Rep. Aresimowicz seeks input from local students

April 1, 2016
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House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is sponsoring an essay contest for local middle school students. Aresimowicz is asking students in his district that are in grades 7-8 to submit essays of 250 to 500 words describing one project or initiative that would help improve their community. In these essays, students should include why…

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‘When I’m in Charge’ program at SYS

April 1, 2016
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Space is available for the popular “When I’m in Charge” program sponsored by Southington Youth Services. The program is being held on Thursday, May 26, from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., at the Southington Youth Services office in the Municipal Center at 196 North Main Street. The course is intended for youth in grades 4-6…

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Obituary: Jacob D. Meynell, 33

April 1, 2016
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Jacob D. Meynell, 33, of Southington, died on Friday, March 18, 2016.

Jacob D. Meynell, 33, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 18, 2016 at his home. Jacob was born on May 14, 1982 in Meriden, CT. He was a Wilcox Technical High School graduate, Class of 2000 and worked as a machinist at Southwick and Meister. He loved concerts, conventions, paintball and playing softball…

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Obituary: Emma Terminiello, 94

April 1, 2016
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Emma (Miriello) Terminiello, 94, of Plantsville, died on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

Emma (Miriello) Terminiello, 94, of Southington, the Plantsville section, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at the Alzheimer’s Resource Center. She was the wife of Michael Terminiello. She was born  Sept. 1, 1921 in Paterson, NJ the daughter of the late Anthony and Carolyn Miriello. She had been a Head Teller at the First National…

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Police kick off campaign against distracted driving: U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’ statewide crackdown

April 1, 2016
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The Southington Police Department (SPD) is partnering with the Connecticut Highway Safety Office as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to crack down on drivers who choose to ignore Connecticut’s mobile phone laws. The joint effort—”U Drive. U Text. U Pay.”—will span through the month, from April 4 to April 30. In 2014, an…

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River group plans spring cleanup on April 16

April 1, 2016
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The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA) will hold a spring river cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (April 23 rain date). The cleanup will be co-ordinated in the towns of Wallingford, Meriden, and Southington. The annual spring event focuses on cleaning up portions of the river and tributaries in the…

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Southington woman guilty of attempt to drown son: Woman claimed ‘she needed to save him from impending doom’

April 1, 2016
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By JONATHAN SHUGARTSREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY—A Southington woman arrested after trying to drown her son in the Naugatuck River because “she needed to save him from impending doom,” pleaded guilty Thursday to a reduced charge. Kathleen Lilley, 46, told police she had been reading “new media” conspiracy theories online and believed something horrific was going to happen to…

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Living History tours offer up insider information at Twain home

April 1, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A new program at the Mark Twain House and Museum will allow visitors to receive a little inside information about the Clemens family. The historic home in Hartford, which housed the famous author of “Huckleberry Finn” and “Tom Sawyer” in the late 19th century, has introduced a new Living Tour…

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Boys lacrosse is back on track: Knights are deeper and hungrier than ever

April 1, 2016
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington boys lacrosse team finished last season with a 4-12 record (0-4 in division), placing last in the CCC West. The Knights did not qualify for the conference tournament and missed the Class L state tournament for the first time since 2012. Over his nine year career with the Knights,…

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