Obituary: Edward Driscoll, 93

February 8, 2016
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Edward Driscoll, 93, died recently.

Edward Driscoll, 93, of Southington, passed away at the Meriden Center. He was the husband of Florence (Broden) Driscoll for over 69 years. Edward was born on January 24, 1923 in Bristol CT son of the late Joseph and Anna (Brand) Driscoll. He served in the Army Air Corp during WWII. Prior to his retirement,…

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Police announce parking ban until midnight today

February 8, 2016
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Snow Plow (022114)

Due to the impending snowfall, the Town of Southington and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets effective at noon today (Feb. 8). The ban will allow crews to clear the roadways. The ban will remain in effect through midnight, at which time the normal winter month’s overnight parking…

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Editorial: Are we doomed to repeat it?

February 6, 2016
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Southington Observer

When the Town Council decided to reimburse Tom Lombardi for his legal expenses with the recent ethics complaint, it finally put to rest the issue. Now is the time to revisit our code of ethics, armed with the lessons learned from this botched investigation, and try to avoid a repeat performance. When Southington enacted its…

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Commentary: Winners never quit, and quitters never win

February 6, 2016
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John Goralski
Southington Observer Editor

A part of me knew that I was in for it when I wrote my recent column about a lopsided varsity basketball loss. It was intended as a tip of the hat to the strength of the kids that suffered through it, but some read it differently. I don’t think I was ready for the…

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Letter: Local union supports Bread for Life

February 6, 2016
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From left, Southington Unit Vice President Suzanne Topper, Steward Kimberly Salerno, Ulla Gibbs, Unit President Deborah Stevens, Gary Danks, Steward Melissa Robarge and Bread for Life Director Eldon Hafford

To the editor: The Southington Paraeducator/ABA Union, UPSEU Unit 50, was proud to sponsor their annual district dress down day and food drive. Through a cooperative effort, with the Southington Board of Education and Michelle Passamano (Assistant to Assistant Superintendent Steve Madancy), the unit was able to raise an all-time high of $1,600 and collected…

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Spring Street closed by fire and downed line

February 5, 2016
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A downed power line during today's storm caused a fire that temporarily shut down Spring Street.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER A fire sparked on Spring Street this morning when heavy snowfall brought down a power line. A main line beside The Step Saver building at 213 Spring St., home to The Observer, came down just before 11 a.m. The fire melted a long line of snow alongside the building, and held a…

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Obituary: Audrey ‘Dee’ A. Tomasko, 67

February 5, 2016
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Audrey “Dee” A. Tomasko, 67, died on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.

Audrey “Dee” A. (Toomey) Tomasko, 67, of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at her home. She was the loving wife of Dave Tomasko for 44 years. Born on January 31, 1949 in Bridgeport to the late Frederick and Dorothy (Delaney) Toomey, she had been a longtime Milford…

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Parking ban in effect

February 5, 2016
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Snow Plow (022114)

Due to the ongoing snowfall and attempts to clear the roadways of snow, the Town of Southington and the Southington Police Department will be implementing a parking ban on all streets effective immediately.  The ban will remain in effect until further notice. At Midnight the normal winter month’s overnight parking ban will go into effect.

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Mardi Gras: When masks are a legal requirement

February 5, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Just think of it as following the letter of the law. When you think of Mardi Gras, which this year is Feb. 9, you think of masks. After all, it is the tradition. But there is a reason why, according to the official website of New Orleans’s Mardi Gras celebrations,…

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