Police Blotter for the June 3 edition

June 1, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

  The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Sunday, May 15 through Tuesday, May 24: Marilu Valentin, 39, of 40 Woodland St., New Britain, was arrested on May 15 for sixth degree larceny. Bruce Steiniger, 29, of 747 Center St., Wallingford, was arrested on May 17 for sixth degree larceny. Christopher Estabrook, 26,…

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Fire report for the June 3 edition

June 1, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 33 incidents between Monday, May 16 and Sunday, May 22: Monday, May 16 4:15:01 p.m., Pleasant St. and Hobart St., Motor vehicle accident 9:40:08 p.m., 505 North Main St., Motor vehicle accident Tuesday, May 17 3:01:34 p.m., 682 West St., Lock-out Vehicle 7:42:57 p.m., 268 West St., 114…

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Police search for suspect from Walmart armed robbery

May 31, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police are still searching for suspects in an armed robbery at Walmart on Friday. At approximately 8 a.m. on May 27, officers were called to the local store at 235 Queen Street in Southington, but the suspect fled prior to their arrival. According to the investigation, a 5’8″ black male weighing between 160 and 170 pounds…

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Barnes Museum Car Show on Saturday, June 25

May 31, 2016
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The Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St, Southington, CT 06489

On Saturday, June 25, the Barnes Museum will present its second annual car show with Wayne Carini of “Chasing Classic Cars.” The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barnes Museum, 85 N Main St. in Southington. Carini will bring a fleet of classic show cars to be displayed until noon.…

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Teen poet honored at library

May 30, 2016
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Morgan Cairns

Library officials announced Morgan G. Cairns as the winner in the Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge. The announcement was made on May 12, during the meet the artists’ reception for Joanne Cyr and Starr Ertel’s “Friendship Exhibit” at the Southington Library Gallery. The competition challenged teens to create a poem to describe a close up photograph of…

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Southington Catholic School welcomes new principal

May 28, 2016
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Southington Catholic School
133 Bristol St, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-2485

The grand experiment is coming to an end with great success, and Southington Catholic School is preparing to take the school to the next level. Co-Pastors Father Ronald May and Father Nicholas Melo recently announced the appointment of Eileen Sampiere as the new school principal. She is currently the principal of Corpus Christi School in…

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Centenarians celebrate at Mulberry Gardens

May 28, 2016
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Greta Liczek

  Mulberry Gardens of Southington recently celebrated two residents turning 100 years old. Helene Belas, left, and Greta Liczek, right, became Southington’s latest centenarians, celebrating the milestone with family and friends.

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Town to honor fallen soldiers during Memorial Day services

May 28, 2016
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WWII veteran William Kelley (center) raises an American flag alongside American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 Commander Steve McCarty (right) and son James Kelley (left,) outside the Southington Care Center on Memorial Day.

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The Legion will be conducting their annual Memorial Day services at the following locations in Southington on Monday, May 30: 7:30 a.m., Panthorn Park on Burritt Street…

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Letter: Band backer president asks for community support

May 28, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: As president of the Southington Band Backers I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Southington community for its support of the Southington Marching Band and music education across the town. In 2015, the Marching Band earned a second straight US Bands state championship for Southington. The students began working on…

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