Jen Cardines joins the Observer staff

August 26, 2016
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Jen Cardines
Email: jcardines@southingtonobserver.com

The Observer welcomes Jen Cardines as our new staff writer for Southington news. Jen grew up in the region. She graduated from Newington High School and is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she studied English and social studies. Her coursework focused on writing, sociology, economics, and psychology. As a student…

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Water Department reopens town wells

August 25, 2016
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Town of Southington

Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback announced that all of Southington’s wells are open, including the ones that were temporarily closed earlier today for testing. The decision was made after extensive testing by the Southington Water Department (SWD) under the supervision of SWD superintendent Frederick Rogers. “He will continue to test but feels as though they…

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Waterbury man arrested for strangulation

August 25, 2016
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Police - Ashami Curry 082216

Ashami Curry, 26, of Waterbury was arrested by police on Monday, Aug. 22 after a domestic violence investigation on Darling Street in Southington at approximately 3:45 a.m. According to police, Curry went to the victim’s residence, grabbed the victim by the neck as the victim was laying in bed, and attempted to strangle the victim.…

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Obituary: Dr. John Bower, 58

August 25, 2016
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Obit - John Bower MD

Dr. John Bower passed away at home after a protracted battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He leaves behind his wife of 30 years, Joanne (Kizilski), son CJ (Christopher), Grandson Ren, Brother Brian, Sisters Barbara Rubi and Kris Hill (Tony) and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Col. John A.B. Bower and mother Katherine…

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Obituary: James F. Duffy, 83

August 25, 2016
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obituaries

Cherished by family, loved by friends, admired by colleagues, James F. Duffy left an indelible imprint on the world before succumbing on August 18, 2016 at age 83 following a long illness. Born in West Newton, Massachusetts on May 30, 1933, Jim graduated from Boston University in 1955, and shortly thereafter moved to Connecticut where…

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Obituary: Nancy J. Almquist, 76

August 25, 2016
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Obit - Nancy Almquist

Nancy J. Almquist, 76, of Southington passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at the HCC of New Britain General. She was the beloved and devoted wife of Richard A. Almquist Sr. Born January 28, 1940 in Southington she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ingrid (Green) Gale. Nancy retired from Filenes. She…

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Town issues press release about spill

August 25, 2016
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Emergency workers at Light Metals Coloring prepare the roof for removal and replacement to avoid further contamination.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Town of Southington released a joint message from the Southington Water Deparment (SWD) and the Plainville-Southington Health District (PSHD) as officials continue on the grounds of Light Metals Coloring at 270 Spring Street where 350 gallons of hexavalent chromium was spilled with some reaching the Quinnipiac River. “As a precaution two…

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Chemical spill on Spring Street reaches Quinnipiac River

August 25, 2016
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Workers continue at the scene of a heavy metal spill on Spring Street.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR A chemical spill at Light Metals Coloring on Spring Street had Southington Fire Department crews, along with the DEEP and U.S. Coast Guard working throughout the night on Wednesday. According to officials on the scene, the Light Metal Coloring (LMC), Inc. was addressing a boiler pipe leak when an accident occurred at…

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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

August 25, 2016
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4th year of CHET scholarships launched

When Gloria Chery, a freshman at Central High School in Bridgeport, learned last fall that she had won a CHET Advance Scholarship, she wrote a note of thanks, saying, “This is a great opportunity for me. I thank you so much for helping me even though it seems so far away.  It is such a…

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