Local News

Southington Observer Local News Section

Thousands expected at Shamrock Run and Walk this weekend

March 19, 2015
By

By LISA CAPOBIANCOSTAFF WRITER Over the past 12 years, the cold temperatures and snow on the ground have not stopped thousands of people from participating in the annual Shamrock Run and Walk. This weekend, a crowd of participants are expected to return again for the event, which has become an annual tradition for local families…

Read more »

Southington is a Farmers market: McDougall Agency is the first carrier in the state

March 19, 2015
By
Southington is a Farmers market: McDougall Agency is the first carrier in the state

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR You’ve heard the theme song. “We are Farmers,” they sing. “Bum, badum, bum. Bum. Bum. Bum.” If you’re turned on your television lately, you’ve seen the commercials. A Farmers agent escorts a client into an insurable situation. “You thought you were covered for this…” he says, and the scene morphs into…

Read more »

Lights, camera… time for a bathroom break? Urinetown performs this weekend

March 19, 2015
By
Urinetown-  James Hoder (Caldwell B. Cladwell) and Adam Viviano (Bobby Strong)

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Actors at Southington High School prepare for this weekend’s premiere of “Urinetown.” The off-beat play imagines a world which regulates water so much that they charge for toilet use. The show will be performed on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $10 ($8 for…

Read more »

Bread for Life receives $725,000 grant for new facility

March 19, 2015
By
From left, Bread for Life (BFL) Vice Chair Bill McDougall, BFL Treasurer Dave Donnelly, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, BFL Executive Director Eldon Hafford,  BFL Chair Mike Soltys, and State Rep. David Zoni at the Capitol in Hartford, where the Bond Commission approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread for Life to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street.

HARTFORD—House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D – Southington, Berlin) and State Rep. David Zoni (D – Southington) announced that the State Bond Commission has approved a $725,000 grant-in-aid to Bread For Life, Inc. to assist with construction of a new 3,200 square foot building on Vermont Street. The new facility will be used to consolidate…

Read more »

Larson introduces social security proposal to cut taxes for seniors and increase benefits

March 18, 2015
By

WASHINGTON–Today, Congressman John B. Larson (D-CT 1st District) joined several members of the Ways and Means Committee and others to introduce the ‘Social Security 2100 Act’, HR 1391. According to a press release from Larson’s office, the congressman, a member of the Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security, authored the measure in order to…

Read more »

DOT to launch CTfastrak transit system with 9 days of free service

March 18, 2015
By

NEWINGTON—The Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) announced today that CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will be offering free rides for all passengers during the initial nine days of service. The free service, from March 28 to April 5, is available on all new CTfastrak green branded buses and on buses that use the bus-only roadway.…

Read more »

Middle schools perform ‘Mary Poppins’

March 17, 2015
By
DSC_9303

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Critics must have thought them crazy when school officials settled on “Mary Poppins” for this year’s middle school play. It’s a performance that would challenge even the most veteran American actors with its need for accents and singing. It’s a production that requires spectacular settings and lighting challenges to accommodate the magic and…

Read more »

DePaolo Middle School announces March Students of the Month

March 16, 2015
By
DePaolo Middle School’s students of the month for March. Front, from left, Bobby Lasbury, Jon Breski, Natalia Adamczyk, Faith Kosior, and Sandra Robel. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Scott Putnam, Cole Lespier, Jacob DelMonte, Betul Agirman, Alessia Ricigliano. Missing from the photo are Sam Miranda and Michayla Turner.

DePaolo Middle School has announced their Students of the Month for March. In sixth grade Bobby Lasbury, Faith Kosior, and Cole Lespier were selected by their teams. Bobby is the son of Robert and Amy Lasbury and received the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence last year. He is a community service volunteer, ran on the…

Read more »

Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

March 14, 2015
By
Dress and accessory boutique downtown: Bangles opens just in time for prom dress season

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER It’s prom dress shopping season, and a Southington resident opened her new local business just in time. Bangle is a new dress boutique located at 48 North Main Street on Route 10 just recently opened last month, just in time for the prom rush. “I was eager to open for the…

Read more »

Book Drive held for Liberian School

March 13, 2015
By
Book Drive held for Liberian School

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Inspired by a church’s mission, two local teens took it upon themselves to make a difference in the lives of students who are less fortunate. National Honors Society (NHS) seniors Alexa Taylor and Ryan Padden collected 400 hundred books for a Liberian school. St. Margaret’s school is a K-12 Catholic school…

Read more »