Obituary: Brian L. Moran, 70

January 19, 2016
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Brian L. Moran died on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016.

Brian L. Moran, 70, of Bristol passed away on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at his home after a long illness. He was born January 1, 1946 in Bristol, the son of the late Lewis and Gladys (Barnes) Moran. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Brian served in the U.S Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS…

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Winners crowned for fire prevention poster contest

January 19, 2016
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Fire - SFD Poster Contest

The Southington Fire Department announced the local winners of the Connecticut Fire Prevention Poster Contest. Ava Agan and Joscelyn Spinelli were Southington’s 2015 winners. Spinelli’s poster was chosen as a Hartford County winner. The annual contest is for open to students across the state in grades 4 and 5. Contestants are challenged to create a…

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Registration underway at Village Green Nursery School

January 18, 2016
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Village Green Nursery School
37 Main Street, Southington, CT  06489
(860) 628-6958, ext. 13

Village Green Nursery School, located at 37 Main Street in Southington, is currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the…

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Obituary: Helen A. Turek, 93

January 18, 2016
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Helen A. Turek died on Jan. 18, 2016

Helen A. (Kloczko) Turek, 93, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2016 after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Southington, Helen was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Franklyn “Artie” Turek, her parents Bronislaw and Mary (Kasparewicz) Kloczko, her brother, Chester Kloczko and 3 sisters, Mary DiNello, Wanda Kloczko and Eleanor Kloczko. Helen…

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Obituary: Edward Joseph Danovich Jr., 73

January 18, 2016
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Edward Joseph Danovich Jr. died on Jan. 12, 2016.

Edward Joseph Danovich Jr, age73, died peacefully, January 12, following a brief illness.  He was born June 22, 1942 in Meriden, CT, the son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Sophie V. Danovich. Ed was educated at St. Stanislaus School, Wilcox Technical School, and Hartford State Technical Institute where he earned a degree in…

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Petits offer grant for STEM study

January 18, 2016
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School - Petit Foundation Grant pic

The Petit Foundation awarded a grant to the Southington Public Schools on behalf of Kennedy Middle School teacher Nancy Wasserman, paraprofessional Spencer Richards, and district science coordinator John Duffy. The grant will be used to support the “Engineering Our Circulatory System” unit of study for all seventh grade students. Students will create 3D working models…

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Peasley earns Eagle Scout with Troop 17

January 18, 2016
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Comm - Brenden Peasley Eagle Scout

Boys Scout Troop 17 recognized their 29th Eagle Scout ceremony with the honoring of Brenden L. Peasley at the First Baptist Church in Southington on Dec. 12. Peasley’s journey began when he was six years old, as a result of a decision made with his father before he passed. “I joined scouts the following week,”…

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Girl Scouts support the troops

January 18, 2016
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Comm - Plantsville Scouts

Plantsville Girls Scout Troop 66150, along with Miss Plantsville Outstanding Teen Alyssa Daly, made cards and ornaments, and stuffed over 140 goody bags to be sent to the US Naval crew aboard the USS Hartford submarine, out of Groton. The goodie bags were issued when the crew members, deployed since June, arrived around Christmas. Front,…

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Boys still waiting for efforts to pay off on the court

January 17, 2016
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Nate Blitz attempts a lay-up during a recent game against Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It is simply not a question of effort, nor is it a question of buying into the system. Southington coach John Cessario believes in his guys and appreciates the hard work they are giving him, day in and day out. Even if the final score doesn’t show it. “I think they’re…

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