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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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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant; info meeting Nov. 8

October 30, 2014
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Miss Southington pageant seeks contestants for Dec. 6 pageant;  info meeting Nov. 8

Would you like to earn scholarship money? Do you have a passion to give back to your community and help others? Would you like to improve your self-confidence, public speaking and interview skills? Have you ever wonder what a pageant or being a part of the Miss America local might be like? Do you have…

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Poll: Connecticut governor’s race still deadlocked

October 30, 2014
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HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) _ The latest Quinnipiac University (KWIHN’-ih-pee-ak) University poll shows the race for governor in Connecticut remains deadlocked. The poll released Wednesday shows Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Republican Tom Foley tied with 43 percent each of likely voters surveyed. That’s little changed from a poll released Oct. 22. Conservative petitioning candidate Joe…

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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

October 29, 2014
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Ballot proposal could open door to early voting

By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut residents are being asked to give state officials new authority to make major changes to how, when and where citizens can vote, which could open the door to all voting by mail, online voting, multiple voting days at the polls and expanded use of absentee…

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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

October 29, 2014
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Pension, liability at center of treasurer’s race

By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Pension funds valued at $29 billion and even greater unfunded liabilities are giving state treasurer Denise Nappier and Republican challenger Tim Herbst plenty to fight about. Nappier, state treasurer since 1999, is telling voters that despite a heavy debt burden for pension obligations, Connecticut has saved…

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