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Chemical spill on Spring Street reaches Quinnipiac River

August 25, 2016
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Workers continue at the scene of a heavy metal spill on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR A chemical spill at Light Metals Coloring on Spring Street had Southington Fire Department crews, along with the DEEP and U.S. Coast Guard working throughout the night on Wednesday. According to officials on the scene, the Light Metal Coloring (LMC), Inc. was addressing a boiler pipe leak when an accident occurred at…

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A little bit of conversation leads to Prophets of Rage

August 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One conversation led to another conversation and that led to yet another conversation. And, with those discussions, Prophets of Rage—built upon the bones of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill—was born. The self-described “elite task force of…

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Foghat cranks up the energy while ‘Under the Influence’

August 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The energy crackles out of the speakers when you cue up Foghat’s latest album, “Under the Influence.” One of the reasons for the energy boost, explained the band’s original and continuing drummer Roger Earl, is the roster of special guests…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Jim Champagne has been the face of the festival for 9 years

August 26, 2016
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Apple Harvest Festival
www.southington.org/AHF

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include…

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SHS grad sets high standards at Bentley

August 26, 2016
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Steve Maffiolini graduated from Bentley University with high honors and low times.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington High School alumni, Steve Maffiolini recently received All-Academic honors with three other members of the Bentley University men’s track and field team. Maffiolini was recognized by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) for…

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Water ban remains in effect

August 26, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Special Infrastructure Committee meeting of the Board of Water Commissions scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18 has been cancelled per request of the board President. According to the meeting agenda, the water restriction ordinance was to be addressed under new…

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Jen Cardines joins the Observer staff

August 26, 2016
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Jen Cardines
Email: jcardines@southingtonobserver.com

The Observer welcomes Jen Cardines as our new staff writer for Southington news. Jen grew up in the region. She graduated from Newington High School and is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she studied English and social studies. Her coursework…

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Water Department reopens town wells

August 25, 2016
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Town of Southington

Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback announced that all of Southington’s wells are open, including the ones that were temporarily closed earlier today for testing. The decision was made after extensive testing by the Southington Water Department (SWD) under the supervision of SWD superintendent Frederick Rogers.…

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Waterbury man arrested for strangulation

August 25, 2016
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Ashami Curry, 26, of Waterbury was arrested by police on Monday, Aug. 22 after a domestic violence investigation on Darling Street in Southington at approximately 3:45 a.m. According to police, Curry went to the victim’s residence, grabbed the victim by the neck as the victim…

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Obituary: Dr. John Bower, 58

August 25, 2016
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Obit - John Bower MD

Dr. John Bower passed away at home after a protracted battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Joanne (Kizilski), son CJ (Christopher), Grandson Ren, Brother Brian, Sisters Barbara Rubi and Kris Hill (Tony) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in…

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