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Home Depot helps to spruce up Community Services

February 6, 2013
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Home Depot helps to spruce up Community Services

by Rob Glidden Staff Writer Volunteers from Home Depot launched a large-scale project to renovate the Community Services headquarters on Norton Street, with a plan to rework the former firehouse into a space that offered more possibilities to the department. There are two branches in Home Depot within in Southington – this one is on…

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Kennedy School staff to battle on the hardwood

February 5, 2013
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John F. Kennedy Middle School is getting ready to show great school spirit! Sticking with the Asset Building Classroom, and Southington Town-Wide Initiative to Promote Success (STEPS), the school is having a staff basketball game. Admission is $1, with proceeds going to the cheerleading team’s uniforms. This is no ordinary game, and the build up…

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Police await ruling on cause of death for William Gillan

February 5, 2013
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The Southington Police Department is still awaiting the cause of death of William Gillan, whose body was found alongside that of his mother Mildred Gillan at their Cedar Lane residence late last month. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has determined that 86-year-old Mildred’s death was due to natural causes. Police are still awaiting…

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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

February 3, 2013
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Wildcats are no easy mark; Lincoln beats Gateway and nearly topples Massasoit

By John Goralski Sports Writer Nobody gave Lincoln College a chance against Massassoit because you just can’t teach height in basketball. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the upper division junior college team shuffled six footers in an out of their lineup with like cards in a poker game while 7 foot, 2 inch center Andrew McCarthy…

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Overcoming injuries; Lady Knight gymnasts still aren’t at full strenght

February 2, 2013
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Overcoming injuries; Lady Knight gymnasts still aren’t at full strenght

By John Goralski Sports Writer In her first competition this season, Lindsey Socquet scored for the Lady Knights in the beam competition and just missed the scoring as she set the baseline for the Knights on beam and floor. On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Lady Knights should have been celebrating the return of one of…

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Hockey bests the best of Division II; Warrior-Knights challenge two top teams, first to beat East Catholic

February 2, 2013
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Hockey bests the best of Division II; Warrior-Knights challenge two top teams, first to beat East Catholic

By John Goralski Sports Writer The second period was the ultimate test for Hall-Southington defenders because East Catholic skaters seemed angry at the ice. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Warrior-Knights had surprised the undefeated Eagles with two goals in the first period, and the undefeated division two team threw everything they could at the DIII…

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Relay leaders look back at last year, plan for future

February 1, 2013
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Relay leaders look back at last year, plan for future

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The volunteers who make up Southington’s annual Relay for Life looked back on the event’s successes as the kickoff for the 2013 Relay began at Hawk’s Landing. Last year’s fundraiser took in $178,000. After the Relay’s expenses were taken care of, $164,000 was given to the American Cancer Society. This…

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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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