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Bristol man in serious condition following early morning crash

April 17, 2013
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*Update April 16 The Southington Police Department was informed that Michael Carlone of Bristol,  died at St. Mary’s Hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on April 10. No further details were released due to the active nature of this investigation. The accident is being investigated by the Southington Police…

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Walk Like MADD event to take place in town this Saturday

April 17, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will host a Walk Like MADD event originating at the town green this weekend. The walk is a 5K event that raises funds for victim services and awareness of drunk driving. This is the second year the event will take place in town. “Our walk in…

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Local scouts to help at Great Gull Island

April 15, 2013
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By Vanessa Stevens   On Saturday April 20, Southington’s Boy Scout Troop #32 will leave Niantic at 8 am for a work trip to Great Gull Island on Long Island, NY. The 9 mile journey, led by thirteen year scout leader Dan Greer, will start and end on a 42’ steam boat towards the eastern…

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Deal reached on phosphorus discharge

April 14, 2013
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By Lauresha Xhihani Special to The Observer   Three towns on the Quinnipiac River have won a partial victory in their effort to avoid steep costs of removing phosphorus discharges from their sewage plants. Meriden, Wallingford and Southington, whose sewage treatment plants discharge into the Quinnipiac River, have successfully negotiated with the Department of Energy…

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New website helps Southington Serve

April 13, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has developed a new website to help people, especially the youth in town, to find community service opportunities. Preparation for Southington Serves began in December, with the help of the STEPS Youth Council. The site went live last month and can be found…

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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

April 13, 2013
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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

April 12, 2013
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Off and running; Boys lax dispatches Cheshire and Westhill to get a 2-0 start

By John Goralski Sports Writer Kevin Cop scored twice in the first four minutes of the game. On Saturday, April 6, Southington scored seven times before Westhill finally tallied, and Cop had touched every Southington score. Coach Ron Chase was a little concerned about how his team would come out in their second contest after…

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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

April 12, 2013
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Knights beat Staples; Volleyball starts 2-0

By John Goralski Sports Writers Lou Gianacopolos turned his back to the scoreboard and gathered his team in a huddle. Sure, the Knights had lost the first game to their Staples nemesis, but it could have just as easily been a win. The Knights controlled the pace. Mistakes determined the outcome. The coach scanned his…

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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

April 12, 2013
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Softball overpowers Eagles, Lancers ; Moquin scores no-hitter in opener

By John Goralski Sports Writer Southington’s 5-0 lead shrank to three runs when a Southington error sparked a two-run rally by Bristol Eastern. Lancer batters followed with a pair of singles and a double. Southington’s once-secure lead seemed to shrink to nothing as a Lancer dropped down a bunt. But Southington’s defense jumped into gear.…

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Meridian moves ahead; Council backs interlocal agreement

April 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Greenway Commons project has secured the approval of both town and state officials for a “tax increment financing district” around the former Ideal Forging property, and now Meridian Development hopes their long-awaited work on the property can move forward by this summer. The plan to remediate the contaminated property…

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