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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Festival nets over $12,000; Volunteers credited with Apple Harvest success

November 30, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer This year’s Apple Harvest Festival made a profit of over $12,000, according to preliminary financial reports presented to the Town Council Monday night. The detailed breakdown was presented by Councilor Chris Palmieri, who is also the head of the festival’s supervisory committee. He stressed that there was still some updated…

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Southington Police blotter for the week of Nov. 30

November 29, 2012
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The Southington Police Department has reported the following arrests. Gabriel M. Criscuolo, 62, of 6 Catalina Drive, Ansonia, was charged on Nov. 15 with reckless use of a highway, interfering with an officer and possession of less than an oz. of marijuana. Bond was set at $2,500 with a Nov. 16 court date. Louis A.…

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Police to collect toys for the holidays

November 28, 2012
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On Saturday, Dec. 1, members of the Southington Police Department will be at the Walmart Store, located at 235 Queen Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Officers from the Southington Police department will be collecting toys and other needed gifts for the holidays. Everything that is collected will go directly to needy families in…

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Officer Gallo receives award

November 28, 2012
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By Ed Harris Southington Police Officer Tom Gallo was recently awarded a statewide safety award. Gallo, a 22 year veteran of the force, received the Safe Kids Advocacy Award at the Safe Kids Connecticut injury prevention Conference. The award is for those that go above and beyond in the area of child safety. “I think…

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Southington playoff football game postponed due to weather

November 27, 2012
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The football Class LL playoff  football game between the second seeded Southington High School Blue Knights and the seventh seated Glastonbury High School Tomahawks was postponed due to inclement weather. The teams will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. at Southington High School.

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