After 100 years Armenian Genocide still hits close to home

May 1, 2015
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Harry Terjdjanian, New Britain, attened the commemoration of the 100th anniversary on the Armenian Genocide at the State Capitol on April 25, 2015. Terjdjanian was born in turkish occupied Armenia.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Hundreds of Armenian Americans took to the capitol this Saturday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. As the Armenian flag flew above the golden dome in Hartford, voices rang out with the Armenian national anthem inside the Hall of the House, followed by promises of “We will remember,” and…

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Friendly’s hopes to be friendly again

May 1, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Friendly’s is planning to make a comeback in greater Hartford this year, and customers can expect as many changes inside as they are seeing outside. Restaurants in Southington, Bristol, and Plainville have all been remodeled in recent months, showing off new signs, fresh paint, and brighter exteriors. Inside their dining rooms customers…

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Health district encourages residents to protect themselves from skin cancer

April 29, 2015
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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the Plainville-Southington Health District encourages residents to protect themselves from ultraviolet radiation all year round, not just during the summer. A news release from the district said skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Foundation estimates nearly 5…

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Wii Bowling League tourney in Bristol May 13

April 29, 2015
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The Connecticut Senior Wii Bowling League  will be holding its first annual State Bowling Tournament during Older American’s Month on Wednesday, May 13, at the Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. There will be a team tournament followed by an individual tournament. The team tournament will start at 9 a.m. and the Individual Tournament…

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Sports Calendar for May 1

April 29, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Fire Report for May 1

April 29, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 85 incidents from April 13 to April 27: Monday, April 13 130 Kristen’s Pl., Medical Assist, Assist EMS I-84 Westbound Exit, No Incident Found On Arrival 140 Peters Cir., Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke 989 Old Turnpike Rd., Lock-Out Vehicle 970 South Main St. /Pine Meadow, Person In…

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Police Blotter for May 1

April 29, 2015
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Police Blotter for May 1

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests: Ryan S. Oakes, 35, of 868 South Main St., Plantsville, was arrested on April 16 for risk of injury, two counts of third degree assault, interfering with a 911 call, and disorderly conduct. Dawn J. Cochran, 38, was arrested on April 14 for sixth degree larceny. Ryan…

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Obituaries for May 1

April 29, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Maureen (Iskra) Crowley, 74, of Southington, died on Saturday, April 25. She was the wife of Franklin Crowley. Philip Joseph Hayes, 93, died on March 19. He had been married to Rita (Manware) Hayes for…

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Tunxis offers online classes

April 28, 2015
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Tunxis Community College is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer. Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are…

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