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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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  • The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves

    The Beckoning Of The Indian Council Caves
    I had been summoned to the Indian Council Caves. Actually any adventure with the word "Indian" draws me into the woods in search of it. But the trip to the Indian Council Caves of Barkhamsted was different. It felt more like a journey into the past...
  • Aerial Yoga Lifts Students' Bodies, Spirits

    Aerial Yoga Lifts Students' Bodies, Spirits
    HARTFORD — The yoga studio uses the kind of bright fabric that the acrobats in Cirque du Soleil ride up and down, but this class doesn't require the abdominal strength or bravery of those kinds of performances. Unnata Aerial Yoga, a class that...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 27 Dead, Including 18 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

    Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.  Many of the...
  • 27 Dead, Including 20 Children, At Sandy Hook School Shooting In Newtown

    Twenty-seven people, including 20 children, are dead after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Another person was found dead at 36 Yogananda St. in Newtown, sources told The Courant.  The shootings at the school took place in two rooms, one of...
  • 'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself

    'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself
    Brendan Sharkey is the speaker of our House of Representatives. There is mounting evidence that he is also a monkey head. Connecticut Magazine — better known for articles such as "Top Places for Fried Clams Recommended by Connecticut's Best...
  • Gun Control Suit Highlights Need To Keep Legislative Lights On

    Whether you are for or against the National Shooting Sports Foundation's lawsuit to overturn Connecticut's new gun control law, you will probably approve the grounds on which the challenge is based. I am not hoping, or expecting, this lawsuit to...
  • No Link Between Video Games, Violence

    No Link Between Video Games, Violence
    The December shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown was a national tragedy in which we all share. After such horrid events, it is natural to want do something, anything, to assert a sense of control over the uncontrollable. Unfortunately,...
  • Justice At Last For Disinherited Caretaker

    The arc of history is finally bending toward justice in the case of Sam Manzo and the valuable but ramshackle farm he stands to inherit in Southington. It has taken too long for justice to prevail — 31/2 years. This past week, a Superior Court...