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Home Depot helps to spruce up Community Services

February 6, 2013
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Home Depot helps to spruce up Community Services

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from Home Depot launched a large-scale project to renovate the Community Services headquarters on Norton Street, with a plan to rework the former firehouse into a space that offered more possibilities to the department. There are two branches in Home Depot within in Southington – this one is on…

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Accuweather is predicting blizzard for weekend

February 6, 2013
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Accuweather is predicting blizzard for weekend

State College, Pa. — 6 February 2013 — AccuWeather reports while the pattern of spotty, nuisance snowfalls as dominated the weather recently, two storms are set to join forces to unleash a blizzard across eastern New England as Friday comes to a close. A weak storm from western Canada, known as an Alberta Clipper, could…

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Accuweather says snow a distinct possibility Friday

February 5, 2013
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Accuweather says snow a distinct possibility Friday

 State College, Pa. — 5 February 2013 — AccuWeather reports while the pattern of spotty, nuisance snowfalls will continue this week, there is a chance that two storms join forces to target part of the Northeast with substantial snowfall Friday. A weak storm from western Canada, known as an Alberta Clipper, could sync fast enough…

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Kennedy School staff to battle on the hardwood

February 5, 2013
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John F. Kennedy Middle School is getting ready to show great school spirit! Sticking with the Asset Building Classroom, and Southington Town-Wide Initiative to Promote Success (STEPS), the school is having a staff basketball game. Admission is $1, with proceeds going to the cheerleading team’s uniforms. This is no ordinary game, and the build up…

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Police await ruling on cause of death for William Gillan

February 5, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is still awaiting the cause of death of William Gillan, whose body was found alongside that of his mother Mildred Gillan at their Cedar Lane residence late last month. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that 86-year-old Mildred’s death was due to natural causes. Police are still awaiting…

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Relay leaders look back at last year, plan for future

February 1, 2013
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Relay leaders look back at last year, plan for future

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The volunteers who make up Southington’s annual Relay for Life looked back on the event’s successes as the kickoff for the 2013 Relay began at Hawk’s Landing. Last year’s fundraiser took in $178,000. After the Relay’s expenses were taken care of, $164,000 was given to the American Cancer Society. This…

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Author speaks on her book and Southington’s Big Read

February 1, 2013
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Author speaks on her book and Southington’s Big Read

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer New York Times bestselling author Charlotte Rogan, whose novel “The Lifeboat” is featured in the Southington Library’s 2013 Big Read, discussed her book and the publishing industry in a recent interview with The Observer. The novel chronicles the sinking of a fictional ocean liner and the aftermath when survivors crowd…

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Five teenagers arrested following investigation into stolen handguns

January 31, 2013
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Five teenagers are under arrest for their alleged roles in the theft of firearms from a Southington home. Over the course of the last few days, police arrested three 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds following an investigation that started when one of the arrestee’s relatives found a handgun under a bed and notified police. According to…

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Referendum set for March 19

January 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The fate of the updated middle school renovations projects rests in the hands of Southington’s voters, now that the Town Council has officially scheduled a town referendum for Tuesday, March 19. The electorate has already expressed approval of the proposal to renovate Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools – in 2011,…

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Accuweather predicts six more weeks of winter in Northeast

January 30, 2013
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Accuweather predicts six more weeks of winter in Northeast

Accuweather is saying winter is not done here in New England. 2013 Spring Forecast: Six More Weeks of Winter for Northeast State College, Pa. — 30 January 2013 — AccuWeather issues a spring outlook for the U.S. every year, focusing on the major highlights of the season. AccuWeather’s Long-Range Forecasting Team is predicting that winter…

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