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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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  • $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...
  • Foley Right To Challenge Legislators' Ethics

    Republican governor hopeful Tom Foley might be naïve. His proposal to raise ethical standards at the state Capitol is unrealistic. But we suspect he's right that pointing out the gamy nexus among elected officials, lobbyists and state contractors...
  • 10/7/2012-We're a Country Of Laws

    10/7/2012-We're a Country Of Laws
    A bunch of new state laws took effect this week that cover everything from medical marijuana to massage parlors. How many laws were passed this year, you might ask?   More than two hundred, and that's just this one year and you know what? Two...
  • 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...
  • Close Bike Trail's Two Gaps In Connecticut

    You can buy a T-shirt in London that says "Mind The Gap," the popular message of caution to London Underground riders. In Connecticut we need to produce a T-shirt that says "Close the Gap," a message of hope to Farmington Canal Heritage Greenway bicycle...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...