Tarik Farid Foundation grant benefits Bread for Life

February 8, 2016
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Kelly Hebrank, Director of the Tariq Farid Foundation, presents an $8,000 grant check to Bread for Life’s Board Treasurer Dave Donnelly, left, and Executive Director Eldon Hafford, right.

Wallingford businessman and philanthropist Tariq Farid, Founder and CEO of Edible Arrangements and numerous other companies, donated $8,000 to Bread for Life, through a grant from his charitable organization, the Tariq Farid Foundation. “I have always believed that a community should come together to help those in need, and it’s clear that the people of…

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Man arrested for gun complaint at Motel 6

February 8, 2016
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Nigel Watts

Police received a gun complaint at 12:22 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 and were dispatched to Motel 6 at 625 Queen St. The complaint originated from Motel 6 staff after they received a call from Nigel Watts, 26, of Waterbury stating he forgot an item in his room, and he was on his way back…

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Man arrested for assaulting an 83-year-old

February 8, 2016
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Stephen Cieszynski

Stephen Cieszynski, 47, of 108 Atwater St. in Southington was arrested at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, after a domestic dispute. The police investigation showed that Cieszynski assaulted an 83-year-old victim, causing a head injury. During the incident, Cieszynski also caused a disturbance inside the home, knocking over several items including furniture. When officers attempted…

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Obituary: Irwin ‘Larry’ H. Laurencelle

February 8, 2016
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Irwin "Larry" H. Laurencelle died on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Irwin “Larry” H. Laurencelle, of Southington, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016 at Mid-State Medical Center. He was born on Nov. 30, 1919 in Lowell, MA to the late George A. Laurencelle and Yvonne (DesJardin) Laurencelle. He was the loving husband of the late Marie (Bostwick) Laurencelle. He was a devoted husband and loving…

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Obituary: Evelyn Owsianik, 93

February 8, 2016
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Evelyn Owsianik, 93, died on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016.

Evelyn (Theriault) Owsianik, 93, died on February 4, 2016 at Saint Mary’s Home in W. Hartford. She was the beloved wife of the late John A. Owsianik for over 50 years. Born in Caribou, Maine on September 1, 1922, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Olive (Gagnon) Theriault. She was a Medical…

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Obituary: Edward Driscoll, 93

February 8, 2016
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Edward Driscoll, 93, died recently.

Edward Driscoll, 93, of Southington, passed away at the Meriden Center. He was the husband of Florence (Broden) Driscoll for over 69 years. Edward was born on January 24, 1923 in Bristol CT son of the late Joseph and Anna (Brand) Driscoll. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. Prior to his retirement,…

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Police announce parking ban until midnight today

February 8, 2016
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Snow Plow (022114)

Due to the impending snowfall, the Town of Southington and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets effective at noon today (Feb. 8). The ban will allow crews to clear the roadways. The ban will remain in effect through midnight, at which time the normal winter month’s overnight parking…

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Editorial: Are we doomed to repeat it?

February 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

When the Town Council decided to reimburse Tom Lombardi for his legal expenses with the recent ethics complaint, it finally put to rest the issue. Now is the time to revisit our code of ethics, armed with the lessons learned from this botched investigation, and try to avoid a repeat performance. When Southington enacted its…

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Commentary: Winners never quit, and quitters never win

February 6, 2016
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John Goralski
Southington Observer Editor

A part of me knew that I was in for it when I wrote my recent column about a lopsided varsity basketball loss. It was intended as a tip of the hat to the strength of the kids that suffered through it, but some read it differently. I don’t think I was ready for the…

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