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Week in Review: Robots, Fake Kidnapping Threats and an Arts Center

You get busy and we know that. Here’s a look back at five of the top stories this week in Southington.

Things piled up, you were busy with work and family and you didn’t have an opportunity to check in with Patch during the week to see what was going on. No problem, we are here to help.

It was a busy week in Southington with a lot of news that captured people’s attention and we have all the details. The following five stories grabbed headlines and sparked interest throughout the community, so be sure to take a look back and click on the links to read the full stories.

: The Southington High School Cyber Knights, Team 195, has been on a hot streak as of late, winning two regionals in a row and three of their last four now. The competition is about to get fierce, but the team is ready. See the video above to learn more about the program and check out the full article to see how the team is preparing in an effort to take home the gold.

: In one of the stranger are police stories of the week – and the top read story – a 22-year-old Southington man used texts to his father in an effort to collect $150 from him by indicating he was in danger. That plan went awry when police found out, even though his dad wasn’t going to tell them. Click the link above to find out how police learned of the plot and what charges the local resident is facing.

: Southington Community Cultural Arts, an organization dedicated to bringing more arts and culture to downtown Southington, is pushing for the town to lease the Gura Building at Southington Town Hall to them for the development of a new arts center. They have some early momentum, but there is also opposition to the plan. What are the concerns and how do you feel about the plan? Read the article and be sure to share your views on the topic.

: Army Spec. Dennis Pratt, 34, of Southington, will be among six Connecticut soldiers who died in Afghanistan added to the Wall of Honor at the State Capitol complex in May. Who is Pratt? You’ll have to click the link above to find out more.

: Lacrosse, Baseball and Track teams all kicked-off their season at home with a full slate at Southington High School on a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. Take a look back at some of the photos and match-ups as many of the teams got off to a hot start to the spring season.

Now that you’ve had a chance to see our top stories, don’t forget to browse through our articles page to see more of what’s going on and what you need to know in Southington.

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