Bristol police investigating apparent drowning

@MUSZYNSKIBP BRISTOL — Police are investigating what is believed to be an accidental drowning.  Police said officers on Friday, shortly before midnight, were called to the area of Hull Street and Porter Court on the report of a missing 31-year-old woman. Police found the woman dead behind a neighbor’s house.  Detectives and an investigator from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were called to the scene. Police said they do not believe the death is suspicious, but investigators are …

DAY TRIPS: Find history, beauty, friendly folk in Sterling

Sterling is a Connecticut border town, located in the southeast corner of Windham County Any farther east and you would be in Rhode Island. Sterling is nine miles long, north to south, and has an average width of three miles. The population was 3,574 in the 2010 census. The town has two village centers, Sterling and Oneco. It has a relatively new elementary school, opening in 2006, and shares a high school with the neighboring Town of Plainfield. In 1794 …

Southington aims to preserve its historical sites, including a stop on the Underground Railroad

SOUTHINGTON – Town Councilor Dawn Miceli, chair of the town’s new Heritage Identity Study Committee, aims to catalog and preserve Southington historic sites – including a previously unregistered stop on the Underground Railroad. The Heritage Identity Study Committee was established at a Town Council meeting Monday. In addition to Miceli, the committee includes Jennifer Clock from the Planning and Zoning Commission, Bonnie Plourde from The Barnes Museum and Christine Volpe, who serves on the town’s Fire Commission and is also …

United Way honors those who ‘live united’

BRISTOL – United Way of West Central Connecticut’s 17th annual awards dinner “Let’s Talk United – Lights, Camera, Action” honored individuals who go “above and beyond” and exemplify what it means to “Live United” Thursday night at the DoubleTree by Hilton. “We always have a great crop of award winners but they’re especially great this year,” said Donna Osuch, United Way president. “This our opportunity to honor all of you who are truly Living United, making our communities better places …

Southington graduation party needs donations

SOUTHINGTON – The “All Knight Graduation Party” Committee has established a GoFundMe page to help raise money for a safe, fun night of celebration for graduating high school seniors. The party, named after the school’s Blue Knights football team, will be held from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. on graduation night in the gym, cafeteria and auditorium at Southington High School at 720 Pleasant St. The graduates will be able to eat, dance, win prizes, play games, and enjoy one …

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