Synthetic marijuana targeted; New ‘objectionable materials’ ordinance proposed

December 6, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A new “objectionable materials” ordinance will give the Southington police more tools to deal with dangerous objects in town, including the growing problem of “synthetic marijuana.” “It’s usually an herb sprayed with a chemical designed to give it the same effect as marijuana,” said Sergeant Jeff Dobratz, spokesman for the…

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Zoning meeting on YMCA expansion draws numerous residents concerned about the Olney House

December 5, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer A Planning & Zoning Commission public hearing about the YMCA’s proposed expansion drew numerous residents concerned about the fate of a nearby historic house. The expansion includes additions on two sides of the YMCA’s main building and an increase of about 30 parking spaces. While preparing for the project, the…

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Police identify suspect in robbery at TD Bank, still investigating the other two armed robberies

December 5, 2012
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*Update Police arrested Brandon Dlugos at 10:45 a.m. He was taken into custody at a local business on Meriden Waterbury Dlugos was taken into custody without incident and charged with third degree robbery and fifth degree larceny. He was held on a $200,000.00 court set bond, with a Dec. 6 court date. During the course…

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Police investigating a string of three armed robberies that occured in 24-hour period.

December 4, 2012
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By Ed Harris   The Southington Police Department is investigating a string of armed robberies in town that occurred within a 24-hour period. The most recent armed robbery occurred early Tuesday morning. It took place at the recently opened 7-11 store at 777 Queen Street. Two banks were also robbed at gunpoint Monday. Police responded…

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Police investigate third armed robbery in 24 hour period; 7-11 robbered early Tuesday morning

December 4, 2012
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The Southington Police Department is investigating another armed robbery, this one at the recently opened 7-11 store at 777 Queen Street. This is the third armed robbery in Southington within a 24-hour period. Two banks were robbed on Monday. Police responded to the 7-11 at 1:20 a.m. The suspect entered the store and handed the…

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Police investigate robbery at Farmington Bank

December 4, 2012
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The Southington Police Department is investigating a bank robbery at the Farmington Bank location at 1 Center Street earlier this morning. Police were called to the bank at 11:54 a.m., responding to a hold up alarm. Bank personnel later confirmed that a robbery had occurred inside the bank and that the male suspect had fled…

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Author chronicles Southington during the war years

December 1, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Local author and historian Liz Kopec has chronicled Southington during the war years in her new book for Arcadia Publishing. “Southington, “The War Years,” available Dec. 3. This is Kopec’s second book for the “Images of America” series. Several years ago she compiled hundreds of old photos, with historical captions, depicting…

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Blue jeans and a Compass Award

December 1, 2012
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The Southington Community YMCA has honoredDolores and Joe LaPorte at its annual Forever in Blue Jeans gala on Friday Nov. 16, at the Aqua Turf. The Laportes are the Y’s 2012 Compass Award winners for their work in staying true to the YMCA focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The LaPortes are…

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Theater production to help fund a new boiler

November 30, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Theater is presenting “Score” this Saturday evening, a variety show meant to entertain guests and raise money to help the group. The community theater group is run entirely by volunteers and has been active in Southington for decades. Their rehearsals are in the Marion firehouse, an antique building…

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