Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

April 6, 2013
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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

Margaret Waage Correspondent The loss of their 2-year-old son Joshua in 2008 led former Southington parents Elizabeth and Lee Florian to ask why. Joshua died suddenly after a fever June 26, 2008 from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. The family’s search for answers led them to a doctor who was able to determine that Joshua’s Addison’s disease came from a rare…

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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

April 5, 2013
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Respite from the cold this weekend, says Accuweather

Temperatures in the northeast seem to be on the upspring heading deeper into April. State College, Pa. — 5 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the calendar may say April, but bundled-up residents of the Northeast fighting the cold may wonder if Mother Nature is confused. As the weekend approaches, a turn toward mild temperatures is…

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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

April 5, 2013
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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

By Maargaret Waage Correspondent The Southington High School cheerleading team finished its season on a positive note. On Saturday, March 8, the SHS team competed and placed third overall in the co-ed division during the Connecticut Association of Schools Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) State Cheer tournament held at Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven.…

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BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

April 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million on the town side and $84.2 million for the Board of Education. The proposal will…

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Student filmmakers in town

April 4, 2013
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Student filmmakers in town

By Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent A pair of New York student filmmakers have chosen Southington as the perfect American town for an upcoming short film. Producer Kendell Haney and writer/director Paul Head, students at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, will be filming scenes from Head’s short film “Clean Sheets” from April…

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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

April 3, 2013
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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

By Ed Harris Editor John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passed away on  Friday, March 29. He was 80. Weichsel was first appointed town manager in 1966 and served until early 2011. He was succeeded by current Town Manager Garry Brumback. When the governance system was worked out in 1966, it was decided that the…

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Legislature to remember Armenian genocide April 20

April 3, 2013
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Marc A. Mamigonian, Director of Academic Affairs at the National Association for Armenian  Studies and Research, will be the keynote speaker at the annual 98th Armenian Genocide Commemoration, which will be held in the House of Representative Chambers at the state capitol in Hartford on Saturday, April 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. Preceding the commemoration…

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Police seek public’s help in rash of burglaries that include a stolen handgun

April 2, 2013
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Southington Police are investigating a residential burglary on Charles Street that involved the theft of a loaded handgun. At 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, police were called to a home on Charles Street, where a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun was stolen from a night stand in the master bedroom. A witness observed…

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United Bank closing three branches, including one of the two Southington branches

April 2, 2013
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Marc Silvestrini Special to The Observer West Springfield, Mass.-based United Financial Bancorp Inc., parent of United Bank, plans to close three branches in Connecticut, including an office in the Terryville section of Plymouth and one of its two in Southington. The bank will close its branch at 98 Main St. in Southington and consolidate it…

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