Obituaries for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Thomas Albert, 49, of Plantsville, died at home on Monday, Dec. 28 after a long illness. He was the husband of Susan (Dzwonkowski) Albert. Retired Senior Master Sgt. William “Bill” Barbier, died on Oct. 23,…

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Fire Report for the Jan. 8 edition

January 6, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 36 incidents from Monday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Jan. 3: Monday, Dec. 28 2:41:56 p.m., West St. and Prospect St., Extrication, rescue, other Tuesday, Dec. 29 1:24:45 a.m., 143 Curtiss St., Accident, potential accident 3:14:21 a.m., 625 Queen St./ Motel 6, Service Call, other 9:23:32 a.m., 544 Spring…

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Police Blotter for the Jan. 8 edition

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 the following arrests from Wednesday, Dec. 9 through Tuesday, Dec. 22: Michael Mikolinski, 25, of 21 Liberty St, Front, Southington, was arrested on Dec. 23 for disorderly conduct. James Tatro, 50, of 233 Redstone Hill Rd., Bristol, was arrested on Dec. 24 for breach of peace and second degree harassment.…

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Dance City and the Arts partners with the United Way

January 5, 2016
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Dance United

The Dance City and the Arts dance team will partner with the United Way of Southington to present the fourth, “Dance United,” a fundraiser to support the local United Way. The performance will be held at Derynoski Elementary School on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $10, and all proceeds will go to…

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Rev. Ralph Roy to speak at MLK Program

January 5, 2016
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First Baptist Church of Southington
581 Meriden Ave., Southington, CT 06489
(860) 628-8121

A Connecticut clergyman who was jailed twice in the early 1960s will speak about “Memories of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the 20th annual community observance of Dr. King’s birthday on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 2 p. m., at the First Baptist Church, 581 Meriden Ave. N’Zinga’s Daughters will also be performing and prizes…

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Girl Scout cookies now available

January 5, 2016
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It’s that time again! Girl Scouts throughout Connecticut are now taking orders beginning for everyone’s favorite cookies. Last year, nearly 160,000 Girl Scouts experienced an update to the Girl Scout Cookie Program: Digital Cookie 1.0, an online cookie selling platform. Girl Scouts of Connecticut was among the five top councils in the nation for total…

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Obituary: Anthony P. Scapellati Sr., 93

January 5, 2016
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Anthony P. Scapellati Sr., 93, of Bristol, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015 at Apple Rehab Farmington Valley. Born Jan. 15, 1922 in New Britain to the late Philip and Pauline (Sidoti) Scapellati, he had been a longtime Bristol resident. Anthony was a longtime parishioner of St. Matthew’s Church in Forestville. He is…

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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

January 5, 2016
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Connecticut groups say they’re ready for more refugees

By ALAINE GRIFFIN Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Amid growing debate over the country’s immigration policies in the aftermath of recent terrorist attacks, Connecticut is preparing for a new wave of refugees who will arrive here in 2016. “There’s been overwhelming support recently from churches, mosques, individuals, people calling saying, `We want to help…

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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

January 5, 2016
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Libertarian Party sues Connecticut over ballot petition laws

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Libertarian Party is suing the state of Connecticut in federal court, challenging laws regarding the rules for petitioning candidates to appear on the election ballot. The party specifically objects to a provision requiring Connecticut residents to gather the necessary signatures. Dan Barrett, legal director for the ACLU of Connecticut, told the…

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