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Open house, bridal fair at Carousel Museum Feb. 21

February 9, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is hosting a free Open House and Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum to see what it has to offer as a location for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, and other occasions.From a banquet hall to working carousel, the…

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Drivers needed to transport cancer patients

February 9, 2016
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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently looking for volunteer drivers throughout all Connecticut communities to transport cancer patients to and from their lifesaving treatments. Volunteer drivers have provided thousands of cancer patients with rides to their treatment appointments, however patients across…

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Police arrest local drug dealer

February 9, 2016
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Dominic M. Cardinale

As a result of a June 2015 investigation, Southington police arrested a local man for selling and distributing cocaine and heroine. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) received a tip in June that Dominic M. Cardinale, 36, of Southington was selling cocaine and heroin in town.…

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Police arrest man after argument turns physical

February 9, 2016
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Donald Cahill

Police arrested Donald Cahill, 46, of Berlin at approximately 7:09 p.m. on Feb. 6 when officers were called to a verbal argument that turned physical. Police were investigating a call that Cahill and the victim were involved in a verbal argument. When the argument turned physical,…

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Kennedy Middle School announced the students of the month for January

February 9, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their January Students of the Month. Front, from left, Margaret Coyle, Jenna Taylor and Megan Crean. Middle, Melody Lacombe, Jack Freyler, Jake Napoli, Rachel Carbone and Meredith Veilleux. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Joseph Dorsey, Jeremy Rinaldi, Gavin Malone, Matthew Feeney, and Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville recently announced the names of its January students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Megan Crean, Matthew…

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Tarik Farid Foundation grant benefits Bread for Life

February 8, 2016
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Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Wallingford businessman and philanthropist Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies, donated $8,000 to Bread for Life, through a grant from his charitable organization, the Tariq Farid Foundation. “I have always believed that a community should come together to help…

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Man arrested for gun complaint at Motel 6

February 8, 2016
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Nigel Watts

Police received a gun complaint at 12:22 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 and were dispatched to Motel 6 at 625 Queen St. The complaint originated from Motel 6 staff after they received a call from Nigel Watts, 26, of Waterbury stating he forgot an item…

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Man arrested for assaulting an 83-year-old

February 8, 2016
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Stephen Cieszynski

Stephen Cieszynski, 47, of 108 Atwater St. in Southington was arrested at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, after a domestic dispute. The police investigation showed that Cieszynski assaulted an 83-year-old victim, causing a head injury. During the incident, Cieszynski also caused a disturbance inside the…

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Obituary: Irwin ‘Larry’ H. Laurencelle

February 8, 2016
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Irwin "Larry" H. Laurencelle died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Irwin “Larry” H. Laurencelle, of Southington, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Mid-State Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 30, 1919 in Lowell, MA to the late George A. Laurencelle and Yvonne (DesJardin) Laurencelle. He was the loving husband of the late…

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