Obituary: Richard Alan Sidorik, 67

January 11, 2016
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Richard Alan Sidorik, 67, of Southington, passed away on Dec. 2, 2015 at home. He was born on Sept. 9, 1948, the son of the late Walter and Kathryn (Ingelido) Sidorik . Prior to his retirement he was employed by The Hartford Insurance.  Richard was a lover of the Arts, he especially enjoyed going to…

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A prince on ice celebrates Disney magic

January 11, 2016
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER It’s not everyday more than 50 different Disney characters come together for a party. This month, dozens of Disney characters from Mickey and Minnie Mouse to Alice and the Mad Hatter to Lilo and Stitch are coming to Bridgeport and Hartford for an action-packed show featuring a magical montage of…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Democratic state budget

January 9, 2016
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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: Despite many warnings that the state’s current $20 billion budget was doomed from the start, our State Rep. David Zoni came home from the Capitol in Hartford to tell us that he was proud of this budget. He celebrated with fellow Democrats who called the budget transformative. But Democrats were wrong. This…

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Commentary: Remember our Greatest Generation

January 9, 2016
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Lt. Glenn Dube, Southington Fire Department

It will be one year on March 7 that Michael Kurtz passed away at the age of 90.  Known as Mickey to those closest to him, his was a life marked not just by his extensive work in the Southington community, but also by his exemplary service in World War II. He began his military…

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Understanding loved ones with Alzheimer’s

January 9, 2016
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Hartford Healthcare

Michelle Wyman, LSW, dementia specialist with the Connecticut Center for Healthy Aging, will present “Best Communication: A New Approach” on Thursday, Jan. 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. This free event will be held at the Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Wyman, an expert in the memory field, will focus on communication and understanding loved ones…

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Shearstone is January’s artist of the month at the library

January 9, 2016
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An untitled Angie Shearstone painting which uses Chinese brush techniques.

Angi Shearstone, an award-winning professional artist with a master’s degree in comics, is the January artist of the month at the Southington Public Library. Shearstone has worked in children’s books with Mercer Mayer, in comics on “Batman: Gotham County Line” with Scott Hampton, and on “Princess: Tales of Girls who Rock” with Jeremy Whitley. She…

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Letter: Reader opposed to reimbursing Lombardi’s legal fees

January 9, 2016
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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: Come on, enough is enough. In the Dec. 18 Observer, staff writer Taylor Hartz wrote a shocking article, Lombardi seeks reimbursement for attorney fees. He noted that, “Attorneys for Town Councilor, Tom Lombardi (R) filed a claim for $28,217 in attorney fees incurred by the councilor during an ethics investigation earlier this…

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PSHD celebrates Radon Awareness Month with free test kits

January 8, 2016
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Town of Southington

You can’t see radon, and you can’t smell it or taste it. But it can be a problem in your home. Radon can be found in the air and can enter homes and buildings through cracks in floors, walls, or foundations. Radon can also be found in well water. Radon is a significant health threat…

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Southington officials to host AARP fraud protection forum

January 8, 2016
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AARP

State Representatives Al Adinolfi (R-103), Rob Sampson (R-80), Senator Joe Markley (R-16) and Probate Judge Matt Jaloweic are hosting a fraud protection forum in conjunction with the American Association for Retired People (AARP) Fraud Watch Network. The forum will provide information regarding the common tactics of scammers and what consumers can do to protect themselves.…

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