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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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  • 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...
  • Nationally Known Printmaker A.J. Masthay Runs a Quiet West Hartford Shop

    Nationally Known Printmaker A.J. Masthay Runs a Quiet West Hartford Shop
    If you're looking to buy a rock-music-inspired piece of art, there are essentially two categories out there to choose from. There's the official stuff — sanctioned by bands, with approved names and/or logos proudly displayed, often in huge, eye-...
  • 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...
  • 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...