Police Blotter for April 24

April 24, 2015
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Police Blotter for April 24

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Wednesday, April 8 through Wednesday, April 15. Laura E. Perry, 27, of 6 Skyline Dr., Danbury, was arrested on April 8 for conspiracy to commit sixth degree larceny and interfering with a police officer. Melissa Harris, 41, of 138 Wolcott Hill Rd., Wethersfield, was arrested on…

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Starting the discussion about substance abuse

April 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Hartford HealthCare (HHC,) Behavioral Health Network hosted a community dialogue in Southington this week, focused on addressing “substance abuse across the lifespan.” The discussion was part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health, and is the latest in a series of open-dialogue forums sponsored by the HHC and its affiliates. The…

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Softball’s off and running

April 23, 2015
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Softball’s off and running

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Without their starting pitcher and starting center fielder, the Lady Knights (3-0) softball team did what they are used to doing in their first three games. Win. Losing key players, especially a nationally-ranked pitcher, is huge, but that just goes to show you just how deep and good these girls really…

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Alzheimers Association sets up office on Executive Boulevard

April 23, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s main office has moved to Southington. The office, located at 200 Executive Blvd., will become the new hub of Alzheimer’s research, support, and services in the state. The branch will serve all of Connecticut, including the organization’s offices in Hamden, Norwalk, Norwich, and New Milford. At their…

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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

April 23, 2015
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Shifting lineups, changing roles: Girls tennis scrambles for two victories with make-shift lineup

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Being without key starters for their first two matches of the season didn’t stop the Lady Knights (2-0) tennis team from winning, especially without their leading singles player. Everyone shifted up in the lineup. Players were forced into uncomfortable roles, but the Southington squad took it in stride. The Knights started…

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SPDI donates to the Wounded Warrior Project

April 23, 2015
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Superior Products Distributors, Inc. (SPDI) presented a $3,000 check to the Wounded Warrior Project. The funds were raised through sales of embroidered knit caps customized with the Superior Warrior logo. These caps were sold in each of Superior’s retail showrooms beginning in December, and the efforts continued through March. One hundred percent of the sales…

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Giving Back Girls raise funds for The Arc of Southington

April 22, 2015
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Giving Back Girls raise funds for The Arc of Southington

The Giving Back Girls put on a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s on Saturday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. All the proceeds from the event were donated to The Arc of Southington to help individuals with special needs.

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Taylor Hartz joins the Observer

April 22, 2015
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  The Observer welcomes Taylor Hartz as our new staff writer for Southington news. Taylor is a 2014 Boston University College of Communication graduate with a bachelor’s in journalism, a concentration in photojournalism, and a minor in political science. She won first prize for news coverage and second prize for a picture story in the…

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Sports Calendar for April 24

April 22, 2015
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FUNDRAISERS SHS RUGBY TEAM CAR WASH—Sunday, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Southington Auto Wash on Queen Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the SHS club. PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High…

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