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Sign ups for Cub Scouts on Sept. 14

The Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Sept. 14 will be holding sign-ups for the Cub Scouts in a number of locations across the state of Connecticut. To find a unit near you visit or call at 860-913-2700. Cub…

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…