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Starbucks reopens following early morning bomb threat

March 22, 2013
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By Ed Harris   The Starbucks on Queen Street is back open, following an early morning bomb threat. Police responded to Starbucks just before 8 a.m., following a telephone threat. Five employees and 20 customers were evacuated from the premises. “The threat was they were going to blow up the establishment,” said Police Spokesman Sgt.…

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Police make push to highlight its special needs database

March 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Police Department is making a renewed push to sign people up for its special needs registry database. The registry began implementation in Dec. 2011 and currently has 80 participants. The database contains information that will assist emergency responders in providing services to residents who have special needs. The database…

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Community supports the women involved in hit and run

February 20, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A hit and run accident on Queen Street has led to an outpouring of support from residents and local businesses, including fundraisers heldshortly after the incident. The Southington Police Department is currently investigating the incident, which left one victim dead and sent two more to the hospital. At about 10:30…

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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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