New pageant winner has ties to Bristol

April 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The daughter of the owners of a Bristol business is now Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. Samantha Anderson, competing as Miss Constitution’s Outstanding Teen, won the title at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Sunday afternoon. She was one of 16 girls vying for the opportunity to represent the state at the…

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Judge launches ‘Talking Probate’ program

April 12, 2016
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Probate Judge Matt Jalowiec announced the expansion of a new program called “Talking Probate.”  Beginning on April 29, he will meet residents at the library on the last Friday of the month to discuss probate questions.

Probate Judge Matt Jalowiec announced the expansion of a new program called “Talking Probate” in Southington starting this month. Beginning in April, the judge will visit the library on the last Friday of each month to answer questions regarding the law and to discuss relevant legal topics. These sessions are aimed at residents who might…

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Legion holds ‘Quilts of Valor’ on April 16

April 12, 2016
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American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 will be hosting a day of sewing on Saturday, April 16 for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will be welcoming volunteers at the Legion hall at 64 Main St. The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and…

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From elbow grease to sparkle

April 12, 2016
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by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s a lot of elbow grease involved if you want things to sparkle and shine. And the Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant is no different.   Before the doors opened to a full house at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Sunday, the hair was in transition from drab to…

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April 11, 2016
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WALCOTT, Similion Mugshor 04.08.16

Similion Walcott, 24, Hartford, was taken into custody by Southington Police at 3:30p.m. on April 8, 2016 at the East Hartford Police Department. In July, the Special Investigations Unit received information concerning Walcott selling Heroin within the Town of Southington. Based on this information, two controlled purchases were made from Walcott and two arrest warrants were issued by…

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Arrest made for damage to vehicle

April 11, 2016
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On April 6 at 10:40 am Corey Cyr, 19, Southington turned himself into Southington Police headquarters after learning of an active warrant for his arrest. Cyr was taken into custody and charged with first degree criminal mischief  stemming from an incident that occurred on March 22. The warrant alleges that  Cyr and an acquaintance drove…

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Man arrested for 2015 theft

April 11, 2016
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On March 22, Robert Crotty, 43, Southington turned himself in at Southington Police headquarters after learning there was an active warrant for his arrest. The warrant alleges that in Nov. 2015 Crotty took money to buy install parts on the a vehicle. Crotty purchased the parts, however he never installed them on the vehicle, nor did he…

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Obituary: Mary Valentine

April 11, 2016
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Mary Valentine, 93, of Southington, died at home on April 8. She was the widow of John J. Valentine who predeceased her in 1994. She was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1924, the daughter of the late Sebastian and Maria (Zwicknagel) Kasbauer. Mary worked at Hall’s Paint and Wallpaper Store for several years, receiving her…

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Obituary: Kylie Olean

April 11, 2016
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Victory does not always mean the overcoming of an enemy. In fact, victory can mean demonstrating strength, courage, love, and kindness in the face of an adversity that has the upper hand. Kylie Elizabeth Douglas Olean, 39, passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016 after a victorious battle against leukemia of 16 months. She lived…

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