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Police blotter for Nov. 7

November 7, 2014
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Southington police reported the following arrests: ••Joseph Romano, 25, of 52 Kent St, Plainville was arrested on Oct. 27 and charged with sixth degree larceny. •Biagio A. Dilieto, 31, 1 Blackstone Ave, Branford, was arrested on Oct. 28 and charged with possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana. •Douglas R. Ruhm, 42, 115 Oak…

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Lincoln College fall to Sullivan County

November 7, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI SPORTS WRITER The first of three Wildcats fouled out, but not before he broke up a Sullivan County fast break. A few moments later, two Lincoln College players slid across the floor to smother a loose ball like soldiers hurling themselves on a live grenade. On Saturday, Nov. 1, Lincoln College trailed…

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Taste some moonshine as Onyx, Barley Vine team up Nov. 11

November 6, 2014
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Onyx Spirits Company is collaborating once again with Bristol’s own “gastro pub,” Barley Vine, to present an Onyx Moonshine Tasting Dinner on Tuesday Nov. 11. The evening will be attended by Onyx Moonshine co-founders Adam von Gootkin and Peter Kowalczyk, who will engage guests with the history of moonshine in Connecticut and a discussion of…

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Malloy declares victory in governor race

November 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared victory following a campaign for re-election against Republican Tom Foley, who was not ready to concede defeat formally but acknowledged he had probably lost their bruising rematch. Malloy took to the stage at a Hartford function hall early Wednesday and…

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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

November 5, 2014
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Fifth graders help residents celebrate Halloween at The Summit

For Halloween at The Summit At Plantsville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, the fifth grade classes at Plantsville Elementary School visited. The students delighted over 50 residents on Oct. 28 by dressing in costumes that matched the stories that they read. The children read to the residents. The students and the residents will meet…

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Health services honors employees

November 5, 2014
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Health services honors employees

Central Connecticut Senior Health Services honored employees of its seven senior care communities at the Longevity and Clarence J. Silvia Celebration held Oct. 7 at Testa’s in Southington. Seven people received the 2014 Clarence J. Silvia Leadership Award and nearly 100 staffers were recognized for their service from five to 30 years. Longevity award recipients…

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Care Center taking orders for Thanksgiving pies

November 5, 2014
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A Thanksgiving Pie Sale is being held at Southington Care Center to support its Sunshine Club. The 10-inch pies, which include apple, apple caramel walnut, blueberry, fruit of the forest, pecan and pumpkin, are $9 each. All orders are due by Tuesday, Nov. 18 and payment must be made at time of order. Cash and…

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I Spy Contest at library through Nov. 20

November 5, 2014
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The Southington Library is presenting, “Make Your Own I Spy Game” and an I Spy Contest. The Make Your Own I Spy Game will be held Thursday, Nov. 13 There was an Old Lady who swallowed a fly and few other silly things. The library will provide the Old Lady and the found objects and…

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Obituaries for Nov. 7

November 5, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For further details look to our print or e-edition on Friday. Nicholas J. DeLuco, 82, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 26, surrounded by his family at home. He was the beloved husband of Nancy (Gionfriddo) DeLuco. Gabrielle “Gaby” Marie (Prefontaine) Deshaies, 87, of…

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New surgery center opens in town

October 30, 2014
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New surgery center opens in town

The new Southington Surgery Center at the Bradley Campus on Meriden Avenue hosted a grand opening recently with the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The 10,200-square foot facility is a state-of-the-art surgery center providing comprehensive orthopedic care for a range of ambulatory services including hand, shoulder, knee, foot and ankle, and joint surgery as well as…

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