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Southington jurist named to high court

January 8, 2013
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By Paul Hughes Special to The Observer HARTFORD – Carmen Espinosa is poised to achieve another first as a Hispanic jurist in Connecticut – appointment to the state Supreme Court. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that he is nominating the 63-year-old judge from Southington to replace retiring Justice C. Ian McLachlan on the…

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Warm up expected then here comes the brutal cold

January 7, 2013
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Warm up expected then here comes the brutal cold

 Accuweather.com reported the following weather update… State College, Pa. — 7 January 2013 — AccuWeather reports temperatures will surge over much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation this week into the weekend of Jan. 12-13, 2013, before the advance of arctic air. Steering winds, known as the jet stream, will retreat northward from the Rockies…

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Police make arrest in Dec. 3 robbery at Farmington Savings Bank

January 7, 2013
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The Southington Police Department has made an arrest in relation to the December 3 robbery at Farmington Savings Bank. Earlier this morning, Robert Armstrong, 35, of 22 Dunham Drive, Berlin, turned himself into police after learning of a warrant for his arrest. He was charged with third degree robbery and fifth degree larceny. Bond was…

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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

January 6, 2013
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DePaolo’s Palmieri named 2013 CAS Middle School Principal of the Year

Christopher Palmieri, assistant principal of DePaolo Middle School, was selected as the 2013 CAS Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year. DePaolo Principal Frank Pepe, who nominated Palmieri for the award, describes Palmieri as “a rarity of both knowledge and leadership who gives 100% all the time.” Palmieri, now in his eighth year as assistant…

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Crystal ball; Looking into the new year

January 5, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials are proud of the town’s accomplishments over the last year and hope that 2013 will bring more progress, but a tough economy is expected to bring difficulties. “There’s a whole slate of items we’re looking at,” said Town Council Chairman John Dobbins. “It’s going to be more difficult…

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Town hopes 2013 brings phosphorous answers

January 4, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer After years of wondering how Southington could manage the difficult and expensive task of managing phosphorous in the town’s wastewater, officials say 2013 could begin with some more progress on this issue. The town has been nervous about the phosphorous question since 2009, when officials learned of the mandate, conceived…

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Violent videogame return program announced

January 4, 2013
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SouthingtonSOS is hosting a violent videogame return program at the Southington Drive-in next weekend. The returned videogames will be trashed and participants will receive a gift certificate from sponsors and businesses that are a member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The videogame return program was spurred by the recent shootings in Newtown that left…

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Plainville-Southington Health District offers tips to lessen impact of the flu

January 2, 2013
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Each year in the United States, on average 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2012
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Happy New Year

The Southington Observer wishes everyone a safe and happy new year. Be sure to check back here this week to see what Southington officials are looking at as the main issues of 2013.  

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Southington PD asks residents to stay off of the roads

December 29, 2012
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Per the Southington Police Department: With road conditions being very slippery drivers are asked to stay off the roads.  If you must be on the roads.  Please drive slowly, keep a reasonable distance between you and vehicles in front of you, give yourself extra stopping time, and extra time to make turns.  Please drive safely!

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