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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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  • His Honor, Mayor Philip A. Giordano: Vain, Power-Hungry, Sexually Obsessed And Increasingly Reckless

    To the extent that such events can be fixed in time, the moment Mayor Philip A. Giordano's obsession with sex jumped from back-alley gossip to pressing political business occurred at the end of a corny downtown Christmas pageant. Giordano backers, the...
  • Renovations May Not Add Up: Value Of Rowland Cottage Work May Be Higher Than Permits Show

    In the six years since he bought a vacation place in Litchfield, Gov. John G. Rowland has transformed the place from an ``almost uninhabitable'' cottage to a comfortable lakeside retreat, with a new kitchen, cathedral ceiling and waterfront hot tub....
  • March 7, 1998: Worker Kills 4 Bosses, Self At Lottery Site

    A silent and seething employee went on a bloody rampage at Connecticut Lottery Corp.headquarters Friday, killing four senior lottery officials before committing suicide as police closed in. Lottery President Otho Brown, 54, and former New Britain Mayor...
  • Curious Get Peek Inside Governor's Mansion curious Visit Governor's Mansion

    Kim Terry and her friend Pat Williams walked around the governor's living room Saturday continuing a debate that has flared intermittently since the state first bought a governor's residence nearly 50 years ago. "I was just at a soup kitchen last week...