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Southington Observer Local News Section

There will be an answer… Let it ‘Bee’

Kelley’s ShamRockin’ Spellers get a “thumbs up” from Southington’s language arts coordinator Stephanie Lawlor during the opening round of the annual SEF spelling bee. On Thursday, April 20, 18 local trios battled for the coveted crown. For the story, see…

Southington resident named as Google Innovator

In the Newington school system, Southington resident John “Jay” Salerno is the “go-to” for all things related to computers. Over the past 2.5 years as director of educational technology, Salerno has helped everyone in the Newington district—from administrators and teachers…

Schedule released for Music on the Green

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Grab those picnic blankets and lawn chairs because the Southington Recreation Department announced the 2017 line-up for the Music on the Green concert series. The schedule was released this week, and officials expect another banner…

Dancing in the streets of London

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There aren’t many young American teenagers that can say they danced on the streets of London to make a music video. But that was just one of the experiences Bridget Stevens, a 13-year-old dance student…

Town expands special needs summer camp

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER Registration is currently open for Camp RISE (Recreation Integrated into Social Experiences), a Southington Recreation Department summer program. The camp provides children with physical, intellectual, developmental or other health impairments the opportunity to increase their…