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Southington man accused of sexual assault on girl under age 13

February 6, 2014
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Luis M. Maldonado

A Southington man has been arrested after Plainville police said he had sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13-years-old. According to a press release Luis M. Maldonado, 32, of 14 John St., Southington was arrested at his home for first degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor. Because the…

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Food waste to energy plant is coming to DePaolo Drive

January 25, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington will soon lead the way in organic food waste management, due to a facility on DePaolo Drive. Under the company Supreme Industries, which is based in Harwinton, Quantum BioPower will operate a food waste to energy facility on 49 DePaolo Drive with the goal of potentially providing electricity for…

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Local man arrested for threatening with a handgun while intoxicated

January 21, 2014
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Michael Pepe

A local man was arrested on charges that he threatened a Spring Lake Road resident with a gun. , 53, of 236 Spring Lake Road was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 15 and charged with first degree threatening, carrying a firearm under the influence and second degree breach of peace. Bond was set at $50,000 with…

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Take the Sloper Plunge!

January 20, 2014
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The annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday.  Many organizations from around town got together to raise funds for Camp Sloper campers in exchange for an icy dip in the lake.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Consistency; Warrior-Knights have been up-and-down in early season

January 10, 2014
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By John Goralski
Jarod Florian pushes the puck past a Tri-Town defenseman during a 2-1 victory on Jan. 4.

By John Goralski Sports Writer With two minutes elapsed in the final period, Hall-Southington finally broke through. Dave Valentukonis pushed the puck forward on a fast break. Cody Backus fell forward as he reached for the goal, and officials signaled the end of the scoreless tie. On Saturday, Jan. 4, the hockey co-op put a…

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YMCA set to dive into the Polar Plunge

January 6, 2014
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The Southington YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge will take place at Camp Sloper later this month.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington YMCA plans to kick off its ninth annual Polar Plunge on January 18, giving members of the community an opportunity to jump into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event features nine different…

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Town to implement parking ban due to impending storm

January 2, 2014
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Due to the impending storm, the Southington Police Department is implementing a parking ban on all town streets, beginning at 4 p.m. on Thursday Jan.2. The parking ban will run until further notice.

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from The Southington Observer

December 24, 2013
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By Tammi Naudus
Santa and Mrs. Claus recently visited Southington.

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New boutique raises money for missions to the West Indies;

December 16, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco
Patria Disla arranges some items in her new shop Miracles & Beyond. Money raised through the boutique will help fund missions to the West Indies.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Patria Disla, the owner of Miracles & Beyond, Not Just Another Hair Salon, recently opened an adjourning portion of her building to house Beyond Life Boutique in Southington. For Disla, Beyond Life is more than just an eclectic mix of art and fashion—it is also a way for her to…

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District implements safety precautions

December 13, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School left 20 children and six educators dead on December 14, 2012, the Southington school district implemented additional security measures to enhance safety throughout the district in response to the tragedy. Brian Goralski, the chairman of the Board of Education, said board members…

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