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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

Top Southington Articles

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  • Southington Winning Sewage Odor Battle

    SOUTHINGTON — This summer has seen a big drop in the sewage odor problems that last summer generated dozens of resident complaints and perplexed workers who tackled the noxious issue. A combination of several factors turned out to be causing the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Central Connecticut Senior Health Services

    Central Connecticut Senior Health Services is offering free blood pressure screenings on various dates and in convenient locations during September. These include: Tuesday, Sept. 2, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Southington YMCA, 29 High St., Southington; Thursday,...
  • New Britain Looks For New Deal For Patton Brook Well

    NEW BRITAIN — Now that the sale of the Patton Brook well has fallen through, Mayor Erin Stewart's administration is hoping to negotiate a long-term lease for the well with Southington, instead. But it's unclear whether Southington will be...
  • High School Coaches Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014: Collection Of Connecticut Greats

    Six coaches, two athletic directors, a legendary Connecticut athlete and a media member will be inducted into the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at its 38th annual ceremony Nov. 20 at the Aqua Turf in Southington at 7 p.m....
  • Southington Arts Group Now Leasing Town Hall Annex

    SOUTHINGTON — A $1-a-year lease signed this week gives a non-profit arts group the use of the former town hall annex, which it plans to turn into a regional arts and cultural center. "Our architect is finishing final plans and we hope to approval...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Scholarship Available For Career Training

    Main Street Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications from local residents for the Douglas Roland Aid for the Trades Scholarship Fund. The Fund provides financial assistance to students of all ages and academic levels entering career...
  • Southington Residents Criticize Plans To Change Bradley Hospital

    SOUTHINGTON — Pent-up anxiety about Bradley Memorial Hospital's future boiled up Monday at a public forum where all 24 speakers accused the hospital's owners of paring services and planning to shut the facility. About 100 people gathered in the...
  • Plainville Parking Lot To Help Clean Quinnipiac River

    PLAINVILLE — Porous pavement and other materials added to a new parking lot at Trumbull Park will help keep the nearby Quinnpiac River clean. The 4,000 square feet of special pavement and two underlayers of crushed rock are expected to help...
  • Southington Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Dumpster Fire

    Southington Volunteer Firefighter Charged With Dumpster Fire
    SOUTHINGTON — A volunteer firefighter was charged Wednesday with starting a fire in a Dumpster on Queen Street in June, police said. Christopher Newman, 24, of Bristol, turned himself in Wednesday morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued...
  • Small Turnout, But Big Concerns About Impact Of Southington Police Station Proposal

    BERLIN — The few residents who attended a discussion Wednesday on a proposed $21 million police station raised concerns about the tax impact, whether the building is too lavish and if there is a better use for the Farmington Avenue lot. Three...
  • Southington Is Checking Sewer System For Leaks

    SOUTHINGTON — The town will be checking for leaks in the sewer system as part of an effort to increase the system's efficiency. The sewer study began earlier this year and is scheduled to be completed in the fall, said water treatment plant...