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Southington woman dies in Caribbean accident — By Mary Ellen Godin Record-Journal staff SOUTHINGTON - The family of a local woman who died in a water-related accident while vacationing in the Virgin Islands last week recalled a kind woman who listened to others and was devoted to her family.

Wallingford tree replacement process continues — By Andrew Ragali Record-Journal staff WALLINGFORD - The second phase of downtown tree removal and replacement is underway. On Tuesday, Public Works Director Henry McCully, the town's tree warden, placed removal notices on 38 pear and oak trees lining Center Street from Route 5 to North Main and South Main streets.

Vietnam veteran finally sees name added to Meriden memorial — By Dan Brechlin Record-Journal staff MERIDEN - Even getting out of the house for Raymond J. Cichon Jr. is a struggle these days. He had a lung removed a few years ago because of the cancer that was spreading throughout his body toward his heart.