Fire report for the Sept. 23 edition

September 21, 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 39 incidents from Tuesday, Sept. 6 to Monday, Sept. 12: Tuesday, Sept. 6 8:46:55 a.m., 201 River St., Assist police or other government entity 10:00:27 a.m., 832 Queen St., Dalene Floors, HazMat release investigation 12:44:23 p.m., 1131 West St., Smoke detector activation 7:43:40 p.m., 45 Ridgewood Rd., No…

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2016 Candidates take note

September 20, 2016
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Every year, The Observer offers the candidates an opportunity to address the issues—based on questions we have crafted—for the benefit of the readers. Typically, we address our offer privately to the candidates, either directly or through the local party chiefs, but during state campaigns this process has proven hit or miss. This year, we are…

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Route 10 is closed for an auto accident

September 20, 2016
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Officers are on the scene of a motor vehicle accident in front of AL Joy Tire & Arctic Cat at 466 Main St. An individual of 35 Darling St was operating her 5 Series BMW south bound on Main Street when she veered off the right side of the road and struck a utility pole…

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Obituary: Joan C. (Finland) Sheppard, 73

September 19, 2016
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Joan C. (Finland) Sheppard, 73 of Southington, passed away on Saturday, September 17, 2016 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. She was the loving wife of Edward Sheppard. Born December 21, 1942 in Meriden, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Margaret (Smiddy) Finland. Joan was a graduate of Caledonian School of Nursing…

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Reader stresses Bradley’s value to the community

September 17, 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. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: When I was in high school, I was a receptionist at the entrance of Bradley Hospital, welcoming the community who came to visit their loved ones. I remember being so impressed by the portraits of Sylvia and Bradley Barnes which also welcomed the community. I sensed their strength and caring, not only…

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Obituary: Alfred Neves, 72

September 16, 2016
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Alfred Neves, age 72, of Southington entered into rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at The Hospital of Central Connecticut with his loving family by his side.  He was born in Waterbury on January 31, 1944, son of the late John and Emmelinda (Souza) Neves.  A lifelong Connecticut resident, Al was a graduate of Crosby…

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Police break up pot party

September 16, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police cited four men for smoking marijuana in a parked car on Redstone Street as a result of an investigation by an officer on patrol. On Friday, Sept. 9, the officer initiated a suspicious motor vehicle investigation when he smelled the strong odor of burnt marijuana. Officers searched the vehicle, and the people found in and…

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Obituary: Thomas Joseph Walasewicz, 75

September 16, 2016
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Thomas Joseph Walasewicz, 75, of Southington, loving husband for 52 years to Kathleen (Kelly) Walasewicz went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, surrounded by his loving family at Hartford Hospital. Tom was born June 10, 1941 in New Britain, the son of the late Joseph and Lucy (Dawid) Walasewicz. He…

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Car shows generate $1,000 donation to Arc of Southington

September 16, 2016
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The Arc of Southington recently received a $1,000 donation from Doug and JoAnn York. This year, the Bristol couple organized summer car shows, in partnership with Blackstone’s Irish Pub in Southington, on Sunday afternoons at the Southington restaurant. All proceeds from their 50/50 raffle and door prize tickets were donated to The Arc of Southington.…

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