Letter: Reader offers his input on the state budget issues

July 15, 2015
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Letter: Reader offers his input on the state budget issues

To the editor: Some comments on Taylor Hartz’s July 10th article concerning the State Budget. First a misprint. The $1.3 billion cited for additional funding to Southington appears to wrong and may actually be $1.3 million. The increased tax exemption for veteran’s retirement pay is a step in the right direction. Veteran pensions previously received…

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A day at the park for Southington dogs

July 15, 2015
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The Observer visited the dog park on Mill Street to see how local pooches are handling the dog days of summer. You be the judge. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS  

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Obituaries for the July 17 edition

July 15, 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: Loiuse L. Barnett, 91, of Southington died at home on July 7, surrounded by her family. She was the husband of the late Lute Barnett. Michael A. Casarella Jr., 87, died on Thursday July…

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Sports Listings for the July 17 edition

July 15, 2015
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APPLE HARVEST ROAD RACES All races are sponsored by the Southington Community YMCA. Forms are available for pre-registration (by Oct. 3 at noon) at the YMCA membership desk. All race info and on-line registration info can be found at sccymca.org/apple. Register by Sept. 23 to receive a free t-shirt. Plenty of refreshments for athletes with…

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Goralski earns Hopko scholarship

July 15, 2015
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School - Jess Goralski earns Hopko Scholarship

Jessica Goralski, a 2015 graduate of Southington High School, was recently announced as the recipient of the Robert and Lauretta Hopko Merit Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior that had attended William Strong Elementary School where Lauretta Hopko worked as a paraprofessional for 27 years. A recipient must demonstrate academic…

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Fire Report for the July 17 edition

July 15, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department reported the following 49 incidents from Monday, July 6 to Monday, July 13: Monday, July 6 10:20:52 a.m., 491 Darling St., Alarm System Activation, No Fire 11:03:16 a.m., 2279 Mount Vernon Rd. /Lincoln College New England, Trash Or Rubbish Fire 1:40:00 p.m., 22 Whippoorwill Rd., Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke 1:48:44…

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Miscellaneous Listings for July 17

July 15, 2015
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Miscellaneous Listings for July 17

FRIDAY, JULY 17 BRISTOL ‘THE LONG, LONG TRAILER.’ 2 to 3:45 p.m. Movie with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. Light refreshments from the Friends of the Bristol Public Library. (860) 584-7790. PLAINVILLE FOOD DRIVE FOR THE FOOD PANTRY. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held by Our…

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Seniors’ Listings for July 17

July 15, 2015
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Seniors’ Listings for July 17

SUNDAY, JULY 19 OTHER OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living and memory care community. Arbor Rose at Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707. MONDAY, JULY 20 PLAINVILLE COOKING WITH JEFF. 3 p.m. Chef Jeff Alexander will teach the art of carving and…

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Support Group Listings for July 17

July 15, 2015
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Support Group Listings for July 17

ONGOING BRISTOL NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING. Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All family, friends of addicts are welcome to attend. Bristol Baptist Church, 43 School St., Bristol. AL-ANON. Tuesdays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Gregory Hall, Stafford Avenue and Maltby Street, Bristol. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Fridays at 7:30 to 9 p.m.…

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