Cosplay Event at Lake Compounce’s Haunted Graveyard this weekend

September 29, 2015
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The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce opens for its 25th season on Oct. 2 and is celebrating this momentous year by hosting its first ever Cosplay Event. The Cosplay Event will allow participants to dress up as their favorite fictional characters from a number of genres. The event is also open to the public, so…

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Bushnell Carousel reopens

September 29, 2015
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The Bushnell Park Carousel, located in downtown Hartford, is now open after a year long-closure to build the new wing of the carousel pavilion. The carousel itself will be open now and the new addition is expected to open to the public within the next few weeks. Bring your family, friends and colleagues and come…

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CEOs of Aetna, Anthem make case for health insurance mergers

September 28, 2015
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By TOM MURPHY and MARCY GORDON AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) _ Leaders of two major health insurers planning multibillion dollar acquisitions made their case to Congress that bigger can mean better in their industry, but concerns are being raised in Washington about how these deals will affect consumers and competition. Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer…

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Connecticut police still stopping minorities at high rates

September 28, 2015
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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Police in Connecticut are still stopping black and Hispanic drivers at disproportionately high rates, according to traffic stop data released Tuesday. Black drivers constitute 14.1 percent of drivers pulled over by police in all law enforcement agencies in the state from Oct. 1, 2014, through March…

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Connecticut agency announces fall hunting season dates

September 28, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is announcing dates for the state’s upcoming fall firearms hunting season. The turkey season is scheduled to open on Oct. 3 and continue through Oct. 31, while the regular waterfowl season opens statewide on Oct. 7. Small game hunting season opens at 7 a.m.…

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Nanfito Roofing helps out New Haven family

September 26, 2015
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Workers from V. Nanfito Roofing and Sinding, Inc. of Southington donated their time and effort to a family in New Haven during the “No Roof Left Behind” program.

On Saturday, Aug. 22, Vincent “Vinny” Nanfito, founder and President of V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc., and his team took part in the “No Roof Left Behind” program. GAF, the number one shingle manufacturer in North America, offers this program to their very best MasterElite contractors. V. Nanfito Roofing & Siding, Inc. has been…

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Letter: PZC candidate speaks out about ethics violation

September 26, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: I am writing to you in disgust over the news that one of our town councilors was found in violation of our ethics code. Before I get into my disappointment let me disclose that I am running for the Planning and Zoning Commission in November. I would also like to disclose that…

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Commentary: On the road: The Pizza & Politics Tour

September 26, 2015
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State Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

Recently, my good friend Senator Joe Markley and I held the first of a series of events we are calling our “Pizza & Politics Tour”. We will be visiting a number of local small businesses in an effort to engage with our constituents and also help promote businesses in our community, something needed in these…

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Letter: Reader cautions us to slow down a little in life

September 26, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: Hey, Southington residents, slow down a little. Enjoy each day of your life because it goes by fast. Look at what happened to the people in California. Over 500 homes burned to the ground. Nothing remains. In Japan, a few weeks ago, there were floods and hundreds of homes completely washed away.…

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