Floodplains along Pequabuck, Quinnipiac may have shifted in new FEMA maps

March 1, 2016
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is charged with studying flood risks in the United States and creating maps that depict the nature and extent of the risk borne by residential and commercial structures in flood-prone areas. These at-risk areas are generally referred to as “floodplains.” In Plainville, floodplains typically border rivers and streams. Plainville has…

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Save the date: Free Italian ices to welcome spring March 20

March 1, 2016
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Rita’s First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway will be held on Sunday, March 20. For the 24th year, Rita’s Italian Ice is giving away free Italian ice on March 20, including all Rita’s of Hartford stores. Guests are encouraged to snap a photo of their “cool treat” and share it on Instagram and…

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Obituary: Tanya R. Weber, 45

March 1, 2016
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Tanya R. Weber, 45, died on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.

Tanya R. Weber, 45, former Southington resident, passed away unexpectedly after a short illness on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. Tanya was born on August 3, 1970 in Fairbanks, Alaska. She will be remembered for being a loving mother, an extremely hard worker and a great cook. She enjoyed gardening and volunteering at the Plainville Food…

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Lanzl is Orchards artist of the month

March 1, 2016
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“Swamp Lily Pads,” by John Lanzl.

John Lanzl, of Plantsville, will be exhibiting his paintings at The Gallery at The Orchards from March 1 to March 29. The title of his show is “An Expression of Form and Color.” Lanzl started painting in his early 20s, but didn’t return to painting until his retirement. He has participated in area art shows,…

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Obituary: Gailen J. Farnham, 76

February 29, 2016
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Gailen J. Farnham, 76, of Southington passed away on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at HOCC at New Britain General. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte (Marino) Farnham. He was born in Palmyra, ME, the son of the late Derwood and Bridie (O’Shea) Farnham. He was a graduate of Southington High School. Gailen was a…

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Obituary: Delores Donna, 87

February 29, 2016
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Dolores (Christopher) Donna, 87, of Bristol passed away peacefully at her home on Monday February 29, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Dolores was the wife of the late Roger W. Donna Sr. She was born May 1, 1928 in Southington, the daughter of the late Peter and Katherine (Donahue) Christopher. She had retired from…

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Pipe bomb discovered at Crescent Lake

February 29, 2016
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Police discovered an detonated pipe bomb, above, at Crescent Lake.

A hiker discovered a detonated pipe bomb, above, at Crescent Lake. Police were dispatched to Crescent Lake, at 495 Shuttle Meadow Rd., just after 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28 after a hiker reported a detonated pipe bomb in the woods. The Southington Fire Department and an American Medical Response Ambulance were also dispatched to the area.…

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Obituary: Thomas Zubrowski, 24

February 29, 2016
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Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016.

Thomas Zubrowski, 24, died unexpectedly at home on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. He was the beloved son of Stanislaw and Maria Zubrowski. He was born on June 6, 1991. Tom attended schools in Southington and was a graduate of Southington High School class of 2009; he was also a graduate of CCSU class of 2014.…

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Franciscan Life Center offers 2 enrichment programs

February 28, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Finn

Southington resident Dr. Thomas Finn, a clinical psychologist on staff at the Franciscan Life Center, is presenting two educational enrichment programs in the spring of 2016. The parenting classes will be held on April 6 and April 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the San Damiano Room of the Chiara Center, 275 Finch Ave.,…

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