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Obituary: Rosalyn J. (Testa) Teardo, 74

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Rosalyn J. (Testa) Teardo, 74

Rosalyn J. (Testa) Teardo, 74, of Bristol, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Bristol Hospital.  She was the wife of John M. Teardo Sr. She was born in New Britain on Sept. 19, 1943.the daughter of the late Pasco and Mary (Mauro) Testa Sr.  Prior to her retirement she had been a Nurses…

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Obituary: Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87

Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marie (DellaVecchia) Binkowski. He was born May 3, 1930 in Southington, the son of the late Aloysius and Mary (Muszynski) Binkowski. He was a Design Analysist for Pratt & Whitney for 38…

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Obituary: Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87

Robert J. “Beansy” Binkowski, 87, passed away Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Marie (DellaVecchia) Binkowski. He was born May 3, 1930 in Southington, the son of the late Aloysius and Mary (Muszynski) Binkowski. He was a Design Analysist for Pratt & Whitney for 38…

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Obituary: Vivian ‘Dolly’ Rodrigue, 90

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Vivian ‘Dolly’ Rodrigue, 90

Vivian “Dolly” Rodrigue, 90, of Southington, passed away Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at HCC New Britain. She was the wife of Jean  Yves Rodrigue for 61 years. She was born Nov. 22, 1927 in New Britain, the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Murphy) Rund.  She had retired from Telemecanique  in Plantsville. Vivian loved…

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Obituary: Constance ‘Lillian’ (Worrall) Madin, 96

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Constance ‘Lillian’ (Worrall) Madin, 96

Our mother Constance “Lillian” (Worrall) Madin, passed away peacefully in the early morning of December 24, 2017 at the Southington Care Center. She was born on December 19, 1921 in New Haven to the late Fred and Katherine (Bohan) Worrall. In 1924, at the age of three, she moved with her family to Plantsville and…

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Obituary: Barbara (Kaye) Del Santo, 74

January 15, 2018
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Obituary: Barbara (Kaye) Del Santo, 74

Barbara (Kaye) Del Santo, 74, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 10th at John Dempsey Hospital. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” Del Santo. Barbara was born in New Britain on Sept. 28, 1943, the daughter of the late Edward and Carolyn (Linn) Kaye. She retired from the Town of Southington,…

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Southington Care Center celebrates long-term staff and 5 star rating

January 15, 2018
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Southington Care Center celebrates long-term staff and 5 star rating

Southington Care Center, located at 45 Meriden Ave., recently received a five-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as reported by U.S. News & World Report on Oct. 31. Only 15 percent of the facilities rated in the study received the top rating. “This achievement, which we have consistently received, validates…

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Editorial: It’s ‘snow’ problem

January 13, 2018
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Editorial: It’s ‘snow’ problem

Kudos to the Southington Highway Department during the early winter storms. Once again, local workers raised the bar for communities in the area. Whether it was the snow and ice storm on Christmas weekend or the latest snow dump, Southington’s plows have been superb. One of our Observer staff took a small ride around the…

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Townline Pizza: Back to business

January 12, 2018
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Townline Pizza: Back to business

Things are finally getting back to normal at Townline Pizza. The business has officials re-opened after the fire in 2017. Photos by Janelle Morelli

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To teach, or not to teach? That is the question

January 12, 2018
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To teach, or not to teach? That is the question

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER With last week’s heavy snow, Southington Public Schools announced back-to-back snow days, one on Thursday and another on Friday, sending a ripple through teachers’ classroom plans, events, after school activities, and a trickle effect that continues to influence the schools through the end of the school year. The two cancelations…

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