Police are investigating early morning robbery at CVS

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Police Department Detective Bureau is investigating an early Friday morning robbery that occurred at the CVS Store located at 310 Main St. in Southington. On Friday, March 10, at approximately 5:41 AM, a black male suspect walked in the front entrance to CVS store and approached the check-out counter. The suspect told the…

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SEF is looking for a few good spellers

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) is looking for the town’s best spellers for the sixth annual SEF Community Spelling Bee. Last year, the “Wanna Bees,” with Dave Pestillo, Joe Peccerillo, and John Zimmerman won that honor. It is now time to put them to the challenge. Who will win the trophy this year? On Thursday,…

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Sweetness turns macabre, with a good dose of belly laughs

March 11, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Martha and Abby Brewster are the sweetest women you’d probably meet. They have tea time using their fine china. They meet with the local pastor. And they have a disdain for live theater. But there is a secret in the basement… they have a bevy of bodies they have accumulated…

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Obituary: George A. Bennet Jr., 89

March 11, 2016
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George A. Bennett Jr., 89, of Southington, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

George A. Bennett Jr., 89, of Southington, passed away on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at his home. He had been the loving husband of Janet M. (Nelson) Bennett for 66 years. Born May 10, 1926 in New Britain to the late George A. Bennett Sr. and Nina (French) Bennett, he had been a longtime Southington…

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Obituary: Mildred Piper Donovan, 94

March 11, 2016
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Mildred Piper Donovan, 94, died on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Mildred Piper Donovan, 94, beloved wife of the late Major Philip Donovan, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at The Summit at Plantsville. Born in Hamburg, NY, daughter of the late Justice R. Foster Piper and Winnifred (Fish) Piper, Mildred (affectionately known as “Pete”) graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1943 and moved to…

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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Vaughn Marshall, 89

March 11, 2016
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Robert “Bob” Vaughn Marshall, 89, of Southington, died on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Robert “Bob” Vaughn Marshall, 89, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Helen Arlene (Jankowski) Marshall for 57 years. Born on August 11, 1926 in Claremont, NH to the late Harley and Ida (Morency) Marshall, he had been…

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Onsite meeting scheduled for filling wetland on Twin Pond Terrace for March 14

March 11, 2016
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The Southington Conservation Commission Inlands Wetlands Agency has scheduled a special onsite meeting for March 14. The committee will discuss inland wetland floodplain filing applications for the property of 15 Twin Pond Terrace. They will review an application from Lovley Development, Inc., located at 710 Main St. in Plantsville. Lovely is seeking “to grade within…

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Ryan Rogers announces candidacy for the 16th District

March 11, 2016
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Ryan Rogers announced his candidacy for the 16th district at a recent gathering at Southington’s town hall.

In a recent gathering of family, friends, and supporters at the Southington Town Hall, Ryan Rogers of Southington announced his candidacy for the state senate in the 16th district, which includes the communities of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Waterbury, and Wolcott. “I feel the people of the 16th State Senate district deserve real representation that puts…

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PZC public hearing remains open

March 11, 2016
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Town of Southington

A public hearing held by the Planning and Zoning Commission (PZC) on March 1 has been extended to the Commission’s next meeting on March 15. The hearing was held to discuss a 72-lot open space subdivision proposed for Loper Street by AA Denorfia Building & Development, LLC, Southington. The builder presented his preferred plan, which…

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