Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

September 17, 2014
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Henry Sabatella, served in the US Army during World War II

Henry Joseph , 91, of Southi-ngton, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Heaney) Sabatella. He was born in Southington on March 23, 1923, the son of the late Joseph and Rose (Terino) Sabatella. He was a US Army veteran of WW II.…

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Joan Krystopa, was a lifelong resident of Southington

September 17, 2014
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Joan Krystopa, 73, of Southington passed away Friday, Aug 22, after a short illness at her daughter’s home in northern California.  She is survived by her daughter Robyn Bugas and her husband Jack Bugas, grandsons Chase and Daniel Bugas, her sister Dolores DeGumbia and brother Frank Mottola and his wife Joanne Mottola, as well as…

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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

September 17, 2014
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Cheshire woman charged with larceny following Home Depot theft

A Cheshire woman employed at the Home Depot on Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike was charged with larceny after an investigation found that she had stolen more than $18,000 from the store. On Tuesday, Sept. 26, , 59, surrendered to police after learning that there was a warrant for her arrest. According to a Southington Police Department release,…

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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

September 17, 2014
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Southington marks 9/11 anniversary

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Members of the community gathered for an anniversary ceremony around the 9/11 monuments between Summer and Main Street at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane struck the twin towers, to remember the lives lost 13 years ago. At 8:46 a.m., the bells of the Congregational Church rang 11 times…

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Petit road race raised more than $115,000

September 16, 2014
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GE’s Industrial Solutions business helped raise more than $115,000 as the title sponsor of a 5K road race in Plainville, Conn., that benefited the Petit Family Foundation. The non-profit foundation was established in 2007 by Dr. William Petit in memory of his wife and two daughters whose lives were ended during a home invasion in…

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Kennedy lockdown lifted after ‘suspicious’ person found to be a student

September 16, 2014
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A lockdown at Kennedy Middle School was lifted once the suspicious person was determined to be a student at the school. At about 11 a.m., a staff member at the school reported a white male, 5’7” tall, wearing a green military jacket in the school’s hallways. The staff member erred on the side of caution…

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Women & Girls Fund seeks grant proposals

September 16, 2014
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Main Street Community Foundation is accepting grant proposals from eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization for the Women & Girls’ Fund. The application, which includes the grantmaking guidelines and criteria, is available on Main Street Community Foundation’s website, www.mainstreetfoundation.org. All proposals are due by 4 p.m. on Sept. 30. Nonprofit organizations with programs serving women and girls…

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Carousel Museum opens up to fun and talent Sept. 27

September 16, 2014
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On Saturday, Sept. 27, The New England Carousel Museum and Bristol Center for Arts and Culture opens its doors to celebrate Bristol fun and talent on the first Saturday of the Bristol Mum Festival. Several years ago, a press release from the museum explained, the executive director, Louise DeMars and the Board of Directors of…

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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

September 14, 2014
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Politicians keep tradition alive at Crocodile Club Dinner

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For 133 years now, a multitude of individuals have gathered at Lake Compounce to put aside their political differences over a traditional dinner of lamb and corn with all the trimmings. Last Friday, local and state officials did just that in the amusement park’s ballroom to celebrate the history of…

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