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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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  • Best Car Repair Shop

    Best Car Repair Shop
    1) Modern Tire When youve managed to be in the car repair business for more than 30 years, youve obviously done something right. “We are really service-oriented and customer friendly,” said Modern Tire owner John DeSimone, whos worked in...
  • Best Store For Wine Selection

    Best Store For Wine Selection
    1) M&R M&R Liquors is a family-owned business run by brothers Neal and Roy Rouseville. Ever since its beginnings in 1952, M&R Liquors has multiplied from one to 18 stores, gaining recognition from various organizations including the Wine and Spirits...
  • Best Adult Video Store

    Best Adult Video Store
    1) Very Intimate Pleasures Some of the adult videos at V.I.P. that are most popular with Hartford area couples turn out to be parodies of old TV favorites, like Scooby Doo or the Simpsons, according to store employee Danielle King. But she says this is...
  • October 23, 2011

    October 23, 2011
    HONORABLE MENTIONS When you stop kissing your dog Larry on the lips, I'll listen to your objections about this. -- Susan Breitman, West Hartford What?!? I bet you wouldn't walk out if it were two girls! -- Tony Tedeschi, Southington The whole idea of...
  • Where to eat and drink while your power's out

    Where to eat and drink while your power's out
    We'll be adding to this list as the unshowered days accumulate. Head over, cozy up, and relax for awhile. Before you go home and freeze. (Of course, there are MANY other restaurants open. These are just the ones we've been able to confirm.) Bonus:...
  • Updated: Effects Of Storm Affecting H.S. Football Schedule

    In addition to wiping out most of the area's fall schedule this week, the effects of Saturday's winter storm are starting to have an impact on the Week 8 high school football schedule. Here is the latest list of changes: Hartford Public at Bulkeley -...
  • Relationships Take A Beating In Storm Aftermath

    Forget those statistics about birth rates skyrocketing nine months after a major power outage. How about the divorce rates? As more and more time goes by without electricity, heat, hot water, flush toilets, Internet, phone and cable, even the best...
  • Snowstorm Upsets Campaign Calculus

    Politics-as-usual ended Oct. 29 when the snow started falling. The unusual October snowstorm and the widespread power failures it caused ruined the traditional get-out-the-vote push in the last week before Election Day. There wouldn't be any knocking on...
  • Nov. 6, 2011

    Nov. 6, 2011
    HONORABLE MENTIONS My money is on the candle. -- Sandy Hart Case solved. The Butler did it. -- Michael A. Fishman, Somers Let me know when it's 11:59 so I can blow this out. -- Bob Karalus, East Hampton Who says that nobody can hold a candle to an...
  • May 20, 2012

    May 20, 2012
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Your lucky numbers are coming to me. I see them clearly now ... 9 ... 1... and ... 1! -- Bill Holmes, Famington So when do I meet this Jenny Craig? -- Mike Wambolt, Enfield Shall I pick myself in this year's Dead Pool? -- Lou...
  • And the war keeps going on...

    And the war keeps going on...
    Seven more photos of Connecticut's war dead will be going up on the wall at the State Capitol this week. And once upon a time, hardly anyone in this country even knew where Afghanistan was. Here's the full news release from the Lt. Governor's Office:...
  • Army Specialist First Class Dennis Pratt

         Army Specialist First Class Dennis Pratt was killed in an attack in Afghanistan. Pratt, 34, was originally from Southington. The vehile he was traveling in came under attack and three other soldiers died as well. The attack happened on July 20, 2009...