Southington police blotter week of Dec. 28

December 28, 2012
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Jordan T. Owen, 23, of 2030 Mount Vernon Road, was charged on Dec. 11 with sale of a controlled substance. Bond was set at $75,000 with a Dec. 12 court date. Jason Dionne, 20, of 288 Wolcott Street, Bristol, was charged on Dec. 11 with reckless…

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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

December 28, 2012
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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

By John Goralski Sports writer With less than two minutes left, Wethersfield pulled their goalie and pinned the puck deep in Hall-Southington’s zone. A strong attack in the final minute almost scored. At 30 seconds left, they forced the Warrior-Knight goalie to make another stop. With less than 10 seconds, it looked like a rugby…

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Southington group organizes to help Newtown

December 28, 2012
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In the first 72 hours since the unspeakable tragedy in Sandy Hook, the people of Southington, (and throughout the United States), have responded with great shock, anxiety and sadness, launching a tidal wave of compassion, inspiring a compelling need to do something meaningful to help the people of Newtown and to help the parents, teachers…

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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

December 28, 2012
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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Maeghan Chapman dove at a loose ball, her elbow immediately started to swell, but she waved off her coach’s substitution. Freshman forward Natalie Wadolowski took an elbow to her face, came away with a bloody lip, but continued to battle for rebounds in the paint. On Friday, Dec. 21, the…

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Accuweather says expect more snow before New Year’s

December 27, 2012
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AccuWeather reports a new storm is in the works for portions of New England, the mid-Atlantic and the Ohio Valley hit by the storm just after Christmas. The new storm will bring more snow to areas that received snow from the post-Christmas storm and will bring snow to some areas that got rain or mostly…

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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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Top stories of 2012; Taking a look at headlines of the year

December 27, 2012
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The past year in Southington saw change, rebirth, drama and headaches. The former chair of the Town Council stepped down after receiving a promotion within the police department, in an effort to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest. The fire chief found himself under an investigation. The Board of Finance briefly went out…

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Heavy snow reported already in Pennsylvania, New York state; on its way to CT

December 26, 2012
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Winter Storm Live: Reaches NYC; Zero Visibility for Some State College, Pa. — 26 December 2012 — AccuWeather reports the major winter storm that brought record snow to the southern Plains and gave Little Rock its snowiest Christmas in 86 years is spreading from the Ohio Valley to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. The…

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Sikhs Host a Vigil

December 26, 2012
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Sikhs Host a Vigil

  The Sikhs temple in Southington held a candlelight vigil on Friday, December 21st in remembrance of  the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.  The group welcomed town officials to speak at the ceremony.  The evening was  followed by a traditional Sikhs banquet and music.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus        

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