Obituary: Marie ‘Moe’ Glen

February 26, 2016
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Marie “Moe” (Barnett) Glen  Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Marie “Moe” (Barnett) Glen, 56, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday Feb. 26, 2016 at her home. She was the loving wife and soulmate of Roman W. Glen for 11 years. Born Dec. 27, 1959 in Southington to Margaret (Hubeny) Barnett and the late James D. Barnett Sr., she had…

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Southington man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

February 26, 2016
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Bristol police arrested and charged a Southington man involved in a two-vehicle crash that left two children dead and four adults injured last December. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, 26-year-old Michael Luponio was legally intoxicated while driving at an excessive speed in the area of Pinebrook Terrace on Dec. 13.…

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Obituary: Lawrence R. Gill

February 26, 2016
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Lawrence R. Gill died on Feb. 23, 2016.

Lawrence R. Gill, of Southington, died on Feb. 23, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Rosa (Short) Gill. He was born Dec. 14, 1939 in New Britain, the son of the late Andrew and Florence (Ercolani) Gill. He was a lifelong resident…

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It’s new. It’s now. It’s Southington artist Clinton Deckert

February 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Southington artist is new and now, according to the powers-that-be at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Clinton Deckert, who has seen his surrealist abstract art hang all around the globe, is now the subject of the New/Now series at the museum. The show opened on Feb. 20…

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Sampson, Markley help found Liberty Caucus

February 26, 2016
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By PAUL HUGHESREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN HARTFORD—A small band of Republicans is hoping to cultivate a grass-roots organization to grow its variety of conservatism in Democrat-leaning Connecticut. Rep. Robert C. Sampson, R-Southington, Wolcott, and Sen. Joseph C. Markley, R-Southington, and like-minded friends created a charitable organization in December to promote their shared vision of personal liberty, economic freedom and…

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Early birds sign up for YMCA Camp Sloper

February 26, 2016
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YMCA Camp Director Shane Altwies welcomes Emily Hebert, left, and Jenna Hebert, right, as the first registrants for this year’s summer camps.

Summer camp season has kicked off at Camp Sloper, and Southington sisters Jenna and Emily Hebert led the long line of soon-to-be campers who registered for camp early on the morning of Jan. 30. When registration opened online at 8a.m., more than 900 children were signed up, but the Heberts were first in line. “We…

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Little Mermaid Jr. opens on Friday

February 26, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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Malloy issues limited State of Emergency due to power outages

February 25, 2016
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy today declared a limited State of Emergency to help accelerate power restoration efforts following last night’s storm that produced heavy rain, strong winds, and power outages across the state.  The declaration is necessary to assist out-of-state utility crews in their efforts to help power restoration in Connecticut. “This declaration is necessary…

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Eversource still working to restore power

February 25, 2016
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Eversource still working to restore power

With winds gusting over 75 miles-per-hour in some locations and torrential rain soaking a majority of Connecticut, Wednesday night’s powerful storm caused extensive damage across the state, interrupting electric service to more than 89,500 Eversource customers.  The company’s line and tree crews have been working non-stop and have already restored power to more than 50,000…

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