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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

December 28, 2012
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Just enough to win; Hockey survives twice, improves to 3-0

By John Goralski Sports writer With less than two minutes left, Wethersfield pulled their goalie and pinned the puck deep in Hall-Southington’s zone. A strong attack in the final minute almost scored. At 30 seconds left, they forced the Warrior-Knight goalie to make another stop. With less than 10 seconds, it looked like a rugby…

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Southington group organizes to help Newtown

December 28, 2012
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In the first 72 hours since the unspeakable tragedy in Sandy Hook, the people of Southington, (and throughout the United States), have responded with great shock, anxiety and sadness, launching a tidal wave of compassion, inspiring a compelling need to do something meaningful to help the people of Newtown and to help the parents, teachers…

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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

December 28, 2012
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Playing together as a team; Forgione lays down the gauntlet for the Lady Knights

By John Goralski Sports Writer Maeghan Chapman dove at a loose ball, her elbow immediately started to swell, but she waved off her coach’s substitution. Freshman forward Natalie Wadolowski took an elbow to her face, came away with a bloody lip, but continued to battle for rebounds in the paint. On Friday, Dec. 21, the…

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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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Top stories of 2012; Taking a look at headlines of the year

December 27, 2012
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The past year in Southington saw change, rebirth, drama and headaches. The former chair of the Town Council stepped down after receiving a promotion within the police department, in an effort to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest. The fire chief found himself under an investigation. The Board of Finance briefly went out…

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Computer company coming to town

December 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff writer Southington officials are excited by the pending arrival of Connecticut Online Computer Center, an Avon-based company which plans to bring its headquarters to West Street. Specifically, they will occupy the large building that once housed The Hartford. The insurance company announced its departure from the area in 2010 and gradually…

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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

The staff at The Southington Observer would like to wish everyone in town a happy holiday season.

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Southington High School announces first quarter honor roll

December 23, 2012
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Southington High School recently released its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Griffin Alix, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Angela Balaoing, Mikayla Bedell, Alexandra Bieniek, Samantha Butlien, Lauren Cafasso, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Grace Cardozo, Victoria Castillo, Katelin Chamberland, Benjamin Chasse, Fizza Chaudhry, Payton Chiaro, Nicole Christensen, Timothy…

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

December 21, 2012
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Watching records fall; Lombardi, Gibbons break school records at the New Haven Invitational track meet

By John Goralski Sports Writer A Lady Knight foursome cheered the boys team as they circled the track just moments before their heat was called onto the track. On the balcony of the New Haven Athletic Center, another group of Knights cheered the Southington relay. On Friday, Dec. 14, the indoor track season opened with…

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