Obituaries for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 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: Rose (Falco) Adams, 75, of Plainville, died on Saturday, Oct. 24, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Joseph Adams. Richard L. Blum Sr., 75, of Southington, died at his home…

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Fundraiser for Southington school bus driver

November 4, 2015
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Friends of a Southington school bus driver, Ronni Killam Dunagan, are hosting a benefit in her honor. The local driver suffering a stroke last month, which forced her to take a leave from her job with New Britain Transportation. On Friday, Nov. 6, supporters will hold a pasta dinner at the First Lutheran Church, 232…

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Fire Report for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 2015
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

The Southington Fire Department announced the following 40 incidents from Monday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 1: Monday, Oct. 26 12:42:23 a.m., 343 Prospect St., Smoke detector activation 10:24:51 a.m., 17 Hickory Hill Rd., Public service 11:11:16 a.m., 8 Fieldcrest Dr., Medical assist, assist EMS 4:53:54 p.m., 165 Liberty St., Carbon monoxide detector activation 6:59:50…

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Police Blotter for the Nov. 6 edition

November 4, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, Oct. 22 to Thursday, Oct. 29: Arthur E. Sullivan Sr., 58, of 662 Spring St., Southington, was arrested on Oct. 22 for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and making an improper turn. Debra M. Sheehan, 62, of 303 Mansfield Ave., Waterbury, was…

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Leger is November’s artist at The Orchards

November 4, 2015
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“Garden at Marginal Way” by Donald Leger.

Southington’s Donald Leger will be exhibiting his oil paintings through Nov. 30 at The Gallery at The Orchards in Southington.  The title of his show is “Here and There.” It has been over 40 years that Donald has been capturing the beauty of his surroundings on canvas.  Those places include flowers, trees, buildings, and beaches.…

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Democrats swept across the board

November 4, 2015
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Democratic party leader Ed Rosenblatt counts the early results at the Mason Hall in the center of town.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Preliminary numbers have been counted, and the Democrats will continue to serve as the minority party on every town board for the next two years. The Democrats were quietly watching the numbers being logged onto the spreadsheet at their Election Day gathering at the Mason Hall downtown when someone rushed in with the…

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Republicans maintain control: Both town referendums pass easily

November 4, 2015
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Southington Republicans cheer for the election results as they are posted at Friends Cafe in Southington. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, town Republicans swept the town elections, maintaining control of every board. BOE member Terry Lombardi and Republican leader Brian Callahan, front, applaud the tally.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER According to preliminary numbers, Republicans will maintain control of the Town Council for two more years, narrowly winning a super majority by 53 votes. In a crowded room at Friends Café, Republican candidates and supporters cheered as the first round of numbers began to come in, revealing a lead in Republican votes.…

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Police arrest woman for prescription fraud at Walgreen’s

November 2, 2015
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Tameka Allen

The Southington Police Department arrested a West Haven woman on Saturday, Oct. 24 for forging a prescription at a local pharmacy. Tameka Allen, 36, was arrested on a warrant at approximately 4 p.m. after an investigation showed that Allen attempted to fill a prescription for oxycodone at the Walgreen’s Pharmacy at 359 Main St. on…

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Police embrace beards to benefit cancer research

November 2, 2015
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Police - No shave November

Employees of the Southington Police Department will be participating in a “No Shave November” event to benefit cancer research. Police employees who donate $100 to the Saint Francis Foundation care of the Curtis D Robinson Center for health Equity, will be allowed to forgo the department’s no beard grooming policy from Nov. 1 through Nov.…

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