Letter: Reader likes Trump’s experience

April 2, 2016
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To the editor: There are many political banterings by the politicians and the media regarding Donald Trump’s attribute of being a negotiator. Some news items seem to downplay his ability and experience. Secretary of State John Kerry has been going to Europe to negotiate the settlement of the Syrian Civil War, but bombs, guns, and…

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Editorial: Do we need another Queen Street?

April 2, 2016
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Southington Observer

Over the last few weeks, the calls and letters have started trickling in as the town moves ahead with its plans to continue developing West Street, and it seems that every conversation starts the same. “Do we want another Queen Street?” It’s not a new cry. Residents voiced the same complaint back in 2013 when…

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Obituary: Thomas A. Davis, 61

April 1, 2016
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Thomas A. Davis, 61, of Southington, died on Thursday March 31, 2016.

Thomas A. Davis, 61, of Southington, passed away peacefully after a long battle with leukemia, on Thursday March 31, 2016 at Middlesex Hospice. Born January 6, 1955 in Southington to the late Howard and Marjorie (Wright) Davis, he had been a lifelong Southington resident. Thomas was a Southington High School graduate, Class of 1974. He…

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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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Distracted Driving campaign (police)

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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