Rotary scholarship approaching quickly, March 1

February 25, 2016
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The Rotary Club of Bristol wishes to remind graduating high school seniors, school administrators, counselors and families that the application deadline for this year’s Bristol Rotary/Karl Schwartz Scholarship Program is March 1. The scholarships are among the most significant in the area—each year granting multiple thousands of dollars in funding to numerous students who are…

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Obituary: Randall J. Artibani, 62

February 25, 2016
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Randall J. Artibani, 62, died on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

Randall J. Artibani, 62, beloved husband of Sarah Artibani passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at UConn Health Center in Farmington. Randy was born in Bristol on October 8, 1953, to Severino Artibani and Priscilla (Brackett) Artibani of Plainville. He is survived by his wife, Sarah; daughter, Shaylene Krupinski and son-in-law Michael Krupinski…

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Southington Care to replace roof with state grant

February 25, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER On Feb. 10 Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) announced $15 million in grants for non-profit providers across the state. Southington Care Center (SCC), a part of Central Connecticut Senior Health Services, Inc., will receive $370, 899 to put toward improving their facilities. SCC will be using this grant to replace their roof. The…

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Obituary: Tirzah Eleanna Lardie, 54

February 25, 2016
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Tirzah Eleanna Lardie, 54, died on Jan. 29, 2016.

Tirzah Eleanna Lardie (née Gogolski), of Beacon Falls, CT, passed away Friday, January 29, 2016, age 54, at Griffin Memorial Hospital, Derby CT, from complications after a long illness.  She was born on January 6, 1962, the daughter of late Lillian V. Gogolski (née Elnitsky) and late John H. Gogolski.  She is survived by her…

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Obituary: Shawn J. Bouchard, 32

February 25, 2016
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Shawn J. Bouchard, 32, died on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.

Shawn J. Bouchard, 32, former Southington resident, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 21, 2016. Born July 20, 1983 in New Britain to Stanley Bouchard and Donna Kosma, he was a longtime Southington resident before moving to Texas in 2014. Shawn graduated as Valedictorian from Bristol Technical High School in 2001. He loved animals, especially…

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Police arrest shoplifter duo at Stop & Shop

February 25, 2016
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A pair of locals have been arrested by Southington police after two shoplifting incidents at Stop & Shop at 505 North Main St. Police were called to the store just after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 after receiving a report of a shoplifter in custody. During the investigation, officers identified a second shoplifting incident…

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Rep. Aresimowicz will seek re-election

February 25, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

  State Representative Joe Aresimowicz (D) announced that he will seek re-election in the 30th Assembly District. The House Majority Leader represents Berlin and Southington. “In response to the incredible support I’ve received, I am pleased to officially announce my candidacy for State Representative for the 30th District,” he said in a press release. “It…

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Life is sweet here, under the sea

February 24, 2016
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The curtain opens this this weekend for the Strong PTO drama club’s production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” The show is directed by Southington High School senior Eddie Vitcavage and is performed by Strong students. Performances will be held on Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m., at Kennedy Middle School.…

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One decade of dresses: Kristen’s Kloset opens on West Street on March 5

February 24, 2016
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Through off-season purchases and donations, Kristen’s Kloset is able to offer current styles at a fraction of the price.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR The winter snows have yet to fully disappear. Skiers are still plummeting down Mount Southington’s face, and buds haven’t even begun to appear on Southington’s trees. For most of us, it’s way too early to think about the spring prom season. For high school juniors and seniors, it is already well underway. On…

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