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Connecticut governor wants guns denied to terror watch list

November 24, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has called on top congressional leaders to pass legislation that would prohibit the sale of firearms and explosives to anyone suspected by the federal government of being a terrorist. In a letter dated Sunday, the Democrat urged Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader, Senate Majority…

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Southington Catholic announces first quarter honor roll

November 24, 2015
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Southington Catholic School announced the honor roll for the first quarter. The following students earned high honors: Lauren Bush, Connor Keegan, Valerie Sprague, Haley Weiner, Kira Hanner, David Jerman, Adriana Shea, Andrew Cawley, Justin Hassler, and Emma Kief. To qualify for high honors, students must have earned an “A” in every subject. The following students…

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Half century later, Hot Tuna’s Casady still hot for his vocation

November 22, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Fifty years for one career is a long time for any vocation. And to keep plugging along in that career into your seventh decade of life is also an incredible feat. But Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have been cooking along as musicians since the 1950s when they started off…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for November

November 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for November. Front, from left, Sophie Wojcicki, Glen Somers, Daniel Semmel, Giovanni Donato, Abby Darling, Ami Kaur, and Kaitlin Siedel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Rachel Martins, Adam Goralski, Jacob Gius, Natalie Millerick, Chase Swain, and Principal Frank Pepe.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its November students of the month. In sixth grade Daniel Semmel, Kaitlin Siedel, and Abby Darling were selected by their teams. Daniel is the son of Martin and Jennifer Semmel and received an arts and music award in elementary school. He is part of the…

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Marion Avenue remains closed after tractor trailer accident

November 20, 2015
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At approximately 10:03 a.m. this morning, the Southington Police and the Southington Fire Departments responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident in the area of Marion Avenue and Burritt Street, which has resulted in a road closure. Upon arrival, police found that a tractor trailer had struck a utility pole, and the pole…

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The Tenors takes Bushnell crowd on a journey

November 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When Victor Micallef of The Tenors spoke to The Observer to promote the group’s upcoming Connecticut show, he explained the four man ensemble tries to take its audience on a musical journey via their performances. The purpose of the journey is to ease the stress of our every day lives.…

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Town seeks ‘Official Switch Flipper’ for holiday lights

November 19, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Southington’s Town Green will light up for the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 4, and one lucky child from Southington will flip the switch for this year’s holiday light display. The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting its third annual “Official Switch Flipper” contest to select a local child to…

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Homewood Suites reads to Kelley kindergarteners

November 19, 2015
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Amanda Roberts, the director of sales for Homewood Suites, reads to a group of Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three representatives from Homewood Suites, located on West Street, spent an afternoon with Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners last week. Amanda Roberts, Lily Lacknicki, and Jessica Sample read to two kindergarten classes, taught by Rosemary Risser and Amy Lasbury, sharing the story of “Lewis the Duck.” Lewis is the mascot of Homewood Suites…

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Hatton salutes our veterans

November 19, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Wednesday, Nov. 11, students at Hatton Elementary School took time from their studies to celebrate Veteran’s Day with some hands-on history. CLICK TO ENLARGE

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‘Ye Olde Country Fair’ in Plantsville

November 19, 2015
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Visitors enjoy the gingerbread village at “Ye Olde Country Fair” at Plantsville Congregational Church. The 25th annual event kicks off the holiday season in town with a variety of crafts made by church members, gift baskets, a cookie walk, homemade canned and baked goods, gingerbread houses, Christmas decorations, and a silent auction.…

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