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Southington

Southington
Although Southington was formally established as a town in 1779, its roots go back to a much earlier time. Samuel Woodruff, Southington's first white settler, moved from Farmington to the area then known as Panthorne that was settled in 1698. The settlement grew, prospered, and came to be known as South Farmington and then later, the shortened version, Southington.
Although Southington was formally established as a town in 1779, its roots go back to a much earlier time. Samuel Woodruff, Southington's first white settler, moved from Farmington to the area then known as Panthorne that was settled in 1698. The settlement grew, prospered, and came to be known as South Farmington and then later, the shortened version, Southington. « Show less

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  • $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours

    $50 Million For New Sandy Hook School, Mixed Martial Arts Pass In Legislature's Final Hours
    Legislators scrambled Wednesday to finish their work on the final day of the 2013 session – granting final approval for more than $2 billion in bond projects, allowing police to withhold crime-scene photographs of murder victims, and legalizing...
  • No Link Between Video Games, Violence

    No Link Between Video Games, Violence
    The December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown was a national tragedy in which we all share. After such horrid events, it is natural to want do something, anything, to assert a sense of control over the uncontrollable. Unfortunately,...
  • Gun Control Suit Highlights Need To Keep Legislative Lights On

    Whether you are for or against the National Shooting Sports Foundation's lawsuit to overturn Connecticut's new gun control law, you will probably approve the grounds on which the challenge is based. I am not hoping, or expecting, this lawsuit to...
  • Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment

    Livestrong Boosts Health And Morale After Breast Cancer Treatment
    Sheryl Simoni had been a runner until her knees gave out — she used to walk around the neighborhood with friends. Darlene Dukes used to work out regularly until fatigue overcame her. Linda Finlay never bothered to put on sneakers, "I don't like to...
  • Best Lamps and Lighting

    Best Lamps and Lighting
    1) Connecticut Lighting Centers 160 Brainard Road  Hartford  (860) 249-7631 235 Queen St.  Southington  (860) 621-7585 www.ctlighting.com   Voters Said: Inventory is tremendous.   2) Avon Clock and Lighting   3) Restoration Lighting...
  • Best Furniture Store

    Best Furniture Store
    1) Bob's Discount Furniture 428 Tolland Tpke.  Manchester  (860) 645-3208 3203 Berlin Tpke.  Newington  (860) 666-5640 835 Queen St.  Southington  (860) 620-1650 www.mybobs.com   2) Raymour & Flanigan   3) Ethan Allen (Manchester)  
  • Best Mexican Restaurant

    Best Mexican Restaurant
    1) Puerto Vallarta 2385 Berlin Tpke.  Newington  (860) 667-8080 15 W. Avon Road  Avon  (860) 675-1999 200 Main St., Metro Square  Middletown  (860) 852-0080 826 Queen St.  Southington  (860) 736-0060 www.puertovallartausa.com     2) Besito...
  • Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other

    Support Groups Help Alzheimer's Patients, Caregivers Learn From Each Other
    When Ruth Waldman's husband was placed in a nursing home a few years after he developed Alzheimer's disease, she would visit him and they'd hold hands and talk. "I took him home for Christmas Eve and we had a wonderful time — he was as normal as...
  • Turtle Tunnels, Rattlesnake Radio Telemetry, Spadefoot Toads and Saving Connecticut's Threatened Wildlife

    Turtle Tunnels, Rattlesnake Radio Telemetry, Spadefoot Toads and Saving Connecticut's Threatened Wildlife
    When it first opened up back in 2009, the 60-foot long “Turtle Tunnel” under the Route 7 bypass in Brookfield was derided as a million-dollar joke. People laughed over the idea of attaching tiny GPS tracking devices to the shells of the...
  • Sept. 22, 2013

    Sept. 22, 2013
    HONORABLE MENTIONS I found the wallet. Suction! -- Shelly Oster, Orem, Utah We'll have that pesky prostate out in no time, Debby. Now start counting backwards from 100 ... -- Ray Fike, Manchester Did you sign your organ donor card? -- Steve Mogel,...
  • Crime & Punishment: City Hall Smackdown

    Crime & Punishment: City Hall Smackdown
    A conflict over an open Board of Education seat allegedly led the chairwoman of the Norwalk Democratic Town Committee to lay a beatdown on two 80-something members of her own party in the parking lot of City Hall. Regina Krummel e-mailed chairwoman Amanda...
  • All-Courant Boys Golf Team

    All-Courant Boys Golf Team
    All-Courant Boys Golf Chris Bennett, Hand-Madison, Sr. Andrew Boucher, Lewis Mills-Burlington, Sr. Brian Carlson, Hand, Jr. Will Delmastro, Wethersfield, Jr. Jason Despard, Fermi-Enfield, Sr. Austin Forauer, Berlin, Jr. Evan Grenus, Glastonbury,...