Sewer Committee clears up concerns

December 3, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Sewer Committee has opened bids for the $5 million sludge thickening and odor control project for the Southington Water Pollution Control Facility, which was approved by voters through a referendum question on the November ballot. “I take it very seriously, the sewer committee, because there is so much money…

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Suspect arrested in robbery of Sunoco

December 2, 2014
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Suspect arrested in robbery of Sunoco

Police have released additional information about the Nov. 24 arrest in connection with the Nov. 23 robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station at 957 West St., in Southington. Police said that on Dec. 2, Travis Gornto, 43, of East Windsor was turned over to the custody of the Southington Police Department. Police said Gornto was…

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Six arrested, including juveniles, in connection with Oct. 31 assault

December 2, 2014
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Six arrested, including juveniles, in connection with Oct. 31 assault

Six people, including three juveniles, were arrested in connection with an assault at a party on Halloween, Southington police reported this week. Police said there was an assault of a victim at a party on Oct. 31 in Southington. When witnesses attempted to intervene on behalf of the victim and stop the assault, police said,…

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John Goralski named as Southington Observer editor

December 2, 2014
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John Goralski named as Southington Observer editor

John Goralski has been named as the next editor of the Southington Observer. Goralski, a graduate of Southington High School, has been a sports reporter and photographer for the Southington Observer since 2004. Goralski earned a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Connecticut and worked for over a decade in the insurance…

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Public notice about Crescent Lake

December 2, 2014
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The Town of Southington’s Crescent Lake property is an actively managed multi-use area. The recently completed Forest Management Plan prepared by UCONN College of Agriculture and Natural Resources recommends the periodic harvesting of trees as part of such management. Trees are harvested to promote overall forest health, enhance wildlife habitat, and to produce forest products.…

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State regulators challenge CL&P’s proposed rate increase

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD—State regulators have announced cutbacks to a proposed rate increase from Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P). The proposed rate increases have been reduced from $221.1 Million to $130.2 Million. “I’m pleased the state regulators sought to keep the rate increase low,” State Senator Joe Markley (R-Southington) said in a press release. “This is a step…

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New law would strengthen skiing rules

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The first snow on the ground is a reminder that the ski season is getting started in Connecticut. A bill approved by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy earlier this year seeks to strengthen enforcement of existing safety regulations at ski areas in the state. The measure came in…

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Open houses planned for new Connecticut bus lane

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut transportation officials are holding open houses over the coming weeks to help educate commuters about the new, soon-to-open central Connecticut bus-only corridor. The first open houses for CTfasttrack are planned in Hartford on Tuesday at the Hartford Public Library and on Thursday at the Old State House. Others are scheduled…

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Connecticut hearing to focus on Ebola response

December 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut lawmakers have scheduled a hearing to learn more about the state’s protocols for handling any future Ebola cases. The legislature’s Public Health Committee is meeting Monday to get information from the Department Public Health, the Connecticut Hospital Association and others about policies currently in place to deal with any suspected…

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