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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

September 5, 2014
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Resident to take part in Closer to Free bike ride

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Rand Mange of Southington will ride in the Closer to Free bike ride, which raises money for the Yale Smilow Cancer Center. This September, Mange, who is a firefighter in Guilford, is riding amongst thousands with team Carl’s Crusaders for the second time. Carl’s Crusaders was formed for Carl Hubbard,…

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Town to hold 9/11 memorial

September 5, 2014
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On September 11, at 8:46 a.m., a service will be held at the 9/11 Memorial in Plantsville on the corner of Summer Street and Main Street. Members of the Knights of Columbus, the Fire and Police Departments, town officials and residents will hold the service to remember and honor those who lost their lives on…

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Southington selects the best pizza

September 5, 2014
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Southington selects the best pizza

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer From macaroni and cheese and taco pizza to classic cheese and pepperoni, there was a slice to please everyone’s taste buds at the Southington Chamber of Commerce’s annual Pizza Fest, hosted by the chamber’s Womens Group. Around 450 residents gathered at the North Ridge Gulf Club to put the pies…

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Saving the hospital; Residents form their own committee

September 5, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer In response to Hartford Healthcare’s proposed changes to the Bradley Memorial Hospital and the appointment of Bradley Community Advisory Committee for consultation, some members of the community are responding by starting their own committee. Bonnie Sica and Rosemary Champagne have launched the Community Committee to Save Bradley (CCSB) and the…

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Community service now an option for vandalism

September 4, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Community service for vandals will now be at the discretion of business owners, according to Town Councilor Dawn Miceli. “If they want the vandals once they are caught to have to serve community service as restitution for their crimes, we will be able to do that through our Southington Juvenile…

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Public meeting set to garner input for updating the Plan of Conservation and Development

September 3, 2014
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The Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a public meeting to get input from Southington residents as part of updating the Plan of Conservation and Development. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Municipal Center, 196 North Main St. “This Plan is an important document which will…

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Support group listings for Oct. 3

September 3, 2014
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS SUPPORT GROUP. Do you suspect food rules your life? Overeaters Anonymous may be the answer for you. It is not a diet club, but a group of people recovering from compulsive overeating. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. There are no fees or weigh-ins. No…

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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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