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Southington Observer Local News Section

Time to get wet, says Accuweather

 A little bit of warmth will now lead to rain, reports Accuweather  State College, Pa. — 10 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern that brought summerlike warmth to much of the East recently will yield to clouds, rain…

Annie is the key….yes siree!

Kennedy and DePaolo Middle School Drama Club take the stage in their most recent production of Annie.  The show will run this weekend, April 10th and 12th as well.   Performances will be held at Kennedy Middle School at 7:00…

Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to…

Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

Margaret Waage Correspondent The loss of their 2-year-old son Joshua in 2008 led former Southington parents Elizabeth and Lee Florian to ask why. Joshua died suddenly after a fever June 26, 2008 from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. The family’s search for answers led them to…

BOF proposed budget lowers mill rate

By Ed Harris Editor The Board of Finance has passed a proposed $129.3 million dollar budget that scales back money for the Board of Education and slightly lowers the mill rate. The board unanimously passed a recommendation of $45.1 million…

Student filmmakers in town

By Kellie Lambert McGuire Correspondent A pair of New York student filmmakers have chosen Southington as the perfect American town for an upcoming short film. Producer Kendell Haney and writer/director Paul Head, students at the Tisch School of the Arts…