Save Bradley Hospital committee meets Friday

November 12, 2014
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There will be a meeting of the Restore Bradley Hospital Community Committee to Save Bradley will be held Friday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Police Station Meeting Room. For more information, go to Facebook: Restore Bradley Hospital or go to savebradley.wix.com/help

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Obituaries for Nov. 14

November 12, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to our print or e-editions on Friday. Megan McAllister O’Grady, 32, of Southington, died in an auto accident on Nov. 1. Janet Yorski, 56, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 1 at home with her family at her side. She was born…

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Three students receive CAPSS awards

November 12, 2014
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Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, eighth graders at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School, have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Robbery on Berlin Street under investigation

November 11, 2014
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Detectives in Southington are looking for a man who assaulted an employee and stole the cash box from the register from the Dairy Farms store on Berlin Street on Friday, Nov. 7. According to a police report, “a lone suspect rushed into the store, pushed the employee behind the service counter and demanded money.” After…

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Feast out on wings at Nov. 19 Wing Fest

November 11, 2014
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The annual Wing Fest competition sponsored by the Southington Chamber Women’s Committee is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 19 at the Cadillac Ranch, Jude Lane, starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is the fifth annual and is open to the public that votes for the top wings in Southington. The Wing Fest annually attracts up to…

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Fund raiser to be held Nov. 19 to help ill woman, her family

November 11, 2014
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Southington High School alumni from Class of 1992, Susan (Tufts) DeBisschop, has fallen on illness and hard times. Over the past two years, a press release from the Southington Community YMCA explained, DeBisschop, has seen dozens of doctors, many from Yale New Haven Hospital, John Hopkins University, and Cleveland Clinic to search for a diagnosis…

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Election Day snarls may prompt legislative action

November 11, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ It was an Election Day scene in Connecticut that officials and voters hoped would never again happen. But four years after voting in Bridgeport was snarled by a lack of ballots, long lines and confusion, voters in Hartford were told at several polling stations early Tuesday…

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Connecticut Democrats see future for ground game

November 11, 2014
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Democrats’ ramped-up get-out-the-vote operation _ similar to operations already in swing states _ was credited for helping Gov. Dannel P. Malloy win this year’s close election in a tough year for the party. Now, the Democrats are trying to determine whether it could be a…

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Hearing planned at Rocky Hill veterans’ home

November 11, 2014
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ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ State lawmakers are planning to hear from residents of the Connecticut State Veterans’ Home in Rocky Hill to learn more about conditions at the facility. The General Assembly’s Program Review and Investigations Committee has been evaluating the home’s operations and effectiveness. The committee has scheduled a hearing at the campus…

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