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Storm cleanup is a slow process

February 13, 2013
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Storm cleanup is a slow process

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington residents and officials spent several days trying to dig the town out from over two feet of snow left behind by a historic blizzard that overwhelmed the state on Friday evening. Governor Dannel Malloy declared a state of emergency in Connecticut at noon on Friday, when the snow was…

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Police investigating a Tuesday night hit and run on Queen Street

February 13, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident on Queen Street last night that sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries. At about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, officers were called to a hit and run motor vehicle accident in the area of the Outback Steakhouse. Upon arrival, officers located…

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Officials expect to finish plowing by tomorrow afternoon; Residents have 24 hours to shovel out sidewalks

February 12, 2013
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Town officials are reporting that plow crews have made significant progress in the subdivisions and secondary roads. Officials ceased plowing operations for the day at 6:30 p.m., hoping to allow residents time to cleanup tonight and not be faced with a mess in the morning as they leave for work. The crews will resume work…

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Highway Department aims to plow at least one lane on each street; Residents asked to report unplowed roads

February 10, 2013
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The Southington Highway Department is still plowing the roadways at this time. The goal is to plow at least one lane on each street to assist with emergency situations. Once this goal is reached, the Highway Department can then focus on opening each street for two way traffic. Below is a list of streets that…

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Brumback reports on the state of the town following the blizzard

February 9, 2013
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I wanted to give you all a quick up date and will break this down by functional area. The Town of Southington received almost 27 inches of snow last night with blizzard conditions between about 10 p.m. and 2 a.m.   Highway: Snowplows have been operating since 4 a.m. Friday and will continue until 4…

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Townwide parking ban in effect

February 8, 2013
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Due to the storm the town has instituted a winter parking ban for all town and state roads within Southington.  This ban is effective until further notice.  Any illegal parking could lead to the vehicle being ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

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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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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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Police discover two dead bodies at Cedar Lane home, investigation ongoing

January 24, 2013
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that the death of the female discovered at Cedar Lane earlier this week was due to natural causes. There has yet to be a ruling on the death of the male that was also found at the residence, as officials are conducting further forensic studies. The…

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Dealing with the cold weather

January 24, 2013
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The Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Health, have released the following tips to deal with the recent snap of cold weather. Winter in New England can bring very cold weather. With cold temperatures and winds, it can sometimes feel well below zero degrees. In these extreme cold temperatures, exposed skin can become…

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