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Southington native, Vatican exhibitor to sign books

SOUTHINGTON - Famous sculptor and town native Dale Zarrella will do a presentation on his art Sept. 27 at the Southington Community Cultural Arts Center, where he will also sign his book and give guests a free print. Zarrella, who now lives in Hawaii where he creates masterful wood sculptures and p

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-25 05:09:00

Southington chamber plans big October push

SOUTHINGTON - The Southington Chamber of Commerce is asking members to show their pride during "Membership Month," offering perks for promoting the chamber in October. "We figured that it would be a good time to showcase our chamber pride with the Apple Harvest Festival bringing many outsiders into

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-24 04:24:00

Letter: PZC secretary remembers late Southington activist

We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words. Last week, Southington lost a great citizen. For those of you who ever attended any town meeting in the past deca

SOUTHINGTONOBSERVER.COM - 2017-09-23 11:00:23

Southington Rotary installs 2017-18 officers, directors

SOUTHINGTON - The Rotary Club of Southington has installed its 2017-18 officers, headed by a new president, Craig Zettergren. Other new officers include Vice President Fred Kuriger. Dolores Fanelli remains executive secretary and Dan Daigle executive treasurer. The sergeant-at-arms is Audrey Brown

BRISTOL PRESS - 2017-09-23 05:41:00

All eyes on new Southington mural honoring armed forces

SOUTHINGTON - A new mural paying homage to the different military branches should be finished soon at the American Legion building in downtown. The mural has drawn attention as it progressed over the summer. "We've been trying to get this done for several years, so we're very happy it has finally

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 03:42:00

Southington Apple Harvest Festival Parking Restrictions Announced

SOUTHINGTON, CT - Southington Police on Friday released a set of parking restrictions associated with the 2017 Apple Harvest Festival. On Friday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 1 and from Friday, Oct. 6 through through Sunday, Oct. 8, the following streets will be posted as "No Parking" on either si

PATCH - 2017-09-22 20:08:07

Letter: Perry Endorsed in Southington

To the Editor: I am a lifelong resident of Southington and registered as an unaffiliated voter. I am writing in support of unaffiliated Southington Town Council candidate Jack Perry. As an entrepreneur who built his small business, HQ Dumpsters, from the ground up here in town, Jack has the know-ho

PATCH - 2017-09-22 19:47:01

What you need to know about the 6 new faces running for Town Council in Southington

SOUTHINGTON - There are six new faces running for Town Council this fall with varying backgrounds, while seven incumbents are seeking reelection. Democratic incumbents Christopher Palmieri, John Barry and Dawn Miceli are running for re-election, as are Republican incumbents Michael Riccio, Paul Cha

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-23 00:35:00

Southington, Meriden looking to work together on traffic light repair

The town of Southington is exploring a partnership with the city of Meriden involving emergency traffic light repair work. Southington Police Chief John Daly said the town is looking into cost-effective ways to repair traffic lights after reviewing expenditures. Daly said electricians employed by t

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 23:59:59

Taco Bell in Southington closed Friday afternoon following gas leak

SOUTHINGTON - Taco Bell on Queen Street was closed Friday after a gas leak. At 3 p.m. Friday, fire crews responded to Taco Bell, 709 Queen St., for a reported gas leak, according to Battalion Chief Glenn Dube. Eversource Energy determined the leak was coming from the water heater, Dube said. The re

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 23:49:00

Minor injuries reported in Southington crash

SOUTHINGTON - No serious injuries were reported after a two-car crash on South Main Street Friday morning. About 10:00 a.m., crews were dispatched to the area of 1219 S. Main St., in front of Sliders Grill & Bar, for reports of a two-car crash. The crash occurred in the middle of the South Main an

RECORD-JOURNAL - 2017-09-22 20:22:00

Guidelines for Submitting Letters to the Southington Patch Editor

SOUTHINGTON, CT - Friday marks the official beginning of autumn, and as the leaves begin to cover the grass, other brightly-colored objects are also appearing on lawns across Hartford and Tolland counties - campaign signs. Campaigns for municipal elections are in full swing, and with that comes the

PATCH - 2017-09-22 13:49:42

Overturned vehicle on I-91 north in Hartford closes the 4 left lanes

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - The four left lanes on Interstate 91 northbound in Hartford are closed due to an overturned vehicle Saturday night. According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, the overturned car accident took place between exits 33 and 34 on I-91 northbound. As a result of th

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-24 01:54:10

Record-Breaking Heat Recorded at Bradley Airport

Sunday's heat was record-breaking in the Hartford area, reaching 90 degrees at Bradley International Airport, breaking the previous record for the day of 89 degrees, recorded in 1959. The record high for the shoreline is currently 87 degrees which was also set in 1959. Records for the shoreline are

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-24 19:44:27

Second full day of fall brings record-breaking heat

The state saw record-breaking heat on the second full day of fall on Sunday, as temperatures soared into the low 90s in some spots. A trip to the beach was more appropriate this weekend than to the pumpkin patch, and if you headed to either, you needed the sunscreen. Record heat was reached on Sunda

EYEWITNESS NEWS - 2017-09-24 19:45:00

Huge Turnout For Saint Francis Miracles Gala

About 1,400 guests attended the Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center's 28th annual Miracles Gala Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. The 2017 gala benefits Saint Francis' Women and Infants Services, a personal cause for George and Veronica Payne: Their daughter

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-09-25 09:59:00

New foundation president ready to get down to business

NEW BRITAIN - About five weeks into his new role as president of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, David Obedzinski is ready to get to work. "I've spent a lot of time with the staff to get to know them, to learn about the policies and procedures and how the foundation conducts its bu

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:38:00

Obedzinski sets 'listening tour' of area nonprofits

To help himself get acclimated and familiar with organizations in the area, David Obezinski has scheduled a listening tour - a series of community meetings with nonprofit organizations in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington during October. The listening tour will provide Obedzinski and

NEW BRITAIN HERALD - 2017-09-25 05:29:00

Merkel Wins 4th Term But Nationalists Surge in German Vote

The outcome puts Merkel on course to win a fourth term as chancellor - but leaves her with the very tricky task of forming a new government AP Photo/Markus Schreiber German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term Sunday, but now faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-09-25 00:35:23

Merkel wins fourth term as German far-right party makes gains

(ABC News) - German voters rewarded Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in national elections on Sunday, sending the chancellor to a record fourth term as one of Europe's key leaders, while a far-right party in the country made some initial and possibly disruptive gai

WTNH.COM - 2017-09-24 21:49:48