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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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Top stories of 2012; Taking a look at headlines of the year

December 27, 2012
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The past year in Southington saw change, rebirth, drama and headaches. The former chair of the Town Council stepped down after receiving a promotion within the police department, in an effort to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest. The fire chief found himself under an investigation. The Board of Finance briefly went out…

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Computer company coming to town

December 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff writer Southington officials are excited by the pending arrival of Connecticut Online Computer Center, an Avon-based company which plans to bring its headquarters to West Street. Specifically, they will occupy the large building that once housed The Hartford. The insurance company announced its departure from the area in 2010 and gradually…

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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

The staff at The Southington Observer would like to wish everyone in town a happy holiday season.

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Southington High School announces first quarter honor roll

December 23, 2012
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Southington High School recently released its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Griffin Alix, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Angela Balaoing, Mikayla Bedell, Alexandra Bieniek, Samantha Butlien, Lauren Cafasso, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Grace Cardozo, Victoria Castillo, Katelin Chamberland, Benjamin Chasse, Fizza Chaudhry, Payton Chiaro, Nicole Christensen, Timothy…

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

December 21, 2012
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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Lady Knight foursome cheered the boys team as they circled the track just moments before their heat was called onto the track. On the balcony of the New Haven Athletic Center, another group of Knights cheered the Southington relay. On Friday, Dec. 14, the indoor track season opened with…

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Observing the Arts: Celebrate snowmen; Solve the ‘Underground Lab Mystery’

December 21, 2012
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The Imagine Nation Museum invites families to celebrate snowmen on Dec. 28. Author Rick Labadia will talk about his two books: “What Can a Snowman Count?” and “What Can a Snowman Wear? A Snowman Alphabet.” Kids can have fun with snowmen, and create a snow creature out of shaving cream in the Imagine It! Art…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Gura estimates are in; SCCA is ready to begin fundraising efforts

December 21, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has completed their feasibility study on the arts center plan for the Gura Building. When the Town Council gives its approval, the group will begin its fundraising efforts. “I feel good about how it’s going,” said Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA. “People are always coming…

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