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Democrats’ ramped-up get-out-the-vote operation _ similar to operations already in swing states _ was credited for helping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win this year’s close election in a tough year for the party. Now, the Democrats are trying to determine whether it could be a…

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Hearing planned at Rocky Hill veterans’ home

November 11, 2014
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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are planning to hear from residents of the Connecticut State Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill to learn more about conditions at the facility. The General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee has been evaluating the home’s operations and effectiveness. The committee has scheduled a hearing at the campus…

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12th annual Operation ELF to benefit families of deployed airmen, soldiers

November 10, 2014
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Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman joined Adjutant General Thaddeus J. Martin and members of the Connecticut National Guard last week to kick-off the 12th annual Operation ELF (Embracing Lonely Families) program. Operation ELF assists the families of soldiers and airmen who are deployed during the holidays and provides a wide range of support to military families…

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Library bookstore holding sale

November 10, 2014
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Friends of the Southington Library Bookstore will be holding a half price book sale in November and December just in time for holiday shopping. The book store is located on the lower level of the Southingto Public Library, 255 Main St. All children’s books and Christmas books are half-priced. Book store hours are Monday and…

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40 years of ‘Crime of the Century’ and Supertramp’s Roger Hodgson

November 8, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The pop world at large first took notice of British art rockers Supertramp when “Give A Little Bit” from 1977’s “Even in the Quietest Moments” turned into a breakthrough top 40 hit for the band. Then the band’s follow up album, 1979’s “Breakfast in America,” exploded on the charts offering…

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