Hospitals ask Connecticut lawmakers to replenish budget cuts

April 2, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Leaders of state hospitals urged state lawmakers Tuesday to replenish the cuts in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget, predicting the suggested changes could lead to deep reductions in medical services and staff. They said Malloy’s suggested budget plan is especially worrisome considering recent cuts…

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Police seek help in finding missing 19-year-old

April 1, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 19-year-old named Leoule “Leo” Kassahun. Kassahun suffers from mild autism and police officials say there are concerns for his safety. He was last seen at his residence the morning of March 26, 2015 and is believed to have left on foot. No…

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Police respond to report of an untimely death

April 1, 2015
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Police respond to report of an untimely death

At 9:30 a.m. yesterday, Southington police were dispatched to a residence on Woodruff Street in Southington on a report of an untimely death. According to police, the initial investigation revealed that there was nothing suspicious, nothing criminal in nature, and this was an isolated incident inside the home. According to a press release from the Southington Police…

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Obituaries for April 3

April 1, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Cecil B. Breedlove Sr., 80, of Meriden and formerly of Southington, died on Saturday, March 21 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Stanley V. Gryniuk, 92, of Waterbury died on Monday, March 23 at the…

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Southington plays host to Miss Hometown; wrapping up Class of 2015 for Miss CT

April 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The final piece of the Miss Connecticut class of 2015 puzzle was put into place at Southington’s Derynoski School on Saturday night. Kaitlyn Bogue was crowned Miss Oxford in the Miss Hometown pageant. (In the Miss Hometown pageant, the winning contestant earned a title named after her “home town.” Bogue…

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Local Jewish congregation offers Seder for Passover

March 31, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation invites the community to celebrate Passover on the seventh night of the holiday. Although the temple usually hosts a second night community Seder, this year, they will hold the event on the seventh night of the holiday, Thursday, April 9. The congregation’s home is in the First Congregational Church of Southington.…

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Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

March 31, 2015
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Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

Just days after the updated traffic plan, officials at Weston and Sampson have updated the time frame for demolition. Work is proceeding rapidly, so workers anticipate intermittent road closures of Factory Square/High Street on Wednesday or Thursday to allow safe demolition of the face of 66 High Street. The road would not be closed for the…

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DePaolo competes at MATHCOUNTS district event

March 31, 2015
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Schools - DePaolo Mathcounts

Six students represented DePaolo Middle School at a MATHCOUNTS district competition at the University of Hartford on Feb. 7. MATHCOUNTS is a competitive math program for highly motivated students with excellent math skills. The team is coached by Wally Bailey. From left, Brett Hunter, Justin Fontano, Abhiram Bhamidipati, Russell Hotchkiss, Tyler Bade, and Adam Hunter.

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Pelligrinelli named lax captain at Southern Maine

March 31, 2015
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SP Brief - Sarah Pelligrinelli lax captain

Former Lady Knight lacrosse captain (2012) Sarah Pelligrinelli was named as captain of the 2015 University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team. She is a junior majoring in therapeutic recreation, and she was also recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award and the Shelby Turcotte Award.

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