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Town offers residents a free prescription drug discount card

June 29, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor Partnering with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) and ProAct, Inc., the town is offering a prescription discount card to residents. The free cards are automatically being sent out to residents. The cards are not insurance related and may be used with your existing insurance. Savings are only available at participating…

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Legion ball lets the healing begin; Local players have no time to lament another championship loss

June 28, 2014
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Legion ball lets the healing begin; Local players have no time to lament another championship loss

By John Goralski Sports Writer Marc Verderame forced a smile as his players filed onto the field the day after the high school’s loss in the state championship game. The American Legion baseball coach looked unfazed by the recent heartbreak as he ran his summer hopefuls through the motions for preseason tryouts. Make no mistake.…

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Beecher Street property sold ; Former home of Board of Education offices

June 28, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Town Council approved the sale of 49 Beecher Street, the former home of the Board of Education’s administrative offices, Monday night. A public hearing on the proposed sale was held shortly before the council meeting. The Planning and Zoning Commission also recently approved the sale of the two-acre property.…

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Elementary guidance grant helps parents, students and teachers

June 27, 2014
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Managing anger, learning to listen, being assertive and showing compassion are just four of many guidance lessons the Southington school district has been able to implement with the help of a federal grant. During the beginning of the school year, Southington received an Elementary Guidance Grant from the U.S. Department…

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I-84 Closure schedule at a glance

June 27, 2014
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Interstate 84, at exit 30, will be closed this weekend. Here are the details. Friday, June 27 *9 a.m: Southington Rest Area, I-84 East closed *5 p.m. to 9 p.m: I-84 Exit 30 off and on ramps closed; Marion Avenue closed at ramps *6 p.m: One lane taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 (I-691)…

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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

June 27, 2014
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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

By Luke Marshall Special to The Observer The race for the state Senate 16th District is shaping up to be a one-man show. Joseph Markley, the Republican incumbent from Southington, has been endorsed for a fourth term in office. The 16th District covers portions of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Wolcott and Waterbury. “To say I have…

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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

June 27, 2014
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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Over five hundred students graduated as the Class of 2014 from Southington High School, with many sharing their appreciation for their close knit community and their excitement for the future. Family, friends, administrators and town officials all gathered on the field to celebrate with the Class of 2014. Many of…

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Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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Downtown needs cosmetic work

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s some minor issues, but it’s aesthetics,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and other…

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Dean’s List: Head of the Class; Laurel Dean is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Dean’s List: Head of the Class; Laurel Dean is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

By John Goralski Sports Writer With every gulp of air, clawed a few inches closer to the lead. With every plunge below the surface, her kicks drove her toward the front of the pack. Her injured leg screamed in pain with every stroke. Her lungs burned with every breath, but the Lady Knight senior was…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

By John Goralski Sports Writer For almost six minutes looked for any glimmer of light as he wrestled in the center ring at the 2013 state open finals. For two periods, the top ranked 195 pounder blocked every escape. Maxwell trailed, 4-0, midway through the match. He trailed, 4-2, with just a few seconds remaining.…

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