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Support the turf field with engraved bricks

March 24, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor Southington High School sports fans will literally be able to stamp their support for the Blue Knights with an engraved brick paver. The pavers will be displayed in a combined patio and walkway adjacent to the newly installed turf field. The Turf Committee is offering the bricks to help support the…

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Microgrid project finalist is from Southington

March 23, 2013
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By Marc Silvestrini Special to The Observer Twenty-seven potential microgrid projects from across the state, including three in area towns, have advanced to a final round of evaluation for funding, state officials said earlier this month. The 27 projects were among 36 the state received in response to a Request for Proposals under its new…

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Starbucks reopens following early morning bomb threat

March 22, 2013
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By Ed Harris   The Starbucks on Queen Street is back open, following an early morning bomb threat. Police responded to Starbucks just before 8 a.m., following a telephone threat. Five employees and 20 customers were evacuated from the premises. “The threat was they were going to blow up the establishment,” said Police Spokesman Sgt.…

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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

March 22, 2013
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Best for last; Swimmers continue to set best times at Class LL finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer Joe Taglia trimmed more than a tenth of a second off his qualifying time in the 400 freestyle relay, and Adam Sokolowski beat his time by almost a second and a half on the very next leg. Kolton Jankowski trimmed nearly five seconds in the third leg, and Bryan Adie…

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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

March 22, 2013
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United Way honors four hometown heroes at dinner

By Vanessa Stevens Corresponden A large crowd showed up Thursday at the Aqua Turf Club to support and honor four hometown heroes of Southington: Erin Gibney of the Giving Back Girls,  Paula Knight, Steve Daniels and Walter Hushak. The award, given by United Way of Southington, honors those who have made a difference in town.…

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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

March 22, 2013
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Team CT wins title; Abraham wins Giant Slalom at NE Race

By John Goralski Sports Writer Casey Abraham set the fastest time on her first run as she led a small list of just five skiers to navigate the Giant Slalom at Cannon Mountain in less than a minute. The Lady Knight skier finished both runs in less than two minutes to capture the overall title…

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Chamber award winners named

March 22, 2013
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Chamber award winners named

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Chamber of Commerce has recently released the names of its service awards recipients, who will be honored at the organization’s annual dinner next month. The honorees include Vinny Nanfito, recipient of the Riccio Brothers Business Person of the Year, Jerry Brick, receiving the Chamber’s Gail DePaolo Community Spirit honor…

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School board votes to bring ABA program in house

March 21, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Education has voted unanimously to bring its Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program in-house, a decision that has left some parents worried that the program could face a decline. The program is currently run by the CapitQal Region Education Council (CREC). Over the course of the last several school…

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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

March 21, 2013
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Physically Active Classroom earns grant

By Ed Harris Editor Schools in Southington will get a little more active thanks to a grant from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The insurance company bestowed the school system with a $24,000 grant that will be used to help combat childhood obesity through the Physically Active Classrooms program. The program is a collaboration…

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Twice is just as nice; Middle school renovations pass again

March 20, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The middle school renovations past for a second time at Tuesday’s referendum. The renovations were overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2011, but the renovations were sent back to referendum after it was discovered that the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) would significantly drive up cost estimates. This is the first time…

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