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Demolition to begin at Ideal Forging

July 4, 2014
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Demolition to begin at Ideal Forging

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Demolition of the buildings of the abandoned Ideal Forging factory will begin soon and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. The Meridian Development Partners’ plan to build 263 condominiums as well as some retail stores is known as the Greenway Commons project. “It’s going to…

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Soldiers of misfortune; Win over undefeated Avon sparks 4-game skid

July 3, 2014
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Soldiers of misfortune; Win over undefeated Avon sparks 4-game skid

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Thursday, June 26, Kyle Cole ended a sixth inning threat with a strikeout to end the inning. Avon battled for two runners in the final inning, but Cole and his defense came up with three outs and swarmed onto the Southington field. Avon entered the game with no losses…

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Peter Romano named new director of operations

July 3, 2014
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Peter Romano named new director of operations

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer The Board of Education has officially appointed Peter Romano as the new director of operations for the Southington school system. Out of a pool of 50 applicants, school officials were most impressed with Romano and felt he was the best fit for the job. The rigorous hiring process included screenings…

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Temporary parking ban this evening, due to Hubbard Park fireworks

July 2, 2014
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There is a temporary parking ban in effect along the Southington and Meriden town line this evening, due to the fireworks display at Hubbard Park. The roads affected are Meriden Waterbury Road, (route 322) from I-691 to the Meriden town line, both Sides of Craig Avenue, the west side of Gwen Road and the west…

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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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