A new indoctrination scandal as Connecticut schools hate being public
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Maybe that assistant principal in Greenwich who was recently caught admitting that he hires only young liberals as teachers, the better to propagandize students into voting Democratic, wasn't such an outlier. The more recent incident at Southington High School, where…
Apple Harvest Festival Officials Keeping Close Eye on Rain From Hurricane Ian
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As the storms from Hurricane Ian continue to make their way north, how will local events be impacted? Officials at the Apple Harvest Festival in Southington are taking a wait-and-see approach on changing plans. Cloud cover was present over the town with skies likely greying even more Saturday. The remnants of Hurricane Ian are expected to bring...
Police Look for Man Accused of Robbing Bristol, Southington Stores at Gunpoint
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Bristol Police are looking for a person that’s accused of robbing multiple stores at gunpoint Wednesday night. Officials said they were initially called to Maple End Package Store on North Avenue at about 7 p.m. While investigating that incident, officers were notified of a second robbery that occurred about 25 minutes later. It happened at...
How Connecticut helps keep the history of agricultural fairs alive
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Agricultural fairs or "country fairs" originated in New England, according to the International Association of Fairs & Expositions. The idea was "initiated" by Elkanah Watson in 1811. IAFE explains that Watson, a "New England patriot and farmer," organized the Berkshire Agricultural Society and hosted a fair in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. "It was...
Police Investigating Armed Robbery at Southington Liquor Store
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Police are looking for the person who robbed a Southington liquor store at gunpoint Wednesday night and they said there were other similar armed robberies as well. Officers responded to Wine Works at 1700 West St, around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday to investigate the burglary, Just before they responded, Southington police were providing assistance for...
Plainville motorcyclist dies after crash with pickup truck in Southington
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A motorcycle driver died from injuries sustained in a crash with a pickup truck on Queen Street in Southington on Tuesday night, according to police.
Southington Police Investigate Serious Crash on Queen Street
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Police are investigating a serious crash that’s closed part of Queen Street in Southington Tuesday night. Officials said they’re at the scene of a serious motor vehicle crash on Queen Street between Lazy Lane and Queen Terrace. Traffic is being diverted on both sides of the road near the crash. It’s unknown if there are any injuries. No...
Police Arrest Man Accused of Hitting, Seriously Injuring Woman in Southington
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Police have arrested a man that was involved in a hit-and-run crash resulting in serious injuries in Southington. Officials said 28-year-old Nicholas Gothberg, of Wolcott, turned himself in after learning of an arrest warrant against him in connection to an April pedestrian crash. A 22-year-old woman was seriously injured after a pickup hit her as...
Glastonbury gets revenge on Southington
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Evelyn Brenton and the Glastonbury High girls volleyball team started the 2022 season on a sour note when they were swept by Southington Sept. 8.
Controversy in Southington Over High School Class Document
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A school controversy in Southington is getting national attention, and it centers on a handout that was given to students in a high school class. Dozens showed up to a school board meeting on Thursday. “We are in full support of our teachers and our children,” said Erin Cowles of Southington. Others have expressed concerns about a handout that...
Southington sees spike in ‘smash and grab’ vehicle burglaries
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A spike in ‘smash and grab’ style vehicle burglaries has hit the town of Southington in the last month, with burglars targeting a gym, restaurants and a center for people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
ShopRite in Waterbury to Close in November
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The ShopRite in Waterbury will be closing in November. The company notified the state Department of Labor that the ShopRite at 943 Wolcott St. will close on Nov. 11 and 203 employees will be laid off. There are ShopRite locations in Southington, Bristol and Southbury.
West Queen Street in Southington Closed Through Friday After Water Main Break
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West Queen Street in Southington will remain closed through Friday after a water main break on Tuesday. Police said the road is closed between Captain Lewis Drive and Redstone Street after a water main break that was reported around 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. The town’s water department is working to repair the break. It’s unclear how long it’ll take...
Water Main Break Closes West Queen Street in Southington
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Officials are working to fix a reported water main break on West Queen Street in Southington. The break was reported at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the road is closed between Captain Lewis Drive and Redstone Street. The town’s water department is working to repair the break. It’s unclear how long it’ll take for it to be repaired.
Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crash in Southington
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A motorcyclist is in critical condition after colliding with a car in Southington early Saturday morning. Police said a vehicle was traveling south on Queen Street around 2 a.m. while the motorcycle was traveling north. At one point, the vehicle attempted to make a left turn into Cumberland Farms and then collided with the motorcycle. According to...