Police investigate incident on Decker Drive

October 16, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department (SPD) announced that they have conducted a canvass of the Decker Drive area after receiving a report of a suspicious person and vehicle complaint on Sunday, Oct. 11, but were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description. The vehicle description was given by children in the area after reports of…

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Police mourn death of K-9 Damon

October 16, 2015
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Police - Police mourn death of K9 Damon

The Southington Police Department announced the passing of Police K-9 Damon on July 21, 2015. K-9 Damon proudly served Southington police from Nov. 22, 2004 until his retirement on Nov. 13, 2013. Police spokesmen said that K-9 Damon served the department and the citizens of Southington with honor and distinction. K-9 Damon and his handler,…

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Application deadline for Community Sponsorship Award funding is Nov. 1

October 16, 2015
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The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain is again making available financial assistance to non-profit groups and organizations planning community events in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington for events taking place between Jan. 1 and June 30. But the application deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to apply for the next round of the…

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Mulberry Gardens offers free memory screenings on Nov. 5

October 16, 2015
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Memory and Dementia

As part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Mulberry Gardens of Southington will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 58 Mulberry St., in Plantsville. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials…

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HHC offers free blood pressure screenings to seniors

October 16, 2015
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Hartford HealthCare Senior Services, a not for profit organization, announced free blood pressure screenings in October at the following locations in Southington: Tuesday, Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Southington YMCA, 29 High St. Thursday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m. to noon, at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m.…

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Ringmaster learns the circus is his home

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Sometimes you have to leave home, to realize its joys before you return. That’s what happened for Johnathan Lee Iverson, the Ringmaster for “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends,” which comes to Bridgeport’s Webster Bank Arena next week. Johnathan—who was named by Barbara Walters as one of the…

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Halloween is ready to come a-haunting

October 16, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Halloween is creeping up quickly. And children, teens, and adults looking to celebrate the spooky holiday probably are planning the perfect costume for trick or treating or going to a party. But what are the hot trends for costumes this year? Spirit Halloween, which has pop-up stores throughout the state…

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Hall of Fame: Second to none: Art Secondo’s love for Southington drove him in the media and on the sidelines

October 15, 2015
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Secondo calls a strike during a Parks and Recreation softball game in 2011. Secondo has been umpiring local contests since 1973.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR When Art Secondo strolled onto the Southington football field in the late 1960s, he was hit by a wave of boos and taunts. Each time a Southington player danced into the end zone, he’d throw an angry glare at the young Southington sports writer. Secondo was pushed to the edge of the…

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Meet the Southington Town Council candidates

October 15, 2015
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Southington Politics

We asked Southington Town Council candidates the following questions: 1) What was the most important challenge or issue faced by the Town Council over the last term? How did you handle it or how would you have handled it? 2) What is the most important issue ahead of us, and how will you handle it…

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