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Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

March 31, 2015
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Ideal Forging update: Road closure could begin on April 1

Just days after the updated traffic plan, officials at Weston and Sampson have updated the time frame for demolition. Work is proceeding rapidly, so workers anticipate intermittent road closures of Factory Square/High Street on Wednesday or Thursday to allow safe demolition of the face of 66 High Street. The road would not be closed for the…

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Obituaries for April 3

April 1, 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: Cecil B. Breedlove Sr., 80, of Meriden and formerly of Southington, died on Saturday, March 21 at MidState Medical Center in Meriden. Stanley V. Gryniuk,…

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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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Local Jewish congregation offers Seder for Passover

March 31, 2015
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Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation invites the community to celebrate Passover on the seventh night of the holiday. Although the temple usually hosts a second night community Seder, this year, they will hold the event on the seventh night of the holiday, Thursday, April 9. The…

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DePaolo competes at MATHCOUNTS district event

March 31, 2015
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Six students represented DePaolo Middle School at a MATHCOUNTS district competition at the University of Hartford on Feb. 7. MATHCOUNTS is a competitive math program for highly motivated students with excellent math skills. The team is coached by Wally Bailey. From left, Brett Hunter, Justin…

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Pelligrinelli named lax captain at Southern Maine

March 31, 2015
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Former Lady Knight lacrosse captain (2012) Sarah Pelligrinelli was named as captain of the 2015 University of Southern Maine women’s lacrosse team. She is a junior majoring in therapeutic recreation, and she was also recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete Award and the Shelby…

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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

March 30, 2015
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Capital markets expert is a 6th grader at Kennedy

Trevor Francis of Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville won the state title in the The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s (SIFMA) InvestWrite essay competition with McGraw Hill Financial. InvestWrite challenges students in grades 4-12 to analyze an investment scenario and recommend portfolio allocations targeting…

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Registration begins on April 15 for Youth Summer Theater

March 30, 2015
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The Southington Youth Summer Theater workshop will offer three programs for Southington residents entering grades 3-12. Registration will take place online only. Registration will open on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, April 15. The registration link will be posted…

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Police announce 2 arrests at March 20 DUI checkpoint

March 30, 2015
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On Friday, March 20, the Southington Police Department conducted a driving under the influence (DUI) checkpoint. The investigation was held between the hours of 10 p.m. and 2:30 a.m. on Queen Street, south of the I-84 westbound on-ramp. During this time Officers stopped and spoke…

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