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Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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By Ed Harris
Southington Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo, left, speaks with Town Engineer Keith Hayden during the walkthrough.

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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Laurel Dean

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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Zach Maxwell

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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Southington Library starts its adult summer reading series

June 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With people barbecuing on the grill and experimenting with their gardens this summer, the Southington Library has made the theme of their Adult Summer Reading programs food. The first two events to kickoff the “Tasteful Reads” programs will fuse culinary talent and literary knowledge. On Thursday June 26 at 6:30…

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Moose sighting in Southington

June 25, 2014
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Moose

By Ed Harris Editor A moose was spotted wandering around by the high school last Thursday, a few hours prior to graduation. Residents called police, reporting sightings on Loper and Flanders Streets during the early afternoon hours. The moose was sighted trying to cross Queen Street by Flanders later in the evening. The animal was…

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Plainville man charged with selling heroin

June 25, 2014
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Southington Police have arrested a Plainville man on charges that he was selling heroin in and around town. On Thursday, June 19, police arrested Fernando Vasquez, 22, of Plainville, following an investigation that spanned several months. He was charged with three counts of the sale of narcotics. He was held on a $300,000 bond with…

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Teenager charged in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street

June 24, 2014
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Eric Morelli

A Southington teenager was arrested earlier this evening in connection with Sunday’s fatal fire on Darling Street. Southington police arrested , 18, of 244 Westwood Rd., at 5 p.m. this evening. He was charged with first degree manslaughter and three counts of first degree reckless endangerment. Morelli was released after posting a $150,000 bond. He…

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Three generations of dancers to take part in dance festival

June 24, 2014
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Three generations of Connecticut dancers, some 300 enthusiasts in all, fly to Florida later this month to take part in Dance the World, one of the nation’s largest dance festivals, held every year at Disney World. Ranging in age from toddlers to teens, 77 current students from the Academy of Music and Dance, with studios…

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Death in apartment fire ruled a homicide

June 23, 2014
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The aftermath of Sunday’s early morning fire on Darling Street is shown above. The fire, which took place at the Summer Brook Apartments, resulted in the death of a lone female. Emergency response officials are currently investigating the fire.

The death of a 19-year-old woman in an apartment fire in Southington has been ruled a homicide, the state Chief Medical Examiner’s Office said Monday. The agency determined that Kristen Milano died of smoke inhalation in Sunday’s blaze at the Summer Brook Apartments. Authorities, however, would not say why they thought Milano’s death was a…

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South End alum take trip down memory lane

June 22, 2014
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By Tammi Naudus
Tyler Sweetman and Joe Fazzino share a laugh as they go through the contents of the South End time capsule.

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Twenty-eight students from the 2007 fifth grade class at South End Elementary School returned to their old stomping grounds to open a time capsule they put together seven years ago. Two of the student’s former teachers, Rita Stearn and Betty Brown were also on hand for the time capsule opening.…

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