Fire Report for May 15

May 13, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 46 incidents from May 4 to May 10: Monday, May 4 3 Darling St. /Flanders West, No Incident Found On Arrival 150 Savage St. /Country Club, No Incident Found On Arrival 130 Oakland Rd. /Apt 321, EMS Call, Excluding Vehicle I-691 Eastbound Exit, Extrication Of Victim(s) From Vehicle…

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Obituaries for May 15

May 13, 2015
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Obituaries for May 15

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Geraldine D. Cook, 82, of West Hartford formerly of East Street, Southington, died on Friday, May 8 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. She was the wife of the late Haldon A. Cook. Augusta (Olsen)…

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Malloy touts tourism, avoids details on state spending cuts

May 13, 2015
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state’s marketing efforts have boosted tourism, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. But he avoided details on how budget negotiations may ultimately affect how much the state will spend to promote it. Speaking Tuesday at the annual Connecticut Governor’s Conference on Tourism, he said the…

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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

May 13, 2015
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Sports Listings for May 15 Edition

FUNDRAISERS ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER FOR SHS WRESTLER—Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., at Zing Fitness, 447 North Main St. Cost is $10 per person for a Zumbathon. Proceeds will benefit an SHS sophomore wrestler, Richie Zayas Jr., who has been invited to represent Connecticut as a member of the East Coast Conference team for Down Under…

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Birthday bash for charity

May 13, 2015
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John Simard, Chase Swain, and Connor Fishbein donated $1,050 to Brian Taylor of the Mill Foundation for Kids from their first annual “Boys of February B-Day Bash”.  The Mill Foundation for Kids is dedicated to improving the lives of children with cancer and other illnesses.

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Chamber announces tickets for Lake Compounce outing

May 13, 2015
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A Limited amount of tickets for the annual Chamber of Commerce Community Outing at Lake Compounce on Thursday, June 25. The outing is hosted each year by the Chamber in conjunction with Lake Compounce. Each ticket provides free parking, access to rides from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and a buffet under the park’s pavilion…

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Chamber seeks Executive Director

May 13, 2015
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The Board of Directors of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce announced a job opening for the new Chamber Executive Director. The position and its details will be listed on Indeed.com, and all interested applicants are encouraged to submit their resume through the job board website. Applications will be accepted from Friday, May 15, 2015…

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Naming rights, ads, considered to help cover transportation

May 12, 2015
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Selling more advertising and leasing naming rights are being discussed as possible ways to raise at least a small portion of the money needed to operate Connecticut’s transportation system without inflicting much financial pain on taxpayers and commuters. Corporate sponsorship of highway rest stops and other…

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‘Flock a Friend’ fundraiser continues through May 31

May 12, 2015
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Boy Scout Troop 45’s annual “Flock a Friend” fundraiser is already underway. For a donation of $20, participants can send a flock of plastic flamingos to a friend’s, family member’s, or neighbor’s front yard. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local Boy Scout troop. Flockings are limited to Southington area towns and to residential…

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