Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

September 17, 2014
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Michael Shanley, longtime police officer

Michael James Shanley, 50, of Southington and Cedar Island, Clinton, passed away on September 6, with his ever-loving and devoted family by his side.  Mike fought a most courageous and dignified battle for 22 months against glioblastoma. He handled his illness with grace, dignity and determination, never considering it any other way. Mike had a…

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Josephine Feeney, worked at Meriden Hospital for years

September 17, 2014
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Josephine M. Feeney, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was born in Southington, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Parylak) Feeney. Prior to her retirement, Josephine had worked at the Meriden Hospital for many years. She was a parishioner of St. Thomas Church. She is…

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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

September 17, 2014
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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

Henry Joseph , 91, of Southi-ngton, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Heaney) Sabatella. He was born in Southington on March 23, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Terino) Sabatella. He was a US Army veteran of WW II.…

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Joan Krystopa, was a lifelong resident of Southington

September 17, 2014
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Joan Krystopa, 73, of Southington passed away Friday, Aug 22, after a short illness at her daughter’s home in northern California.  She is survived by her daughter Robyn Bugas and her husband Jack Bugas, grandsons Chase and Daniel Bugas, her sister Dolores DeGumbia and brother Frank Mottola and his wife Joanne Mottola, as well as…

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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

September 17, 2014
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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

A Cheshire woman employed at the Home Depot on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike was charged with larceny after an investigation found that she had stolen more than $18,000 from the store. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, , 59, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant for her arrest. According to a Southington Police Department release,…

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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

September 17, 2014
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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Members of the community gathered for an anniversary ceremony around the 9/11 monuments between Summer and Main Street at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the twin towers, to remember the lives lost 13 years ago. At 8:46 a.m., the bells of the Congregational Church rang 11 times…

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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Kennedy lockdown lifted after ‘suspicious’ person found to be a student

September 16, 2014
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A lockdown at Kennedy Middle School was lifted once the suspicious person was determined to be a student at the school. At about 11 a.m., a staff member at the school reported a white male, 5’7” tall, wearing a green military jacket in the school’s hallways. The staff member erred on the side of caution…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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