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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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  • New Britain High School Students Wins Award For Pinocchio Performance

    NEW BRITAIN - Student Julia Leitao of New Britain High School won a Halo Award for theater excellence, the school system reported. The awards are sponsored by the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. On May 28, the school's production team along with 20...
  • How I Made It: John Krafcik

    How I Made It: John Krafcik
    The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start:...
  • New Britain Museum Gets $250,000 Toward Expansion Project

    NEW BRITAIN - More than $300,000 in grants were recently awarded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, including $250,000 for a museum expansion.     The money supports non-profit programs and organizations serving Berlin, New Britain,...
  • AAC Pairings Have UConn Men Racking Up Lots Of Miles

    The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday. With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...
  • Busway Starting To Take Form; Planned Opening 10 Months Away

    Busway Starting To Take Form; Planned Opening 10 Months Away
    The $567 million public transit project that many figured would never happen is just months from completion, and designers are confident they'll stay on schedule. The major new bridges over Route 9 and at East and Allen streets in New Britain are in...
  • Guard Prince Ali Tweets UConn Might Not Be His Destination

    Guard Prince Ali Tweets UConn Might Not Be His Destination
    Guard Prince Ali, who gave UConn an oral commitment last November, has changed his mind. "After talking it over with my family," Ali saidon Twitter Thursday, "I have decided to re-open my recruitment! I still love UConn and I am still considering UConn!...
  • Classic Films At Bargain Prices All Summer At Southington Drive-In

    Classic Films At Bargain Prices All Summer At Southington Drive-In
    Southington Drive-In, at 935 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, starts a new summer season of fun weekend classic film events with the most iconic summer blockbuster ever: "Jaws" on Saturday, June 7. The drive-in charges $15 per carload, $10 for Southington...
  • Hartford HealthCare Eliminating 350 Jobs

    Hartford HealthCare, a statewide network of health care providers with 18,000 workers, is eliminating 350 jobs, the chief operating officer announced Monday. About 230 people will be leaving through layoffs, buyouts and retirements, and the rest of the...
  • Keeping Your Golf Budget Under Par

    Keeping Your Golf Budget Under Par
    Golf has been called "the game you love to hate." (It's actually been called far worse, as anyone who's hit a ball into a water hazard knows, but this is a family newspaper.) There's no question that it's a challenging sport — and it also can be...
  • All-Courant Boys Indoor Track Team

    The All-Courant high school boys indoor track team, honorable mentions, story lines of the season and more: All-Courant Team 55 meters: Alex Brown, Rocky Hill, Jr. 300: Stephon Henry, New Britain, Sr. 600: Dhahran Velasquez, Capital Prep-Hartford,...
  • Moving In: Building A New Home In Cheshire's Castle Heights 55+ Community

    Moving In: Building A New Home In Cheshire's Castle Heights 55+ Community
    Paula Klingerman fell in love with Africa during her first safari, so when her travel agent organized another one, she jumped at the chance — on the condition that the agent find her a tent mate prior to the trip. "I didn't want to have another...
  • Lanza's Violent Video Game Play Overblown

    The tragic shooting last year in Newtown horrified the nation. Rumors flew that the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was obsessed with violent video games such as "Call of Duty." Debates about such games ensued, despite little official information on...