Effects of Connecticut’s worsening budget woes taking shape

March 6, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Real fallout from Connecticut’s worsening budget deficit problem has begun to materialize, with negotiated pay raises for certain state workers and planned payments to hospitals put on hold this week. House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said Friday he was notified by the union representing nearly 1,900 non-teachers…

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Letter: Reader thanks the Observer for coverage

March 5, 2016
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To the editor: When I was in my early teens back in the seventies, I used to deliver the Southington Observer (actually, the Step Saver) to homes on West Center Street Extension and Verderame Court. I fondly recall slinging the canvas delivery bag over my shoulder as I got on my bike to do my…

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Running Club meeting on March 6

March 5, 2016
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Running

On Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm, there will be an open meeting to discuss the creation of a running club in Southington. The meeting is open to the general public, and the club has the potential to be for youths and adults. The Meeting will be held in the administrative building of the YMCA,…

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Key Club to hold kiddie carnival on March 12

March 5, 2016
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Carnival

The Southington High School Key Club is sponsoring their annual Kiddie Carnival on March 12. The event is a fundraiser for Southington Community Services. The event will be held at the high school cafeteria, from 9 a.m. to noon (snow date is March 19). Games include bowling, egg races, donut eating contests, musical chairs, snacks,…

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Letter: Reader worries about overdevelopment in Southington

March 5, 2016
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To the Editor: I wrote a letter recently to Michael DelSanto, chairman of the Southington Planning and Zoning Commission regarding the proposed 72-home development on Loper Street in Southington. As founder of Southington Citizens Against Overdevelopment, I generally am opposed to increasing the population and infrastructure of an already congested and densely populated town. I…

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Letter: Reader announces state rep. candidacy

March 5, 2016
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To the editor: I love the state of Connecticut.  I’ve grown up here and love both its unique New England weather and the opportunities that it has afforded me.  My parents were both born and raised here, my father in Southington.  However, like many, I see that things are changing in our state, and not…

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Burlesque finds the spotlight at SWAN Day

March 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One of the chief features of the annual SWAN Day event in Connecticut is the festival’s showcase of the art of burlesque. SWAN Day (Support Women Artists Now) is an all female festival of arts and music. This year’s event will be held on Saturday at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain.…

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Zoni calls for restoration of hospital funding

March 4, 2016
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State Rep. David Zoni (D-Southington)

State Representative David Zoni (D-Southington) voiced his opposition today to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s suspending of an estimated $140 million in payments to Connecticut’s hospitals. Zoni called for a bipartisan legislative effort to persuade the administration to keep a commitment the legislature voted on last year. “As someone who voted to restore funding to our…

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Obituary: Suzann Marie Bolduc Bergeron, 64

March 4, 2016
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Suzanne Marie Bolduc Bergeron, 64, died on Jan. 15, 2016.

Suzanne Marie Bolduc Bergeron, 64 years young, gained her angel wings on January 15, 2016, with her family by her bedside at Elim Park in Cheshire, Connecticut. She was born May 23, 1951 in Brunswick, Maine, and moved to Southington, Connecticut during her young years with her parents, older brother, Michael and younger sister, Kathleen.…

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