Obituaries for Dec. 12

December 10, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions.  Dorothea “Dot” (Brause) Czarnota, 89, of Southington, wife of the late Larry Czarnota, died on Saturday, Nov. 29, at ConnecticutHospice in Branford. Cecile (Picard) Marquis, 77, of Southington, wife of Bertrand Marquis, died on Sunday,…

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 27

December 9, 2014
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12) and can be purchase on our website or call the office at (860) 229-8389. Kwanzaa, an…

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Flood at JFK causes one class to evacuate

December 9, 2014
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An internal flood at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said that a leak occurred when one the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a non-toxic liquid called “liquol” leaked out. Nineteen students…

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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

December 9, 2014
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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

Members of the Southington Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted unannounced liquor sale compliance inspections at 20 liquor stores/convenience stores where alcoholic beverages are sold on Nov. 28. Six stores were caught selling to a minor, said police. Police used a “cooperating individual who was 18-years old without any forms of identification entered the stores…

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Football returns to the championship game

December 6, 2014
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Glastonbury recovered the game’s first fumble and quickly took a 7-0 lead, but that was as close as they would get to a win in the Class LL-Large semifinal match-up this afternoon. Heavy rain limited the passing attacks for both teams, but Southington’s running game was the difference. Vance Upham powered the Blue Knights with three…

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Flu vaccine may be less effective this winter

December 6, 2014
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By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) _ The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths. Flu season has begun to ramp up, and officials say the vaccine does not protect well against the dominant…

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State takes permanent possession of neglected horses

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State agriculture officials will take permanent possession of a Redding woman’s two horses after she was charged with animal cruelty. The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1AbieiM ) that Lisa Lind-Larsen was found responsible for the emaciated and neglected conditions of her two mustangs in a civil suit filed by the state Department of…

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Republican official sees ‘no appetite’ to force out chairman

December 6, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut Republican Party official says the party will not likely force out the chairman after the GOP’s second consecutive defeat for governor. Edward Dadakis, a member of the Republican State Central Committee, told Hearst Connecticut Media (http://bit.ly/1FJliEb ) there seems to be “no appetite” to force out Chairman Jerry Labriola…

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Disability rights group wants institutions closed

December 6, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A coalition of disability rights groups announced plans Wednesday to push Connecticut officials to close six state-run institutions, including Southbury Training School. Representatives from the Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities and other organizations said savings from the proposed closures should be used to provide residential services…

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