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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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  • Two Food Recycling Plans For Southington Still Under State Review

    SOUTHINGTON — Permits for two proposed food-waste recycling plants remain under state review, two months after local zoning approvals were granted for the separate projects, one of which will cost an estimated $20 million and the other $11 million....
  • READER SUBMITTED: 2014 Business Women's Forum To Feature CEO Of The Joy Project

    The 32nd annual Business Women's Forum (BWF), Connecticut's longest-running full-day conference for business women, will feature the CEO of The Joy Project, Amanda Gore, as the morning's motivational speaker. Barbara Corcoran of ABC-TV's "Shark Tank" will...
  • Southington Police Investigate Sex Assault

    SOUTHINGTON — Police are investigating a sexual assault that was reported early Wednesday at the Motel 6 at 625 Queen St. Police were called to the motel at 2:24 a.m. and detectives are investigating. No arrests have been made, police said.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Owner's Neglect Demolishing Historic House

    Owner's Neglect Demolishing Historic House
    What can you do when a property owner doesn't maintain a historic building? Some owners don't have the money or knowledge to care properly for their property. Others use neglect as a deliberate strategy for avoiding legal barriers or popular opposition....
  • A Minimum Wage Is The Problem

    If the minimum wage were a prescription drug, what would be on the list of serious side effects the narrator speeds through at the end of a commercial? Urban poverty, growing inner-city unemployment, fewer opportunities … There is an assumption...
  • 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,...
  • How I Made It: John Krafcik

    The gig: John Krafcik is president of TrueCar, a car-buying website and app, which uses pricing data from other buyers to match consumers with a network of dealers. Krafcik, 52, previously was chief executive of Hyundai Motor America. Jump start:...
  • 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...