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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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  • 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...
  • Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age

    Pleasant Valley Drive-In Struggling To Stay Open In Digital Age
    Movies are in Donna McGrane's blood. Many years ago at Pleasant Valley Drive-In in Barkhamsted, her mother worked in the kitchen and her father ran the projectors. So McGrane was heartbroken Monday when she found out that the drive-in she runs with...
  • Study: Can Exercise Weaken A Tumor Or Slow Its Growth?

    Could exercise and mindfulness slow the growth of breast cancer tumors? A study by Yale's medical and public health schools now under way in partnership with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute aims to answer that question. Researchers at the Breast Center...
  • Tips on building a patio with pavers

    DEAR TIM: This year I plan to build a patio with precast concrete pavers. I'd like to know any tips you can share about this project. How much dirt do I need to remove? Do the pavers just go on the dirt? How do the pavers stay in place? What can I do to...
  • 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: Yale is on the Lookout For the 'Poopetrator'

    Crime & Punishment: Yale is on the Lookout For the 'Poopetrator'
    Apparently, you can be the type of person who squats over a washing machine to drop turds on a stranger's clothing and still get into Yale. A menace students have deemed “the Poopetrator” has “repeatedly defecated” into campus...
  • Doctors, Patients Scramble To Determine Effects Of UnitedHealthcare's Smaller Network

    Doctors, patients and Medicare advocates scrambled on Wednesday to determine how they are affected by UnitedHealthcare's decision to eliminate thousands of doctors from its physician network for Medicare Advantage next year. The head of the Fairfield...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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)