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Lady Knights stay perfect: Softball pushes winning streak to 62 games

May 21, 2015
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Dani Ahern races to third base during a double-header blowout over Hall on May 15.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After a week of five games in four days, the Lady Knights softball team (17-0) is still perfect and heading for yet another undefeated season. The Knights kicked off the week with a 13-0 win over the NW Catholic Indians (6-10) in West Hartford on Monday, May 11. Kaitlin Paterson went…

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In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
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Shreck Jr-Samantha Sullivan, Jack Barnum, and Kersyn McBride

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn…

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Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested…

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Knights sweep 3 powers, control the CCC West

May 21, 2015
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No. 1 singles player Kunal Kataria returns a volley at a recent home meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ever since the preseason when Southington coach Tony Mauro stated that this season’s team could be Southington’s strongest boys’ team in decades, his Knights have done nothing but backed their coach’s statement. With three wins this week, including two against perennial…

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Tensions mount over School Street project

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Tensions were high at last week’s town council meeting when Chariman Michael Riccio concluded the council’s vote on a construction bid for School Street pavement repairs with the statement “I’ve never been so shocked in all my years on this town council.”…

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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

May 21, 2015
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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 47th Anniversary Poster? This is a great opportunity to share your talent with the community as well as a chance to win multiple prizes. Each participant must design a poster reflecting the…

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Boissoneaults will be honored at KofC and Elks dinner on May 22

May 20, 2015
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Southington Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 announced a fundraiser dinner, along with the Southington Elks Club, which will benefit the Relay for Life and will honor a local family for their dedication to the relay. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge…

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Obituaries for May 22

May 20, 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: Regina S. Venditto, of Southington, died surrounded by her family on May 13. Randall T. Lepore, 49, of Southington, died on Monday, May 11 at…

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Police blotter for May 22

May 20, 2015
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Police blotter for May 22

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 13: Gerard W. Niemierowko, 23, of 36 Bagley Rd., Southington, was arrested on April 30 for possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and…

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