New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

December 16, 2013
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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Patria Disla, the owner of Miracles & Beyond, Not Just Another Hair Salon, recently opened an adjourning portion of her building to house Beyond Life Boutique in Southington. For Disla, Beyond Life is more than just an eclectic mix of art and fashion—it is also a way for her to…

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Robert Phillips is new town planner

December 15, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington has a new town planner. Robert Phillips, who has several years experience in the position, began last week. Phillips worked as town manager in Farmington for a few months and spent eight years in Ellington prior to that. Southington Town Manager Garry Brumback said Phillips was one of the top…

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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

December 14, 2013
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Lincoln snaps 3 game skid; Wildcats are closing in on 10 wins at the break

By John Goralski Sports Writer The Wildcats edged past Bristol Community College for a two-point victory on Saturday, Dec. 7 to snap a three game losing streak—their longest of the early season. With one game remaining before the winter break, Lincoln College is in striking distance of the program’s 10th win. The local team is…

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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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