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Southington Observer Local News Section

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…

STEPS asks if you have taken the PROMise?

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER The Southington Town-wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) is once again getting involved with Southington High School’s prom planning to encourage safe evenings for the students. STEPS members will join SHS staff to present junior…

McDonald’s holding job fair across state

McDonald’s restaurants in Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County) are looking to hire up to 1,200 new employees during a one-day hiring event on Tuesday, April 25. The one-day event will focus on all positions, depending on location, from maintenance to crew…

DAR Good Citizen award winners

Three Southington High School Seniors were presented with the 2017 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award at a March 13 ceremony at First Baptist Church. The award recognizes seniors for strong academics, as well as community and civic…

SHS music department wins national award

The Southington Public School district has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Southington is among 4 percent of districts nationwide…