Police Blotter for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, Oct. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 29: Arthur E. Sullivan Sr., 58, of 662 Spring St., Southington, was arrested on Oct. 22 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and making an improper turn. Debra M. Sheehan, 62, of 303 Mansfield Ave., Waterbury, was…

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Leger is November’s artist at The Orchards

November 4, 2015
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“Garden at Marginal Way” by Donald Leger.

Southington’s Donald Leger will be exhibiting his oil paintings through Nov. 30 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington.  The title of his show is “Here and There.” It has been over 40 years that Donald has been capturing the beauty of his surroundings on canvas.  Those places include flowers, trees, buildings, and beaches.…

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Democrats swept across the board

November 4, 2015
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Democratic party leader Ed Rosenblatt counts the early results at the Mason Hall in the center of town.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Preliminary numbers have been counted, and the Democrats will continue to serve as the minority party on every town board for the next two years. The Democrats were quietly watching the numbers being logged onto the spreadsheet at their Election Day gathering at the Mason Hall downtown when someone rushed in with the…

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Republicans maintain control: Both town referendums pass easily

November 4, 2015
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Southington Republicans cheer for the election results as they are posted at Friends Cafe in Southington. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, town Republicans swept the town elections, maintaining control of every board. BOE member Terry Lombardi and Republican leader Brian Callahan, front, applaud the tally.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER According to preliminary numbers, Republicans will maintain control of the Town Council for two more years, narrowly winning a super majority by 53 votes. In a crowded room at Friends Café, Republican candidates and supporters cheered as the first round of numbers began to come in, revealing a lead in Republican votes.…

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Police arrest woman for prescription fraud at Walgreen’s

November 2, 2015
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Tameka Allen

The Southington Police Department arrested a West Haven woman on Saturday, Oct. 24 for forging a prescription at a local pharmacy. Tameka Allen, 36, was arrested on a warrant at approximately 4 p.m. after an investigation showed that Allen attempted to fill a prescription for oxycodone at the Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 359 Main St. on…

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Police embrace beards to benefit cancer research

November 2, 2015
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Police - No shave November

Employees of the Southington Police Department will be participating in a “No Shave November” event to benefit cancer research. Police employees who donate $100 to the Saint Francis Foundation care of the Curtis D Robinson Center for health Equity, will be allowed to forgo the department’s no beard grooming policy from Nov. 1 through Nov.…

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Hospital opens Women’s Heart Wellness Center in Southington

November 2, 2015
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The Hospital Of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial Campus
81 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
Phone: (860) 276-5000

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) now also offers its Women’s Heart Wellness Center at the Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The center, part of the Department of Cardiology, is open 8 a.m. to noon on the first and third Wednesday of the month at the campus, 81 Meriden Ave. HOCC launched its Women Heart…

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‘Mamma Mia!’ adds new dimension to ABBA’s hits

November 1, 2015
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s Shakespeare on the written page. And there’s Shakespeare in performance. Although Shakespeare’s work is great in text, you can get a grasp of its poetry and the plot, it doesn’t truly come alive until it’s on stage. A great director blessed with great actors can help the audience understand…

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Letter: Officer’s family thanks readers for their support

October 31, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: The family of Michael Shanley would like to thank those that attended the celebration of the naming of the I-84 Westbound bridge at Exit 32 in Mike’s honor.   Special gratitude to John DeMello for initiating the idea and State Rep. Dave Zoni for submitting it through legislation. We are humbled by this…

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