DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

March 18, 2015
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NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available on all new CTfastrak green branded buses and on buses that use the bus-only roadway.…

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First Baptist Church announces Holy Week services

March 18, 2015
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First Baptist Church of Southington, located at 581 Meriden Ave., has announced its worship services for Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday. The public is welcome. On Palm Sunday, March 29, the 10 a.m. service will include the distribution of palms. On Maundy Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m., there…

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Police will hold DUI checkpoint on Queen Street this Friday

March 18, 2015
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The Southington Police Department has announced that they will conduct a DUI enforcement checkpoint on Friday, March 20, 2015 from approximately 10 p.m. to Saturday, March 21 at approximately 2:30 a.m. The checkpoint will take place on Queen Street in the area of I-84. This checkpoint is part of the Southington Police Department’s effort to…

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Obituaries for March 20

March 18, 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: Rita Mae (LaPoint) Cyr, 86, of Southington, died on Tuesday, March 10 at The Summit of Plantsville. She had been the loving wife of the late Clarence W. Cyr for 66 years. Andrea Fasulo, 93,…

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Obituaries for March 20

March 18, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Plainville Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital. Ronald Paul “Butch” Distin, Sr., 75, of Avon, husband of Rita B. (Lacroix) Distin, died Friday, March 6. William J. “Billy” Furlong,…

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Obituaries for March 20

March 18, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Bristol Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Roger D. Barrett, 83, of Bristol, husband of Joyce (Cook) Barrett, died on Saturday, March 7 at Bristol Hospital. David R. “Shoemaker” Desmarais,74, of Bristol, died Friday, Jan. 30 at Bristol Hospital. Verla Ahl (Stephenson)…

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Police catch 3 stores selling alcohol to minors

March 17, 2015
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On March 14, the Southington Police Department conducted an investigation of local stores to determine if alcoholic beverages were being sold to area youth. Officers, in conjunction with the State of CT Liquor Commission Agents and the STEPS Coalition, conducted “off” premises compliance checks on alcohol sales in the Town of Southington. According to a…

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Southington Democrats looking for candidates

March 17, 2015
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The Southington Democratic Town Committee is seeking democrats interested in running for public office in the November 2015 municipal election. Be a part of out town by actively participating in its government. Please email your information to SouthingtonDems@aol.com or Call Bob Berkmoes at 860 621 3847.

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Middle schools perform ‘Mary Poppins’

March 17, 2015
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By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Critics must have thought them crazy when school officials settled on “Mary Poppins” for this year’s middle school play. It’s a performance that would challenge even the most veteran American actors with its need for accents and singing. It’s a production that requires spectacular settings and lighting challenges to accommodate the magic and…

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