Students perform at Hatton

January 20, 2016
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SO Hatton school concert- (2)

By TAMMI NAUDUSSTAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Students perform at Hatton Elementary School on Wednesday, Jan. 13.  The school’s orchestra showcased their talents throughout the day, with a daytime concert for students, above, and evening concerts for parents, families, and friends by the school’s orchestra and band.

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Go jump in a lake: The 2016 Polar Plunge sets records

January 20, 2016
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Members of the ‘Leaping Ladies’ survive the chilly waters at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16 during the annual Polar Plunge. Scores of brave locals leapt into the lake during the event that raises money for camp scholarships. (Photo by Tammi Naudus)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As five women in pink shirts and brightly colored tutus stood shivering on a dock at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Jan. 16, YMCA Executive Director John Meyers shouted the encouraging words, “Remember, it’s all for the kids.” Hundreds of brave volunteers participated in the 11th annual Polar Plunge last weekend, fundraising…

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Animal Abuse – Advocates backing animal abuse registry in Connecticut

January 20, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Advocates for domestic violence victims and those supporting animal rights are teaming up to support the latest proposal for a public registry in Connecticut that would identify people who abuse animals. The two groups contend those who abuse animals should be singled out because they’re more…

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Police Report for the Jan. 22 edition

January 20, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Monday, Jan. 11 through Thursday, Jan. 14: Frank M. Cariso Jr., 29, of 13 Jasmine Ln., Wolcott, was arrested on Jan. 8 for operating an unregistered motor vehicle, improper use of registration, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Steven Soucy, 28, of 42 Victoria Dr., Southington, was…

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Fire Report for the Jan. 22 edition

January 20, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 40 incidents between Monday, Jan. 11 and Monday, Jan. 18: Monday, Jan. 11 11:00:58 a.m., 30 High St., Smoke scare, odor of smoke 5:26:24 p.m., 38 Kathryn Ln., Good intent call, Other 9:28:15 p.m., 1352 Meriden Ave., Building fire Tuesday, Jan. 12 5:38:54 a.m., Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. and I-84,…

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Obituary: Brian L. Moran, 70

January 19, 2016
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Brian L. Moran died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

Brian L. Moran, 70, of Bristol passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born January 1, 1946 in Bristol, the son of the late Lewis and Gladys (Barnes) Moran. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Brian served in the U.S Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS…

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Winners crowned for fire prevention poster contest

January 19, 2016
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Fire - SFD Poster Contest

The Southington Fire Department announced the local winners of the Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Ava Agan and Joscelyn Spinelli were Southington’s 2015 winners. Spinelli’s poster was chosen as a Hartford County winner. The annual contest is for open to students across the state in grades 4 and 5. Contestants are challenged to create a…

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Registration underway at Village Green Nursery School

January 18, 2016
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Village Green Nursery School
37 Main Street, Southington, CT  06489
(860) 628-6958, ext. 13

Village Green Nursery School, located at 37 Main Street in Southington, is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the…

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Obituary: Helen A. Turek, 93

January 18, 2016
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Helen A. Turek died on Jan. 18, 2016

Helen A. (Kloczko) Turek, 93, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016 after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Southington, Helen was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Franklyn “Artie” Turek, her parents Bronislaw and Mary (Kasparewicz) Kloczko, her brother, Chester Kloczko and 3 sisters, Mary DiNello, Wanda Kloczko and Eleanor Kloczko. Helen…

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