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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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  • Lori Riley: Wheelchair Athlete Takes On The Obstacles In Cross Country Race

     Lori Riley: Wheelchair Athlete Takes On The Obstacles In Cross Country Race
    WALLINGFORD — Right after Shane Mosko made it over the nine-foot wall, the second obstacle in the Gaylord Gauntlet 5K race, his wheelchair broke. That was just another obstacle for Mosko, who is paralyzed from the waist down, and his group of...
  • June 1, 2014

    June 1, 2014
    HONORABLE MENTIONS Save those tassels, ladies. They might come in handy. -- John Soby, York, Pa. And when your debt gets this big, you graduate. -- Bob Johnson, Cottonwood, Calif. Parents, faculty, honored guests and future baristas ... -- Jim...
  • Sarah Veilleux, Zach Maxwell The Courant's High School Athletes Of The Year

    Sarah Veilleux, Zach Maxwell The Courant's High School Athletes Of The Year
    In 2009 The Courant began honoring its choices as the top area high school male and female athletes of the year. The qualifications were simple: We looked for the best all-around athletes the 75 high schools in our primary circulation area could offer. We...
  • New Britain Museum Gets $250,000 Toward Expansion Project

    NEW BRITAIN - More than $300,000 in grants were recently awarded by the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, including $250,000 for a museum expansion.     The money supports non-profit programs and organizations serving Berlin, New Britain,...
  • New Britain High School Students Wins Award For Pinocchio Performance

    NEW BRITAIN - Student Julia Leitao of New Britain High School won a Halo Award for theater excellence, the school system reported. The awards are sponsored by the Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury. On May 28, the school's production team along with 20...
  • Adolescente de Southington acusado de homicidio tras incendio que mata joven de 19 años

    Adolescente de Southington acusado de homicidio tras incendio que mata joven de 19 años
      Un adolescente local enfrenta cargos de homicidio y otros cargos de felonía por presuntamente iniciar un fuego el domingo antes del amanecer que mató a la estudiante universitaria de 19 años Kristen Milano, quien dormía en el apartamento de su...
  • Sunset Ridge School Principal And Founder Emil Kopcha Retires

    Sunset Ridge School Principal And Founder Emil Kopcha Retires
    After 38 years in the field of education, Emil Kopcha delivered his last morning announcement as the principal of Sunset Ridge School on Monday, June 16. Kopcha officially entered retirement following his last day on Friday, June 20. He said he will...
  • Guest Editorial: A Faster Bridge

    By ZACHARY JANOWSKI No one likes being stuck in highway construction traffic. Fortunately, the state Department of Transportation has found a way to reduce this wasteful nuisance for highway bridges. The new method is called accelerated bridge...
  • When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?

    When Gold Prices Fell, How Did Local Jeweler Becker's React?
    In 1990, Becker's Fine Jeweler had just opened its downtown Hartford store when a recession hit — and one that hit New England harder than anywhere else. "I had to lay off 40 percent of my staff," said Paul Becker, who founded the West Hartford...
  • If Boughton's Derailed, Will That Help Foley?

    Who is to blame for the breakup of the political partnership between Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Republican candidate for governor, and Heather Bond Somers, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor? Somers certainly instigated the political divorce...
  • AAC Pairings Have UConn Men Racking Up Lots Of Miles

    The Huskies will not be going to Disney World next season. That's the offshoot of the American Athletic Conference men's basketball pairings, which were announced Wednesday. With three teams coming in, Tulsa, Tulane and East Carolina, and two departing,...