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Charter commission starts out hot

April 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

April 8, 2013
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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

By John Goralski Sports Writer As a senior, Alex Borofsky scored almost half his shots inside the three-point arc and almost one third of his shots from beyond. Nobody scored more points in the paint. Nobody scored more on the perimeter. He led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots. In his final game…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

April 6, 2013
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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

Margaret Waage Correspondent The loss of their 2-year-old son Joshua in 2008 led former Southington parents Elizabeth and Lee Florian to ask why. Joshua died suddenly after a fever June 26, 2008 from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. The family’s search for answers led them to a doctor who was able to determine that Joshua’s Addison’s disease came from a rare…

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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

April 5, 2013
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SHS cheerleading team takes third place in CIAC tournament

By Maargaret Waage Correspondent The Southington High School cheerleading team finished its season on a positive note. On Saturday, March 8, the SHS team competed and placed third overall in the co-ed division during the Connecticut Association of Schools Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) State Cheer tournament held at Floyd Little Athletic Center, New Haven.…

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BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

April 4, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million on the town side and $84.2 million for the Board of Education. The proposal will…

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Student filmmakers in town

April 4, 2013
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Student filmmakers in town

By Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent A pair of New York student filmmakers have chosen Southington as the perfect American town for an upcoming short film. Producer Kendell Haney and writer/director Paul Head, students at the Tisch School of the Arts in New York, will be filming scenes from Head’s short film “Clean Sheets” from April…

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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

April 3, 2013
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‘None better than John Weichsel’; Former Town Manager passes away

By Ed Harris Editor John Weichsel, Southington’s first town manager, passed away on  Friday, March 29. He was 80. Weichsel was first appointed town manager in 1966 and served until early 2011. He was succeeded by current Town Manager Garry Brumback. When the governance system was worked out in 1966, it was decided that the…

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Police seek public’s help in rash of burglaries that include a stolen handgun

April 2, 2013
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Southington Police are investigating a residential burglary on Charles Street that involved the theft of a loaded handgun. At 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, police were called to a home on Charles Street, where a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun was stolen from a night stand in the master bedroom. A witness observed…

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United Bank closing three branches, including one of the two Southington branches

April 2, 2013
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Marc Silvestrini Special to The Observer West Springfield, Mass.-based United Financial Bancorp Inc., parent of United Bank, plans to close three branches in Connecticut, including an office in the Terryville section of Plymouth and one of its two in Southington. The bank will close its branch at 98 Main St. in Southington and consolidate it…

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