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Author speaks on her book and Southington’s Big Read

February 1, 2013
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Author speaks on her book and Southington’s Big Read

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer New York Times bestselling author Charlotte Rogan, whose novel “The Lifeboat” is featured in the Southington Library’s 2013 Big Read, discussed her book and the publishing industry in a recent interview with The Observer. The novel chronicles the sinking of a fictional ocean liner and the aftermath when survivors crowd…

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Lady Knights upset Weaver, beat Newington

January 31, 2013
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Lady Knights upset Weaver, beat Newington

By John Goralski Sports Writer The most impressive numbers can’t be found in the box score. In both victories last week. You have to look betwen the lines to find it. Maeghan Chapman held Weaver’s top scorer to just three points, and she matched that feat against Newington’s go-to shooter. Sarah Mongillo and freshman Natalie…

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Five teenagers arrested following investigation into stolen handguns

January 31, 2013
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Five teenagers are under arrest for their alleged roles in the theft of firearms from a Southington home. Over the course of the last few days, police arrested three 18-year-olds and two 17-year-olds following an investigation that started when one of the arrestee’s relatives found a handgun under a bed and notified police. According to…

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Referendum set for March 19

January 31, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The fate of the updated middle school renovations projects rests in the hands of Southington’s voters, now that the Town Council has officially scheduled a town referendum for Tuesday, March 19. The electorate has already expressed approval of the proposal to renovate Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools – in 2011,…

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Embracing the challenge; Local tournament welcomes top teams in the region

January 30, 2013
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Embracing the challenge; Local tournament welcomes top teams in the region

By John Goralski Sports Writer Austin Sullivan was trailing by eight points when Coach Derek Dion made his way to the mat from another Blue Knigth bout. An in-state wrestler was slowly gaining dominance over Sullivan in the 183-pound match, and a red-faced coach bellowed from the sidelines. Sullivan reversed his opponent and planted him…

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School board asks for $85.3 million; Funds include full-day kindergarten proposal

January 30, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Board of Education approved a school budget of $85.3 million for the next fiscal year that includes the funds necessary to launch a full-day kindergarten program. The recommended budget represents a 3.51 percent increase over the previous year. This is a reduction of about $900,000 from the proposal presented…

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Sloper registration set to begin

January 28, 2013
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Registration for YMCA Camp Sloper’s 64th year of day camp will open on February 2nd with Online Early Bird Registration. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, priority registration for 2012 campers and full members of the Southington and Cheshire Community YMCAs will be accessible through the online registration page by linking from www.ymcacampsloper.org. …

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Wildcats recognize Observer sports writer John Goralski

January 27, 2013
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Wildcats recognize Observer sports writer John Goralski

On Thursday, Jan. 17, Southington Observer sports writer John Goralski was recognized by the Lincoln College New England men’s basketball team (formerly known as Briarwood College) for almost one decade of sports coverage. Coaches and players presented Goralski with a framed Briarwood College jersey and plaque.

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Miss Teen USA gives lessons to stop bullies

January 27, 2013
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Logan West knows what it’s like to be bullied. When the current Miss Teen USA was younger, she found herself a target of a bully. But the Southington resident survived the experience. To ensure other children don’t have to go through what she went through, she created a program, “Bully…

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The race for 140 points; Knights improve by 3 points without full lineup

January 26, 2013
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The race for 140 points; Knights improve by 3 points without full lineup

By John Goralski Sports Writer Lexi Rothstein catapulted herself off the the vault and twisted like a corkscrew before sticking her landing. Kayla Nati launched herself between the bars as if she was mad at gravity, and the Lady Knights stuck to the beam as if they had glue on their feet. On Saturday, Jan.…

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