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Midget Football League championship games this Saturday

November 12, 2014
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Southington Valley Midget Football League will be having its championship games this Saturday at the Southington High School field.  Games are as follows: Flag, 11 a.m.; Powder Puff, 1 p.m., C Division Tackle, 3 p.m.; B Division Tackle, 5 p.m.; and A Division Tackle at 7 p.m.

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Southington actor is ‘A Man of Ideas;’ will be directed by his father

November 8, 2014
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John Starrs of Southington, left, and Doreen Keogh Busca take a break from rehearsing at the Irish American Community Center in East Haven, where ‘A Man of Ideas’ runs Nov. 12 to 16.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A Southington man will be taking the spotlight in “A Man of Ideas,” an Irish comedy play, at the Irish American Community Center in East Haven from Nov. 12 to 16. John Starrs will play Mickey Howlan, a man who is trying to help a young couple get married despite…

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Hall of Fame: The thrill of victory

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER Kristin-Wilcox Astiasaran didn’t know much about women’s sports when her grandparents dragged her to the state championship game in 1982, but she watched it unfold before her like a Hollywood film. For the first three quarters, Westhill High School deliberately constructed a 15-point lead. In the final eight minutes, the…

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Police blotter for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Southington police reported the following arrests: ••Joseph Romano, 25, of 52 Kent St, Plainville was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Biagio A. Dilieto, 31, 1 Blackstone Ave, Branford, was arrested on Oct. 28 and charged with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana. •Douglas R. Ruhm, 42, 115 Oak…

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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

October 14, 2014
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Disturbance at Double Tree leads to Southington man’s arrest

A disturbance at the Double Tree Hotel on Century Drive resulted in a Southington man being arrested on breach of peace charges. The suspect made things worse for himself when he verbally attacked officers, police said. John Thornton,30, of 2118 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike in Southington was arrested and charged with breach of peace in the…

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A Deep Seeded Tradition

October 7, 2014
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Southington celebrates the 46th annual Apple Harvest Festival once again.  The festivities started last Friday with opening ceremonies.  People enjoyed music, dancing, food, amusement park, and various vendor booths.  The festival was canceled on Saturday due to the rain.  Sunday the town celebrated with the annual parade.    The festival will carry on this weekend with the addition of  the Harvest The Arts festivities. …

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Firm to produce videos promoting Southington

August 31, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The town is partnering with a New York based company to create videos aimed at promoting the community. Over the last several months, Town Manager Garry Brumback has worked with the Town Council to bring in CGI Communications, from Rochester NY. The company works with 2,500 communities nationwide, helping them to…

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Just a taste of things to come

August 1, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER After seven innings Marc Verderame trudged to the mound to take the baseball out of Kyle Cole’s hands. How much more could he expect from his starting pitcher? At the start of the week Cole battled through eight innings to help the local Legionnaires advance to the finals of the…

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Town allocates $25,000 annually to address downtown issues

July 12, 2014
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Cracked and broken curbs are just some of the cosmetic work needed downtown.

By Ed Harris Editor The town has started to set aside $25,000 a year to address the cosmetic maintenance issues in downtown Southington. Town officials have divided the area into separate tiers and will concentrate on one tier a year, starting with the North Main Street area. “Our downtown is literally the gateway to our…

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Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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By Ed Harris
Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo, left, speaks with Town Engineer Keith Hayden during the walkthrough.

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s some minor issues, but it’s aesthetics,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and other…

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