Police blotter for May 22

May 20, 2015
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Police blotter for May 22

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 13: Gerard W. Niemierowko, 23, of 36 Bagley Rd., Southington, was arrested on April 30 for possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and littering. Paul M. Wylenczek, 22, of 122 Scenic Dr., Southington,…

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Fire report for May 22

May 20, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 52 incidents from Monday, May 11 to Monday, May 18: Monday, May 11 121 Pleasant St. /Grace United, Service Call, Other 136 Sheffield Pl., Alarm System Activation 121 Pleasant St. /Grace United, Public Service 30 High St. /YMCA Learning, Alarm System Activation 19 Riverside Dr., Lock-Out Building 143…

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Local man convicted for fatal fire on Darling Street

May 20, 2015
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Eric Morelli

  NEW BRITAIN (AP)—A 19-year-old Southington man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fatal fire that prosecutors say began when he threw a firecracker into a friend’s apartment on Darling Street on June 22, 2014. Eric Morelli entered the plea on Monday, May 18 in New Britain Superior Court as part of a plea…

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Martinelli selected to board of CT CPA society

May 20, 2015
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Susan A. Martinelli was elected to the board of directors at the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has elected Susan A. Martinelli, CPA of Southington to serve as an at-large member of its Board of Directors for the organization’s 2015-2016 activity year.  Her election took place at the CTCPA Annual Meeting held recently at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Ms. Martinelli is an…

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From the Health District: Drinking and Driving: A Public Health Concern

May 20, 2015
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Tis the season to celebrate. It is time for outside fun and festivities, such as proms, graduations, and barbecues. The Plainville Southington Health District  stresses the importance of being responsible while celebrating, especially when behind the wheel. Alcohol impairs your ability to drive. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, an average…

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State to make it ‘cheaper’ to use electric vehicles, governor announces

May 20, 2015
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Governor Dannel P. Malloy Tuesday announced in a press release Connecticut is making it “cheaper” to purchase or lease an electric vehicle as a result of the Connecticut Hydrogen and Electric Automobile Purchase Rebate Program. The announcement was made at Crowley Ford on New Britain Avenue in  Plainville. Under this new initiative, the governor’s press…

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Legislator encourages seniors, veterans with disabilities to take free passes to state parks

May 19, 2015
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State Representative Betty Boukus (D-Plainville, New Britain) is encouraging seniors and veterans with disabilities to take advantage of free passes to Connecticut state parks. “This is a terrific opportunity for seniors and veterans to visit our beautiful state parks – free of charge,” said Boukus in a press release. Passes providing lifetime free admission to…

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Police uncover indoor marijuana operation

May 19, 2015
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Christian Kelly

When police were called to investigate reports of an argument on Mount Vernon Road in mid-April, it sparked an investigation that resulted in a search and seizure investigation that resulted in the discovery of an indoor marijuana growing operation. On April 12, Southington police found Matthew Dufresne acting irrationally and beating a third male inside…

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UNICO Big Breakfast serves over 575

May 19, 2015
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Comm - UNICO Big Breakfast April 19

Southington UNICO served 578 meals to the community at the club’s Big Breakfast Sunday on April 19. Southington UNICO has been hosting this popular event for 21 years in both the spring and fall at the Calendar House. Proceeds from the all-you-can-eat breakfast are distributed to Southington UNICO’s various charities, including the town’s Unified Sports…

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