Democrats sweep through the state before primary

April 26, 2016
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Hillary Clinton addresses a group in Hartford during a campaign stop last week.

  By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The two leading Democrats in this year’s presidential race visited Connecticut this week, just in time for the April 26 primary elections. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (D) hosted a panel discussion at the Wilson-Gray YMCA on Albany Ave. in Hartford on the morning of April 12, where she spoke about…

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Shotgun fired during domestic dispute

April 26, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
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Police were called to a home at 39 Hickory Hill Rd. after receiving calls about a domestic dispute, and the investigation resulted in three arrests, including one for discharging a shotgun during the dispute. At approximately 7:36 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers were dispatched to the home when reports that a juvenile was out of…

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Road closure on Saturday for Daffodil Festival

April 25, 2016
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Detour

  On Saturday, April 30, Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike (Route 322) will be closed to eastbound traffic at the I-691 Eastbound on and off ramps near the Meriden town line for Meriden’s Daffodil Festival. The closure is expected between 10:30 a.m. and approximately 1:15 p.m. From the point of the detour, all traffic will be directed onto…

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Obituary: Mary Wielgosh, 97

April 25, 2016
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Obit - Mary Wielgosh

Mary (Kindel) Wielgosh, 97, of Southington, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Summit of Plantsville. Born on Sept. 10, 1918 in Southington to the late George and Theresa (Oblij) Kindel, she had been a lifelong Southington resident. Mary was a lifelong member of the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church and…

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Obituary: Joyce Prescher Johnson

April 25, 2016
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Obit - Joyce Prescher Johnson

Joyce Prescher Johnson, 83, of Harwinton, CT and Sebastian, FL, beloved wife of Niles Arthur Johnson, passed away peacefully in her home after a brief illness on Wednesday, March 23, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Southington, October 13, 1932, Joyce was the daughter of the late Dr. Adolph Rexroth Prescher and Lois Brooks…

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Volunteers sought to protect ‘Wall That Heals’

April 25, 2016
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Volunteers to protect the “Wall That Heals” are needed between Wednesday, June 8 and Monday, June 13. Hours will be 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. in four hour shifts. Contact either Tim Gamache, (860)977-2152 or Russ Trudel, (860)585-1715.

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Compounce to hire additional 500 this season

April 25, 2016
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Lake Compounce Family Theme Park is seeking approximately 500 additional individuals to join their team for this summer season. Positions that are available include food and beverage, games, rides, retail, admissions, maintenance, grounds, housekeeping, as well as at Bear Creek Campground. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be available to work…

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Obituary: Angelo Ciaffaglione, 74

April 25, 2016
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Angelo Ciaffaglione, 74, of Southington passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the HCC at New Britain General. He was the husband of Diana (Kizilski) Ciaffaglione. Angelo retired from Stanley Works and later from New Britain Transportation. He was a member of the Sons of Italy and the Southington Elks Club. In addition to…

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Familiar face in Holy Cross’s production of ‘Grease’

April 25, 2016
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Leanne Raymond of Southington has the role of ‘Sandy’ in the Holy Cross High School production of ‘Grease,’ which opens next week.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR In the musical “Grease,” the character of Sandy is the new girl in town and an unfamiliar face in the halls of Rydell High. But in the production of “Grease,” being staged at Holy Cross High School next week, the character of Sandy will be a familiar face to area…

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