Jazz at the Library: Hot Cat Jazz Band rocks the house

February 10, 2016
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Tom Boates plays the trombone.

Librarians weren’t trying to shush this group on Thursday, Feb. 4. The Hot Cat Jazz Band kicked off the Mardi Gras celebrations at the Southington Public Library with their brand of New Orleans-style jazz.  The group performed Dixieland favorites, as well as music by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Louis Armstrong. Photos and video by TAMMI…

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Obituary: Richard G. Meccariello, 65

February 10, 2016
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Richard G. Meccariello died on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

Richard G. Meccariello, 65, of Southington, passed away on Monday, Feb.8, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at THCC at New Britain. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Fedoruk) Meccariello. He was born in Southington, the son of the late Pasquale and Ines (Resse) Meccariello. He had worked for Pratt & Whitney as an…

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Library listings for the Feb. 12 edition

February 10, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: February Community Speakout Wall. The library is planning for the future and wants to hear…

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Police Blotter for the Feb. 12 edition

February 10, 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 Friday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 6: Kelly J. Clarke, 53, of 155 Debbie Dr., Southington, was arrested on Jan. 29 for driving under the influence of liquor or drug, evading responsibility, and failure to maintain lane. Alexia D. Fliss, 25, of 242 Reservoir Rd., New…

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Hockey splits the week

February 10, 2016
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Hockey puck

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Hall-Southington (9-4-0) split the week with a road win and a road loss in overtime, dropping to fourth in CIAC Division III standings behind Staples-Weston-Shelton (9-5-0), Woodstock Academy (11-3-0), and New Fairfield-Immaculate (11-2-0). Shutout at the Gunnery The Warrior-Knights ventured out to the Litchfield County on Monday, Feb. 1 where they…

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Open house, bridal fair at Carousel Museum Feb. 21

February 9, 2016
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The New England Carousel Museum is hosting a free Open House and Bridal Fair on Sunday, Feb. 21 from noon to 4 p.m. The public is invited to visit the museum to see what it has to offer as a location for weddings, showers, rehearsal dinners, and other occasions.From a banquet hall to working carousel, the…

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Drivers needed to transport cancer patients

February 9, 2016
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The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently looking for volunteer drivers throughout all Connecticut communities to transport cancer patients to and from their lifesaving treatments. Volunteer drivers have provided thousands of cancer patients with rides to their treatment appointments, however patients across Connecticut are now at risk of missing appointments due to…

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Police arrest local drug dealer

February 9, 2016
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Dominic M. Cardinale

As a result of a June 2015 investigation, Southington police arrested a local man for selling and distributing cocaine and heroine. The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) received a tip in June that Dominic M. Cardinale, 36, of Southington was selling cocaine and heroin in town. Based on this information, three separate controlled purchases were made…

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Police arrest man after argument turns physical

February 9, 2016
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Donald Cahill

Police arrested Donald Cahill, 46, of Berlin at approximately 7:09 p.m. on Feb. 6 when officers were called to a verbal argument that turned physical. Police were investigating a call that Cahill and the victim were involved in a verbal argument. When the argument turned physical, Cahill allegedly held the victim down. When he got up,…

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