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Editorial: 2016 Candidates take note

September 24, 2016
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Every year, The Observer offers the candidates an opportunity to address the issues—based on questions we have crafted—for the benefit of the readers. Typically, we address our offer privately to the candidates, either directly or through the local party chiefs, but during state campaigns this process has proven hit or miss. This year, we are…

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Vigil to remember victims of domestic violence Oct. 5

September 29, 2016
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Prudence Crandall Center will be holding its annual “Silent No More” Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. to remember those who have lost their lives in the past year due to domestic violence in Connecticut, and to raise awareness about this widespread…

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Obituary: Marion Emily (Williams) Klein, 100

September 29, 2016
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Marion Emily (Williams) Klein, 100, formerly of Bristol, passed away at Masonicare in Wallingford on August 31, 2016. She is now reunited with her loving husband, Raymond Klein. Marion was born on August 27, 1916 in Dormansville, New York daughter to the late Alfred and…

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Obituary: Robert H. Lenois Sr., 85

September 29, 2016
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Robert H. Lenois Sr., 85, of Southington, passed away on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was the beloved husband of Marjorie Bagdis Lenois. Robert was born in Springfield, MA on November 28, 1930 son of the late…

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Fifth year program offers STELLAR opportunities for special ed students

September 29, 2016
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By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Southington High School (SHS) has created a new fifth year program for local special education students to better acclimate to real world experiences. Southington’s Transitional Education in Life Learning and Adult Responsibilities, better known as “STELLAR,” piloted on Sept. 1.…

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Girls still battling for .500

September 29, 2016
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Taylor Hubert shrugs off a Platt defender during a 3-0 win on Sept. 19.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knight soccer team earned their second win of the season, but split results for the second week in a row. The Knight shut-out Platt but fell to Glastonbury in a lopsided shutout. Despite the score however, Southington coach…

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Soccer battles in tight loss to Glastonbury

September 29, 2016
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Joseph Colaccino fights for a 50/50 ball during a loss to Glastonbury.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Joe Colaccino positioned himself for the rebound off of the header. As the ball rolled towards the penalty box, he darted out of a group of defenders and raced towards a perfect opportunity at a tying goal. A fraction of…

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Field hockey still looking for 2nd win

September 29, 2016
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Sydney Rice leads a Southington attack during a loss in Avon last week.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After opening their season with a win, the Knights have since been in search for their second victory, coming away with just one goal in their next four tries. The Lady Knight field hockey team suffered their fourth-straight loss after…

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Meet the 2016 Apple Harvest Committee: Parade co-chair JoAnne Salerno is excited about this year’s ‘Get Fest’ cell phone app

September 28, 2016
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Apple Harvest Festival is almost here, and officials are working hard to prepare for opening day. The 2016 event runs from Friday, Sept. 30 to Sunday, Oct. 2 and Friday, Oct. 7 to Sunday, Oct. 9, and it will include…

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Volleyball finishes 4th at John Jay Invitational

September 28, 2016
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Morgan Raymond beats a Hall defender during a 3-0 conference win on Friday, Sept. 23.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER After winning the silver bracket at last year’s John Jay Invitation at John Jay High School in Cross River, N.Y., the Lady Knight volleyball team returned to this year’s tournament with much more intensity. On Saturday, Sept. 24, Southington rebounded…

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