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Police seek help in finding missing 19-year-old

April 1, 2015
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The Plainville Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 19-year-old named Leoule “Leo” Kassahun. Kassahun suffers from mild autism and police officials say there are concerns for his safety. He was last seen at his residence the morning of March 26, 2015 and is believed to have left on foot. No…

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Bristol police cracks down on texting and driving this month

April 1, 2015
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Throughout the month of April, the Bristol Police Department and law enforcement officers statewide will use a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text and drive. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, the effort is…

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Heather Bailey scholarship applications available

April 1, 2015
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The Heather Bailey Memorial Scholarship Award is now accepting applications. The purpose of the scholarship is three-fold: To honor the memory of Heather Bailey, a former Northeast School student. To provide financial assistance to a graduating senior to further his/her studies. To recognize a graduating…

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Obituaries for April 3

April 1, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in Friday’s Observer. Laura Cartier, 95, died on Wednesday, March 25. Robert J. Vontell, 71, of Terryville, husband of Elaine K. (Fischer) Vontell, died Thursday, March 19 at St. Francis Medical Center, Hartford. Welmer “Will” L. Chasse, 80, of…

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Southington plays host to Miss Hometown; wrapping up Class of 2015 for Miss CT

April 1, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The final piece of the Miss Connecticut class of 2015 puzzle was put into place at Southington’s Derynoski School on Saturday night. Kaitlyn Bogue was crowned Miss Oxford in the Miss Hometown pageant. (In the Miss Hometown pageant, the winning…

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Aaron Hernandez’s fiancee: I removed box at his request

April 1, 2015
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BY MICHELLE R. SMITH Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez testified in his murder trial Monday that she removed a box from their basement at his request the day after the slaying. Shayanna Jenkins…

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Bristol police crack down on texting and driving this month

March 31, 2015
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Throughout the month of April, the Bristol Police Department and law enforcement officers statewide will use a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who text and drive. According to a press release from the Bristol Police Department, the effort is…

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Mayor to present proclamation to Greater Bristol RSVP for service to community

March 31, 2015
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On April 7, Mayor Ken Cockayne will join 27 mayors across the state of Connecticut in a day of recognition to highlight the impact of Senior Corps and AmeriCorps on city challenges. Cockayne will be meeting with members of the Greater Bristol RSVP to present…

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Summer Challenge Quest applications being accepted

March 31, 2015
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City of Bristol Youth Services is accepting applications for their 2015 Summer Challenge Quest Program to be held from Monday, Aug. 10 through Friday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pine Lake Challenge Course. Challenge Quest is an adventure-based summer escape that…

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