U Drive. U Text. U Pay: Police begin continue to crack down on distracted driving

August 3, 2016
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Police - Texting campaign

Today, the Southington Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Office, began the second wave of their campaign aimed at cracking down on distracted drivers. The “U Drive. U Text. U Pay” intiative is an effort to crackdown on motorists who choose to text, talk or otherwise distract themselves from the…

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Fire Report for the Aug. 5 edition

August 3, 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 41 incidents from Monday, July 18 to Monday, July 25: Monday, July 18 8:31:23 a.m., 379 Summer St., Medical assist, assist EMS 9:05:06 a.m., 1593 Meriden Waterbury Tpk., CO detector activation 2:02:04 p.m., 41 Riverside Dr., Lock-in 2:11:02 p.m., West St. and West Center St., Oil or other…

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Southington student earns Discovery to Cure internship

August 2, 2016
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Nickolina Doran, of Southington, a junior at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of Mathematics and Science, is participating in Yale University’s Discovery to Cure Internship Program. To be considered for the six-week program, Doran had to submit an essay for a competition with other high school students. Established in 2003 and supported by the National Institutes…

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Local attorney honored by Waterbury chamber

August 2, 2016
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Biz - Tavis Tindall

Attorney Tavis Tindall of Southington, owner of the Waterbury-based Tindall Law Firm, will receive the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s (WRC) 2016 Leadership Award during the 22nd Annual Malcolm Baldrige Chamber Awards Dinner on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Aqua Turf Club in the Plantsville section of Southington. The evening, which will include…

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Obituary: Carol Jean (Brunetto) Kempton, 76

August 1, 2016
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Obit - Carol Kempton

Carol Jean (Brunetto) Kempton, 76, of Southington, passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the HCC at Bradley Memorial. She was the wife of Louis Kempton. Born January 5, 1940 in New Britain, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Fanny (Bongiovanni) Brunetto. Carol retired from the Hublein tax dept. In addition…

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Obituary: Ronald D. Gordon, 75

August 1, 2016
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Ronald D. Gordon, 75, longtime, loving companion to Darlene Fisette, passed away July 28, 2016. He was born May 13, 1941, in Eastbrook, Maine, the son of the late Avis and Edgar Gordon. Ron had many interests and hobbies among which were guitar-playing (Chet Atkins), electronics, auto mechanics, computers, photography, boating, motorcycling, Nascar. He was…

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Bees bounce back in game two

August 1, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees bounced back in game two outscoring the Blue Crabs 10-3 after getting blanked 6-0 in game one. The Game Changed When…: In game one the Bees couldn’t generate any offense and were blanked by the Blue Crabs. In the second game, the Bees found their rhythm immediately and…

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Plantsville man named area manager at Frontier

August 1, 2016
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Biz - Jim Oddo at Frontier

Frontier Communications Corporation announced the appointment of Plantsville resident Jim Oddo as area general manager for northwest Connecticut effective Aug. 1. This region includes 42 cities and towns, including Danbury, Newtown, Waterbury, Litchfield and Torrington. For more than 10 years, most recently as senior vice president of talent and human resources, Oddo has played an…

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Blues beat Titans, 7-2

July 30, 2016
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The Bristol Blues defeated the Torrington Titans by score of 7-2, bringing their record on the season to 22-25. 2016 Futures League All-Star Izzy Fuentes (Faulkner) set the tone on the mound for the Blues, delivering yet another brilliant performance. He finished with a final line of 6.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER,…

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