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The plans are set for I-84 bridge closure

June 13, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the I-84 bridge project over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27. During a recent public information meeting, officials of ConnDOT and the Southington Police Department provided an overview of the project and how traffic will be handled. The…

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Police department evacuated Sunday due to mortar shell fuse

June 9, 2014
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The Southington Police Department was briefly evacuated Sunday and a portion of Lazy Lane was blocked off after a resident brought a mortar shell fuse to the building. On Sunday, June 8, a Southington resident went to the police department with an M-86 fuse, which was used in World War II era mortar shells. The…

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I-84 bridge project moved to June 27

June 4, 2014
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Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) and Southington officials have prepared for the replacement of the bridges carrying I-84 East and West over Marion Avenue, which will begin June 27. Built in 1963, each bridge carries three lanes of traffic, carrying an average of 81,800 vehicles daily as of 2012, according to ConnDOT. The bridge superstructures…

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Police investigating suspicious driver approaching female students

May 22, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is investigating several instances of a suspicious man approaching female students over the course of the past month. Police are investigating three separate instances since April 28. Each time the car is different, but the driver description is similar. In two of the instances, the drive spoke to female high school…

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Police participating in Click It or Ticket program

May 21, 2014
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The Southington Police Department is taking part in Click It or Ticket and is urging residents to buckle up. Beginning on Monday, May 19, law enforcement officials have been out in full force taking part in the enforcement mobilization that is cracking down on motorists who are not belted, driving under the influence or driving…

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Town implements vandalism tip line

May 14, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington officials are hoping that residents are ready to ACT against vandalism. Officials recently unveiled the Active Community Tip Line (ACT), a way for callers to anonymously report vandalism related information. The tip line number is 860-276-1234. A rewards program was also established for callers who provide reliable information to police.…

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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

May 7, 2014
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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

A Summer Ridge man is in stable condition after he jumped from a second floor window to escape a fire. On Sunday, May 4, the Southington Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 250 Summer Ridge. The as of yet unidentified man jumped out of the second floor window of unit 28 and…

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Milford man charged with copper wire theft

May 7, 2014
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A Milford man was arrested for the ongoing theft of copper wire and cable from Guitar Center. On Friday, May 2, Benjamin M. Fidanza, 27, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. According to a release from the Southington Police Department, the arrest followed the investigations of a theft of…

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Coyotes attack dogs near Flanders Road

April 23, 2014
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Two dogs were attacked by coyotes early Tuesday morning, but the owner was able to scare the animals away before any major harm befell the dogs, police said. According to police, a man was walking his three dogs, off leash, along the old Novick Orchards, near Flanders Street, when two coyotes came out of the…

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Hiker injured in fall at Ragged Mountain

April 22, 2014
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The Southington Fire Department rescued a hiker who fell while hiking along Ragged Mountain last Sunday morning. The hiker, who authorities have yet to name, had fallen about 25-30 feet. Twelve firefighters, entering the area via the Carey Street, came to the hiker’s aid. The hiker was packaged and carried off the mountain to Carey…

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