Local News

Southington Observer Local News Section

Applications are available for Apple Harvest Hostesses

May 24, 2015
By
Apple Harvest logo

The Apple Harvest Committee has announced that Apple Harvest Hostess applications are being accepted for this year’s festival. This fall will mark the 47th Annual Apple Harvest Festival, and the Apple Harvest Hostesses have been serving the festival since its inception. Hostesses get to see first-hand how our community can come together to celebrate the…

Read more »

‘Extra’-hold on! It’s ‘Hairspray’ in New Britain

May 22, 2015
By

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Get out your combs and brushes, some extra hold hairspray, brush up your dances moves, and prepare to enjoy a little “Hairspray” this weekend and next. Connecticut Theatre Company continues its performances of the stage musical based on the cinematic satire, “Hairspray” from filmmaker John Waters. The story, told against…

Read more »

Memorial Day parade and services schedule

May 22, 2015
By
Parade- (12)

American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 has announced the schedule for Memorial Day services on Monday, May 25, including the annual Memorial Day parade and services at local cemeteries. The veteran organizations from Southington will hold a joint flag raising ceremony at the Southington Care Center at 8:45 a.m. The Memorial Day parade is scheduled for…

Read more »

Madancy named as Assistant Superintendent

May 22, 2015
By
The Board of Education appointed Steven G. Madancy, John F. Kennedy Middle School Prinicpal, as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education welcomed a new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction on May 14, appointing John F. Kennedy Middle School principal Steven G. Madancy. Madancy has been the principal at JFK Middle School since July of 2012, following seven years as a principal in Milford, serving two years at Pumpkin…

Read more »

In the land Far Far Away… Shrek at South End

May 21, 2015
By
Shreck Jr-Samantha Sullivan, Jack Barnum, and Kersyn McBride

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Students from South End Elementary School take the audience on a journey to the Kingdom of Far Far Away for a drama club production of “Shrek The Musical Jr.” The fifth graders performed last week. Samantha Sullivan (Fiona), Jack Barnum (Shrek), and Kersyn McBride (Donkey) starred in this musical event.

Read more »

Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
By
Budget

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

Read more »

Tensions mount over School Street project

May 21, 2015
By
Traffic 2

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Tensions were high at last week’s town council meeting when Chariman Michael Riccio concluded the council’s vote on a construction bid for School Street pavement repairs with the statement “I’ve never been so shocked in all my years on this town council.” In a 7-2 vote the council approved the bid for…

Read more »

2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

May 21, 2015
By
2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 47th Anniversary Poster? This is a great opportunity to share your talent with the community as well as a chance to win multiple prizes. Each participant must design a poster reflecting the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “Growing Community…

Read more »

Martinelli selected to board of CT CPA society

May 20, 2015
By
Susan A. Martinelli was elected to the board of directors at the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) has elected Susan A. Martinelli, CPA of Southington to serve as an at-large member of its Board of Directors for the organization’s 2015-2016 activity year.  Her election took place at the CTCPA Annual Meeting held recently at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. Ms. Martinelli is an…

Read more »

From the Health District: Drinking and Driving: A Public Health Concern

May 20, 2015
By

Tis the season to celebrate. It is time for outside fun and festivities, such as proms, graduations, and barbecues. The Plainville Southington Health District  stresses the importance of being responsible while celebrating, especially when behind the wheel. Alcohol impairs your ability to drive. In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, an average…

Read more »