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Dogs help fight cancer with Bark for Life

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Dogs will have various activities to participate in during the Bark for Life event.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Dog owners have the opportunity to include their pets in the fight against cancer through the Southington Bark for Life event, which supports cancer research, on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Southington Drive In. Three…

Legion looks to help police K-9s

Southington Police K-9 Officer Arno. His handler is Officer John Mahon.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington American Legion is launching fundraising efforts in order to donate training and safety gear to help out a couple special officers at the Southington Police Department, the K-9s. Steve Pintarich, from the American…

Strong students make dog treats

By Rob Glidden
Nicole Wang and Joe Albanese mold dog treats while other students place them on a tray.

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A group of fifth-grade students at Strong Elementary School have launched their own small business selling homemade dog biscuits. Their teacher, Lenore Butler, has made it a tradition in her classroom to read “A Dog’s…

Furry co-star commuted for role

Photo by Tammi Naudus
Teddy, a mini golden doodle, with “Annie” co-star Julia Rafferty, who played Annie.

A Torrington pooch named Teddy for weeks now has made daily trips to Southington to practice for the play “Annie.” The 3-year-old mini golden doodle, owned by Patricia Zimmerman, took stage at John F. Kennedy Middle School as Sandy, Annie’s…