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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

November 7, 2013
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Town to hold milling demonstration for public

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer During the past year, the Southington Open Space Committee has collaborated with students and faculty from the University of Connecticut to start a forestry management plan and assessment at Crescent Lake, with the goal of maintaining the health and productivity of the forest. This project caught the attention of Chris…

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Wildcats topple No.2 in opener

November 6, 2013
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By John Goralski Sports Writer Wildcat coaches couldn’t have been too disappointed when their Lincoln College NE basketball team trailed the No. 2 team in the NJCAA division III rankings nine points at the half, but on Saturday, Nov. 2 the Wildcats were just getting started. Jordan Taylor led the locals with 20 points, 15…

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Spooky end for drive-in season

November 6, 2013
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Spooky end for drive-in season

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the fall in full-swing, the Southington Drive-in wrapped up its fourth season with its third annual Halloween Festival. Hosted by volunteers of The Southington Town wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) group, the festival featured double showings: Monsters, Inc. and the 1979 version of Amityville Horror. Attendees from Sout-hington…

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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

November 5, 2013
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Republicans keep control; Only one charter revision question passes

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Southington Republicans have retained control of the town, keeping majorities on the various town boards, including the Town Council and Board of Education. Though the faces may have changed somewhat, the Republicans kept a supermajority on the Town Council, with all six Republican candidates being elected. The three Democrats running…

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Quite turnout thus far for the municipal election

November 5, 2013
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By Observer staff Voter turnout at the polls has been a bit slow, officials said, but there is hope that the turnout will increase as people get out of work. “It’s kind of slow overall,” said Town Clerk Leslie Cotton. Cotton said she expected things to pick up this evening. She anticipated that about 30…

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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

November 3, 2013
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Naugatuck teen wins Connecticut Icon competition

By Luke Marshall Special to the Observer NAUGATUCK — This year’s Connecticut Icon hails from Naugatuck. Alexandra Hernandez, 17, won the Connecticut Icon competition during Southington’s annual Apple Harvest Festival. She won the top prize of $1,000 and the ability to record a song at a professional studio. The competition began Sept. 21 when over…

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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

November 2, 2013
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Senior night celebration; Lady Knights score a big upset in season finale

By John Goralski Sports Writer On Friday, Oct. 25, Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz stood, stunned, at the bench while his team swarmed the center of the court in celebration. The single number etched across the gym wall for senior night festivities drove home the point that Southington is still a young and up-and-coming…

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Tax abatement approved for Lake Compounce

November 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer The Southington Town Council recently voted to approve a five-year, 50 percent tax abatement for Lake Compounce amusement park, reducing the costs of adding new rides and attractions. During a recent council meeting, members of the Town Council all voted in favor of the tax abatement worth $4.2 million, stating…

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Officials: Full-day kindergarten kicks off to success

November 2, 2013
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Officials: Full-day kindergarten kicks off to success

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Kindergarten teacher Franca Imme of Plantsville Elementary School recently counted down from ten as her students lined up one by one to make their way to the all-purpose room where they participated in Apple Day, an event full of fun and educational activities. All 15 students gathered their backpacks together…

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Southington Council chooses to go with CRCOG

November 2, 2013
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By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer With the consolidation of regional planning agencies in the state, the Town Council voted Monday night in approval to join Hartford’s Capital Region Council of Governments (CRCOG), as suggested by the Office of Policy and Management (OPM), which is responsible for all state staff planning. “It was not an easy…

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