Recreation Department listings for the April 1 edition

March 30, 2016
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recreation listings

Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit www.southington.org/recreation. PLAYGROUND PROGRAM REGISTRATION—Online registration April 2-April 8 at www.southington.org/PlaygroundProgram.  The…

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If the Blues get a strikeout, Shepard Meadows will make out… for veterans

March 29, 2016
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The Bristol Blues and Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (SMTRC) will run a season-long fund-raiser to ensure the local riding center can continue to support veterans and residents with equine therapy sessions. “Shepard Meadows is expanding our support to the veteran community and increasing number of local residents who are thriving in our riding programs,”…

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Lincoln College of New England celebrates 50 years

March 29, 2016
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Lincoln College of New England
2279 Mt Vernon Rd, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-4751

This year, Lincoln College of New England (LCNE) is celebrating a 50-year tradition of student-centered academics. Founded in 1966 as Briarwood College, LCNE offers a wide variety of professional programs and an active alumni network to help students succeed in their job search. “At LCNE, our students discover and appreciate the benefits of a college…

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Obituary: Samuel Longo, 88

March 28, 2016
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Samuel Longo, 88, died on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Samuel Longo, 88, husband of the late Elizabeth (Bailey) Longo died at HoCC at New Britain General on Saturday, March 26, after a long and courageous battle with Cancer. Born in Waterbury on June 21, 1927, he was the son of the late Joseph and Elvira (Morelli) Longo. He served in the US Navy during…

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Southington man arrested for assault a violating a protective order

March 28, 2016
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Edward Laramee

Southington police were dispatched to Garden Gate Road just after 6 p.m. on March 26 on a report of an unknown 911 emergency call. When police arrived, the investigation revealed that Edward Laramee, 61, of Southington was involved in an argument that sparked the 911 call. The police investigation revealed that, during the argument, Laramee pushed a…

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Local businesses cited for underage alcohol and tobacco sales

March 28, 2016
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Drinking and driving - Photo by Praisaeng

From March 4 to March 18, Southington police, along with CT Liquor Commission agents and the STEPS Coalition, conducted checks of local bars, restaurants, package stores, supermarkets, and stores. Three local businesses were found to be non-compliant with the state’s rules for selling alcohol to minors, and 12 locations were found non-compliant with the town’s…

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Obituary: Otto Jahr, 91

March 28, 2016
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Otto Jahr, 91, of Plantsville died on Friday, March 25, 2016.

Otto Jahr, 91, of the Plantsville section of Southington, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 25, 2016 at HCC at Bradley Memorial. He was the loving husband of Waltraud (Dierkopf) Jahr for 62 years. Otto was born on June 7, 1924 in Germany and had been a longtime Plantsville resident. In addition to his wife…

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Southington trio honored by Howley Group

March 28, 2016
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Panera Bread
365 Queen St, Southington, CT 06489
Phone:(860) 621-3536

Three Southington Panera Bread employees were honored by one of Panera’s foremost franchisees, the Howley Bread Group, at its Leadership Meeting held recently at the Holiday Inn Hartford in East Hartford. The Howley Bread Group owns and operates 28 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Greater Hartford/Eastern Connecticut, Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island markets.

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CT Impact softball team studies at UNH

March 27, 2016
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SP brief - Softball clinic at UNH 1

A number of Southington players from the CT Impact fastpitch softball team attended a recent mini clinic on Friday, March 18 at the University of New Haven. Partcipants, above, included Lainie Hellyar, Ava Hampton, Chelsea Crouch, Michelina Centafonti, Jenna Michaud, Liliana Murphy, Hollis Ryan, Kaitlyn Reardon, and Nasiah Martinez. Missing from the photo is Dominique…

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