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Demolition and abatement process begins at Ideal Forging

March 5, 2015
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Preliminary traffic map for the Ideal Forging demolition (Subject to change).

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Ideal Forging buildings will be coming down within the next few months, a project which has been in the works since 2007 when Meridian Development Partners acquired the property. The developer, project director, environmental consultant, engineer, and demolition contractors revealed their plans to the public at an informational meeting at…

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Home show features local businesses

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Local business owners gathered to showcase their businesses in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria for the first Derynoski PTO Home and Business Show on Saturday, Feb. 28. The businesses represented at the Home and Business Show included retail stores, bakeries, pet…

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Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of…

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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,”…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the…

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Registration is open for Southington’s Community Garden

March 4, 2015
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The Southington Community Garden Association will hold a drawing for garden bed allocations for the East Street garden and the Academy Street garden on Friday, April 3. Applications for the drawing can be obtained from the Planning Department, 196 No. Main St., Southington, or on…

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Obituaries for March 6

March 4, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Richard J. Capristo ,70, of Southington died on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was a Southington…

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