SFD to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day on April 9

April 5, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

On Saturday, April 9, Southington Fire Department Company 3 will join more than 55 volunteer fire departments throughout the state to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Company 3 will be holding an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 35 Clark Street location in Milldale. Visitors will be…

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Mazzatti gives back with AmeriCorps

April 5, 2016
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Christina Mazzatti is continuing to make an impact in the lives of people diagnosed with a developmental disability through the Camphill AmeriCorps program. Mazzatti, originally from Southington, worked for National Civilian Community Corps of AmeriCorps in the Pacific Region states in 2014 and 2015. She is now working at Camphill Soltane, a five-year liberal arts…

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Obituary: Thomas Dzilenski, 58

April 4, 2016
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Thomas Dzilenski, 58, died on April 1, 2016.

Thomas A. Dzilenski, 58, of Cheshire passed away peacefully on April 1, 2016 at the West Haven Veterans Hospital. He was a 1976 graduate of Southington High School.  Tom served in the United States Air Force from 1976-1980 and was very proud to have done this for his country. He is predeceased by his beloved wife…

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Opioid treatement help number is available for Connecticut residents

April 3, 2016
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Opioid abuse and addiction has become a big focus in recent months, and Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington) recently voiced his support for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services statewide 800 number. Zoni said that the service can be called by residents seeking help or information on opioid treatment and services. “I want to…

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Letter: Reader opposes development on West Street

April 2, 2016
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To the Editor: As Organizer of Southington Citizens Against Overdevelopment (SCAO), I strongly oppose the rezoning of 65 acres of property on West Street in Southington to a mixed use and instead call for the property to be preserved as open space. The property is in an area where the current character is light commercial…

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Letter: Reader likes Trump’s experience

April 2, 2016
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To the editor: There are many political banterings by the politicians and the media regarding Donald Trump’s attribute of being a negotiator. Some news items seem to downplay his ability and experience. Secretary of State John Kerry has been going to Europe to negotiate the settlement of the Syrian Civil War, but bombs, guns, and…

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Editorial: Do we need another Queen Street?

April 2, 2016
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Southington Observer

Over the last few weeks, the calls and letters have started trickling in as the town moves ahead with its plans to continue developing West Street, and it seems that every conversation starts the same. “Do we want another Queen Street?” It’s not a new cry. Residents voiced the same complaint back in 2013 when…

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Obituary: Thomas A. Davis, 61

April 1, 2016
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Thomas A. Davis, 61, of Southington, died on Thursday March 31, 2016.

Thomas A. Davis, 61, of Southington, passed away peacefully after a long battle with leukemia, on Thursday March 31, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice. Born January 6, 1955 in Southington to the late Howard and Marjorie (Wright) Davis, he had been a lifelong Southington resident. Thomas was a Southington High School graduate, Class of 1974. He…

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Rep. Aresimowicz seeks input from local students

April 1, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is sponsoring an essay contest for local middle school students. Aresimowicz is asking students in his district that are in grades 7-8 to submit essays of 250 to 500 words describing one project or initiative that would help improve their community. In these essays, students should include why…

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