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Police investigating an armed robbery of Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike Burger King

September 3, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating an armed robbery at the Burger King on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike. Police responded to the restaurant, located at 1850 Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 3. According to police, an investigation shows that three or four males, believed to be Hispanic, entered the rear of Burger King after…

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*Updated Police investigating bank robbery and suicide

September 2, 2014
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*Updated Police investigating bank robbery and suicide

By Ed Harris Editor   The Southington Police Department is investigating a robbery at the TD Bank on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike, where an alleged robber fled the scene, caused two accidents and then broke into a house and ultimately killed himself. According to Southington Police Department Lt. Michael Baribault, police received call about a bank robbery…

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Kennedy and Strong Schools briefly locked down following reported bank robbery

September 2, 2014
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The Southington Police Department briefly placed Kennedy Middle School and Strong Elementary School in lockdown, as a precautionary measure following a reported bank robbery. The lockdown was lifted at 10:15 a.m., after it was determined that there was no threat to the schools. The lockdown was called for following reports of a bank robbery at…

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Firm to produce videos promoting Southington

August 31, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The town is partnering with a New York based company to create videos aimed at promoting the community. Over the last several months, Town Manager Garry Brumback has worked with the Town Council to bring in CGI Communications, from Rochester NY. The company works with 2,500 communities nationwide, helping them to…

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Congressman Larson introduces new Social Security bill

August 30, 2014
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Congressman Larson introduces new Social Security bill

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Congressman John Larson recently introduced his new proposal to expand the benefits of Social Securityat the Calendar House in Southington on the 79th anniversary of the legislation. Larson expressed his frustration with the perspective that views Social Security as an entitlement. The congressman instead referred to Social Security as insurance…

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Southington police to take part in anti-texting program

August 29, 2014
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, has announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists from texting and/or using hand-held cell…

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peterdominic to host fundraiser for Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute

August 29, 2014
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peterdominic to host fundraiser for Curtis D. Robinson Men’s Health Institute

Two years ago, Peter Gulli had to say goodbye to his best friend, business partner, and the man he looked up to more than any other. That man was his father, Dominic, who passed away after a long battle with prostate cancer in 2011. “He was my best friend. I was at his ankles since…

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School officials looking at options for Strong School bee issue

August 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer A concerned parent recently addressed the Board of Education bringing a bee infestation in the field of Strong School to their attention and seeking some action to remedy the problem. Ulla Plourde, a parent of a Strong School student, questioned why the board had not taken any action to eliminate…

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Sizing up the issues; Zoni, Natelli talk about their campaigns

August 29, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With fall just around the corner Democratic state Rep. Dave Zoni and Republican candidate Albert Natelli are looking for ways to reach voters before November’s election Both candidates for the state House of Representatives seat in the 81st District have been present and spoken publically at meetings spawned by citizens…

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Buckley remembered with mural, bench

August 29, 2014
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Buckley remembered with mural, bench

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Southington community has recently stepped up to memorialize Ben Buckley, a seven-year-old boy who passed away in January from a severe asthma attack. Ben was a second grader at Thalberg Elementary School. During the spring, there was a family fun fitness day at Crossfit Factory Square called “Buckley Strong.”…

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