Man jumps out of window to escape fire

May 7, 2014
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Man jumps out of window to escape fire

A Summer Ridge man is in stable condition after he jumped from a second floor window to escape a fire. On Sunday, May 4, the Southington Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 250 Summer Ridge. The as of yet unidentified man jumped out of the second floor window of unit 28 and…

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Cyber Knights end another season with trip to World Championship

May 7, 2014
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The Southington High School Cyber Knights have wrapped up their season after competing in the World Championship held in St. Louis. Travelling with their friends of Team 558 from New Haven’s Hill Regional High School, the Cyber Knights competed in Archimedes, one of four divisions, against 100 robots from five different countries. They traveled together…

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Milford man charged with copper wire theft

May 7, 2014
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A Milford man was arrested for the ongoing theft of copper wire and cable from Guitar Center. On Friday, May 2, Benjamin M. Fidanza, 27, surrendered to police after learning there was a warrant for his arrest. According to a release from the Southington Police Department, the arrest followed the investigations of a theft of…

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Postal workers holding food drive Saturday

May 6, 2014
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The United States Post Office will be having its annual NALC Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive on Saturday, May 10. “Every second Saturday in May, letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across America collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers,” a press release said. Residents are encouraged to place…

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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

May 6, 2014
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Sevendust still has what it takes to win over fans

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The news came in last week. Sevendust’s latest album, the acoustic “Time Travelers and Bonfires,” had climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Music Charts. Additionally, the album was No. 2 on the “Record Label Independent Current Albums” chart, No. 4 on the “Top Current Rock Albums” chart, No.…

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Bristol’s In The Red to bring its sound to Sevendust fans

May 6, 2014
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When hard rockers Sevendust roll into Hartford next Tuesday, Bristol rockers In The Red will be one of the openers on the bill. We caught up with the band’s drummer, Marc Charette, via email to talk about the origins of In The Red and their sound. Observer: First of all,…

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Local gives back during alternative spring break

May 4, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer For Southington resident Al Vojtila, spring break meant giving back to residents of New Orleans still affected by Hurricane Katrina. Currently a freshman at Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., Vojtila participated in the Alternative Spring Break in March, volunteering with eight other students with the Gulf coast Volunteers for the…

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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

May 3, 2014
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American Legion Auxiliary would like your old books

By Ed Harris Editor The American Legion Auxiliary is back in the book business. Up until a few months ago, the auxiliary had utilized two Got Books bins to help fund literacy programs in the local school system. However, the company went out of business, putting a stop to the practice. Now a new company,…

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Record heat in midwest heading east, reports AccuWeather

May 2, 2014
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Record heat in midwest heading east, reports AccuWeather

Spring barely has made a whisper this year. Now, AccuWeather says record heat may be on its way from the Midwest.   Near-Record Heat to Build Over Plains, Then Eye East     AccuWeather Global Weather Center — 2 May 2014 — AccuWeather reports summerlike heat is in store for the southern Plains this weekend.…

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