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Southington Observer Local News Section

Rex Forge oil spill was contained

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The devastating fire at Rex Forge and the subsequent oil spill into the nearby Quinnipiac River was contained by state and local officials by the next day. The July 31 fire started shortly before 8…

Questioning the Gura building

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Members of the Southington Community Cultural Arts group plan to respond in detail to questions raised by officials about their plans for the Gura Building at Monday’s Town Council meeting. A two-page analysis of the…

West crowned Miss Teen USA

Connecticut, and Southington in particular, can now lay claim to another national celebrity. On Saturday night, at a competition held in the Bahamas, Logan West of Southington was crowned the 2012 Miss Teen USA. The national pageant is described in…

Top it off: Barnes gets new roof

By Rob Glidden Staff Reporter After 175 years of standing up to weather and wear, the roof at the Barnes Museum is currently being replaced. “It’s a good feeling to know that they are up there,” said curator Marie Secondo.…

Looking at library expansion

By Rob Glidden Staff Reporter Inside the town’s new capital improvement plan is a small $30,000 expense that may have a major impact on Southington. A planned architectural study will examine the possibility of expanding the Southington Library, which has…