Police discover marijuana growing at site of home invasion

January 6, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced a new wrinkle in the investigation of the recent home invasion on Monday, Jan. 4. The initial investigation centered around three individuals, dressed in black with gloves and a mask, that forced their way into the home of Daniel Morin, 43, at 735 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. at approximately 6:41 p.m. on Monday.…

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Residents pitch in for holiday help at SCS

January 6, 2016
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Photo by TAMMI NAUDUS

Southington Social Services survived another holiday gift blitz with the help of volunteers like Bob Konfala, Carol Sheffs, Judy Cutler, and Nick Cutler, above from the Army National Guard Armory on Wednesday, Dec. 23. Each year, Social Services provides holiday support for over 1,500 residents each years through their “adoption” program.

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Time to take ‘the plunge’

January 6, 2016
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YMCA logo (2011 - Blue and Purple)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve ever had the desire to go jump in a lake—in the middle of winter—now is your chance. The YMCA will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Camp Sloper, raising funds to help send local kids to the camp this summer. Just under 200 people…

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Hockey heats up

January 6, 2016
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Jared Florian leads a fast break during a 2-0 win over the Fermi-Enfield co-op on Saturday, Jan. 2.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER An overtime win on the road and a shutout at home over the week catapulted the Hall-Southington hockey team into second place in the Division III CIAC rankings, behind Westhill-Stamford (4-0-1). The Warrior-Knights started their week on Wednesday, Dec. 30 with a thrilling 5-4 overtime victory over Wethersfield-Rocky Hill-Middletown (1-4-0) at…

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40 years of Southington news coverage (Part Two): 2000 to the present

January 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR At the turn of the 20th century, Southington residents numbered just 5,890. But the town swelled into a bustling town during the 1900s as the population exploded to almost 40,000 for Y2K. Last week, we took a look at the early days of the Observer, from 1975 to 2000. Now, let’s look…

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Mount Southington opens for the season

January 6, 2016
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Mount Southington Ski Area
396 Mt Vernon Rd, Plantsville, CT 06479
(860) 628-0954

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Mount Southington opened its ski area to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3pm to 10pm. Just three trails (Northstar, Boomerang, and Avalanche) and two lifts were opened, but Dom’s Way is scheduled to open, along with other trails and lifts on Wednesday, as long as the weather stays cold…

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Wrestlers survive marathon week

January 6, 2016
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Jason Calvi-Rogers (160) scores a 45-second pin during Southington’s victory over Ridgefield at the annual Blue Knight Duals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights wrestling team (4-2) kept busy over the week, wrestling in two tournaments, while gaining exposure and experience for the state meet…as well as a few bumps and bruises along the way. Southington wrestled some of the best talent in New England when they competed in the 49th annual…

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Southington Senior listings for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

SATURDAY, JAN. 9 SOUTHINGTON OPEN HOUSE AT MULBERRY GARDENS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St., Southington. (860) 276-1020. TUESDAY, JAN 12 SOUTHINGTON SENIOR CITIZEN COMMISSION/ ADVISORY BOARD. 4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Calendar House members and the public are encouraged…

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Southington support groups listings for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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Support Group 1

ONGOING SOUTHINGTON AL-ANON. Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 114 Main St., Southington. Park in left lot, go through double doors. Meeting in Room 203. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. First floor conference room A. Newcomers meeting at…

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