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Scholarship awarded for late SPD officer

SO News - Michael Shanley scholarship

  Spencer McManus, a recent graduate from Xavier High School in Middletown, was recently awarded the inaugural Michael Shanley Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, named for the late Lt. Michael “Mike” Shanley, a 29-year veteran of the Southington Police Department who…

Bees take series against Bluefish

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In 140 Characters or Less: A five-run second inning and a rock solid performance by the bullpen lead the Bees to the 5-4 win in the rubber match vs. the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees erupted for five runs…

Water ban remains in effect


By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Special Infrastructure Committee meeting of the Board of Water Commissions scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 18 has been cancelled per request of the board President. According to the meeting agenda, the water restriction ordinance was…

Jen Cardines joins the Observer staff

Jen Cardines

The Observer welcomes Jen Cardines as our new staff writer for Southington news. Jen grew up in the region. She graduated from Newington High School and is a recent graduate from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where she studied English…

Water Department reopens town wells

Town of Southington

Southington Town Manager Gary Brumback announced that all of Southington’s wells are open, including the ones that were temporarily closed earlier today for testing. The decision was made after extensive testing by the Southington Water Department (SWD) under the supervision…

Town issues press release about spill

Emergency workers at Light Metals Coloring prepare the roof for removal and replacement to avoid further contamination.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Town of Southington released a joint message from the Southington Water Deparment (SWD) and the Plainville-Southington Health District (PSHD) as officials continue on the grounds of Light Metals Coloring at 270 Spring Street where 350 gallons…