HHC and Southington Schools partner for substance abuse discussion

March 19, 2015
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The Hartford HealthCare (HHC) Behavioral Health Network (BHN) and the Southington Public Schools invite the public at large to a free, open community dialogue on substance abuse. This event takes place on Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Municipal Center at 200 North Main Street. Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Community…

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Larson introduces social security proposal to cut taxes for seniors and increase benefits

March 18, 2015
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WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT 1st District) joined several members of the Ways and Means Committee and others to introduce the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1391. According to a press release from Larson’s office, the congressman, a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, authored the measure in order to…

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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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