Letter: Reader is upset with West Street building plan

April 9, 2016
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To the editor: Remember, some time ago, when our town’s Planning and Zoning Commission said that West Street will never become a busy, over-crowded street? Well, what happened? West Street is a mess today, and our town leaders and commissions want to keep building all over West Street. I wonder how many of these town…

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SFD to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day on April 9

April 8, 2016
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Southington Fire Department Headquarters
310 North Main Street, P.O. Box 289, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 621-3202

On Saturday, April 9, Southington Fire Department Company 3 will join more than 55 volunteer fire departments throughout the state to celebrate the start of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16). Company 3 will be holding an open house, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 35 Clark Street location in Milldale. Visitors will be…

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3 arrests for burglary at Spartans II

April 8, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

In March and April, Southington police made three arrested for a burglary at Spartan II Restaurant on Feb. 2, 2016. On April 7, police arrested David McCulloch, 36, of Naugatuck. Patrick Tomkus, 35, of Waterbury was arrested on March 17, and Shawn Chandler, 20, of Waterbury was arrested on March 18. The investigation began on…

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Become a literacy volunteer: Info session on April 18 at St. Dominic Church

April 8, 2016
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Reading - Photo by David Castillo Dominici

The Parish of the Future Educational Programming Committee at the Church of St. Dominic will be holding an informational session for people interested in becoming a literacy volunteer. The event will be led by representatives of the Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut, (LVCC), whose mission is to help adults and families improve their lives through…

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Singer Carrie Johnson returns for church’s annual benefit

April 8, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Singer Carrie Johnson has become sort of the de facto artistic advocate for the Philippines Mission Fund at the First Congregational Church in Bristol. For the past few years, the Connecticut singer songwriter has returned again and again to offer her musical talents to benefit the fund. She returns April…

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Landmark anniversary for venerable OM Show

April 8, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The oldest variety show in the country is celebrating a milestone this year. And as it looks forward to its future, it’s looking back at its past. The curtain rises on the annual Bristol Boys and Girls Club Older Members Show on April 15 and 16. And this fund raiser…

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Celebrating 15 years of enriching women, girls

April 8, 2016
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Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington Director Dr. Mary Yuskis addresses local child care accreditation at the Main Street Community Foundation’s Wonder of Women event at the Aqua Turf last Thursday.

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 15 years, the Main Street Community Foundation has helped women and girls realize their potential and the power they have to build strong communities through the Women & Girls’ Fund. For the Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS), the fund has helped five Southington women who own and operate…

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Police solve break-in at Blackstone Irish Pub

April 7, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police arrested two suspects from a burglary at Blackstone Irish Pub on Jan. 5, 2016. Patrick Tomkus, 35, of Waterbury, and Brian Chandler, 30, of Naugatuck were arrested, and both were charged with third degree burglary, sixth degree larceny, and first degree criminal mischief. Police investigated the burglary at 1678 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk. that occurred at…

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Arrest made for Target robbery

April 7, 2016
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Joshua Lataif

Joshua Lataif, 28, of Torrington was arrested at the Torrington Police Department on April 16, at approximately 8 p.m., and transported to Southington police. The warrant stemmed from a robbery at the Southington Target store. The warrant alleges that on March 16, 2016, Lataif was being watched by Target’s loss prevention employee at the 600 Executive…

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