Reilly, Zawilinski engagement

February 27, 2016
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Jacquelyn Neilson Reilly and Steven John Zawilinski are engaged to be married.

Kevin and Susan Reilly of Radnor, Penn. are honored to announce the engagement of Jacquelyn Neilson Reilly of Southington to Steven John Zawilinski of Southington, son of Robert and Sandra Zawilinski. Jacquelyn graduated with a bachelor’s degree from High Point University and a master’s from Savannah College of Art & Design. She is employed at…

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Letter: Reader addresses noise complaints at Mount Southington

February 27, 2016
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: My name is Caleb Richert, from Troop 45, writing to you to complete a Boy Scout requirement. I would like to address the complaints of Mount Southington’s snow-making from nearby homeowners. In case you are not aware, residents who live near Mount Southington have complained about the ski area’s long nights of…

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Zumba fundraiser for Planting Pencils

February 27, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba raised $500 for Planting Pencils, an organization dedicated to world-wide education. From left: Zing Fit Zumba instructors Jen Gilmore, Maura Migliore, and Paula Jacobs pose with Planting Pencils founder Ishaan Patel, Aashiyana Patel, and owner of Zing Fitness Felice Danielson. Back, Dr. Alkesh Patel and Dr. Alpa Patel. For more infomation or to donate visit www.PlantingPencils.org.

More than 40 Zumba fans helped Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba raise $500 for the educational charity Planting Pencils on Tuesday, Feb, 2 in Plantsville. Planting Pencils is the new non-profit organization started by 13-year-old Ishaan Patel of Southington that is dedicated to improving access to education for underserved children around the world.…

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Obituary: Marie ‘Moe’ Glen

February 26, 2016
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Marie “Moe” (Barnett) Glen  Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Marie “Moe” (Barnett) Glen, 56, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday Feb. 26, 2016 at her home. She was the loving wife and soulmate of Roman W. Glen for 11 years. Born Dec. 27, 1959 in Southington to Margaret (Hubeny) Barnett and the late James D. Barnett Sr., she had…

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Southington man charged with manslaughter in fatal car crash

February 26, 2016
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Bristol police arrested and charged a Southington man involved in a two-vehicle crash that left two children dead and four adults injured last December. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, 26-year-old Michael Luponio was legally intoxicated while driving at an excessive speed in the area of Pinebrook Terrace on Dec. 13.…

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Obituary: Lawrence R. Gill

February 26, 2016
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Lawrence R. Gill died on Feb. 23, 2016.

Lawrence R. Gill, of Southington, died on Feb. 23, 2016 at home surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Rosa (Short) Gill. He was born Dec. 14, 1939 in New Britain, the son of the late Andrew and Florence (Ercolani) Gill. He was a lifelong resident…

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It’s new. It’s now. It’s Southington artist Clinton Deckert

February 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A Southington artist is new and now, according to the powers-that-be at the New Britain Museum of American Art. Clinton Deckert, who has seen his surrealist abstract art hang all around the globe, is now the subject of the New/Now series at the museum. The show opened on Feb. 20…

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Sampson, Markley help found Liberty Caucus

February 26, 2016
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By PAUL HUGHESREPUBLICAN-AMERICAN HARTFORD—A small band of Republicans is hoping to cultivate a grass-roots organization to grow its variety of conservatism in Democrat-leaning Connecticut. Rep. Robert C. Sampson, R-Southington, Wolcott, and Sen. Joseph C. Markley, R-Southington, and like-minded friends created a charitable organization in December to promote their shared vision of personal liberty, economic freedom and…

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Early birds sign up for YMCA Camp Sloper

February 26, 2016
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YMCA Camp Director Shane Altwies welcomes Emily Hebert, left, and Jenna Hebert, right, as the first registrants for this year’s summer camps.

Summer camp season has kicked off at Camp Sloper, and Southington sisters Jenna and Emily Hebert led the long line of soon-to-be campers who registered for camp early on the morning of Jan. 30. When registration opened online at 8a.m., more than 900 children were signed up, but the Heberts were first in line. “We…

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