Local News

Southington Observer Local News Section

Time capsule tradition continues at South End

July 5, 2013
By
Time capsule tradition continues at South End

By Ed Harris Editor There was just one question on the minds of a group of Southington High School seniors as they opened a time capsule held in storage at South End Elementary School since 2006: Do you think the Twinkies are still edible? It is a South End School tradition to “bury” a time…

Read more »

SCCA receives state bond;$500,000 to help with Gura Building

July 5, 2013
By

By Ed Harris Editor Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) is well into its fundraising efforts to turn the old Gura Building into an arts hub, thanks to $500,000 from the State Bond Commission. “I want to thank former State Representative Zeke Zalaski and current State Representative Dave Zoni for their passionate advocacy in support of…

Read more »

Nardelli’s takes grinders to Southington

July 4, 2013
By

By David Krechevsky Special to The Observer Southington will be the latest location for the continued expansion by Naugatuck-based Nardelli’s Grinders Shoppes. The deli and restaurant chain currently has two family-owned locations and six franchises. The Southington location, at 405 Queen St., will be the company’s seventh franchise and ninth store. It is expected to…

Read more »

*UPDATE* Police recover stolen Because of 26 butterfly

July 3, 2013
By
*UPDATE* Police recover stolen Because of 26 butterfly

By Ed Harris Editor A wooden butterfly stolen from the Because of 26 mural was turned over to the Southington Police Department. Police said the butterfly did not appear damaged. The butterfly was taken in as evidence and the police are still investigating the theft. Police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Dobratz said a woman had returned…

Read more »

Buttefly stolen from Because of 26 mural

July 2, 2013
By
Buttefly stolen from Because of 26 mural

  By Ed Harris Editor The theft of a butterfly from the Because of 26 mural has outraged residents in town. Twenty-six metal butterflies were attached to the mural on the back of Ragazino’s Garage on Summer Street, along the linear trail. The butterflies were attached to the mural by a wooden sleeve and screws.…

Read more »

Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is Miss Connecticut

June 30, 2013
By
Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is Miss Connecticut

By Mike Chaiken Editions Editor You can say central Connecticut’s towns of Southington, Bristol, and Plainville did well at the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant Saturday. Miss Southington Kaitlyn Tarpey is the 2013 Miss Connecticut. And Krystiana Bouchard of Southington, competing as Miss West Hartford’s Outstanding Teen, is the new Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. After her…

Read more »

New Apple Harvest Festival hostesses named

June 29, 2013
By
New Apple Harvest Festival hostesses named

By Ed Harris Editor Hostesses are a long standing tradition of the Apple Harvest Festival and this year’s group was inspired by the young ladies that came before them. “They’ve been role models,” Natalie Nyerick said of the past hostesses. “I’d like to be that for other people.” There are eight hostesses this year, Natalie,…

Read more »

Teacher nurtures students, garden

June 28, 2013
By
Teacher nurtures students, garden

By Vannessa Stevens Contributor When Thalberg Elementary school teacher Linda Bass-Reilly was presented with Southington’s Teacher of the Year award she was all at once humbled, honored and a little overwhelmed. “I was shaking and everything went in slow motion for a moment,” she said. A teacher for 30 years, Linda Bass-Reilly knows deep down…

Read more »

Plainville firefighter arrested on larceny charges

June 27, 2013
By

A Plainville volunteer firefighter was arrested by the Southington Police Department on larceny charges. On Monday, June 24, an arrest warrant was issued for Stephen Chapman, of 45 Park St. in Plainville. Chapman, a Southington Police Department emergency dispatcher, turned himself in on Thursday, June 27. Chapman was charged with four counts of second degree…

Read more »

Revisions up for a vote; Public to weigh in on potential changes

June 27, 2013
By

By Ed Harris Editor The voters will have the final say on the proposed charter revisions, as the Town Council voted Monday night to place them on the November ballot. “There are people on both sides that are passionate,” said Town Council Vice Chairman Peter Romano. “Leave it to the people to decide.” Under the…

Read more »

Switch to our mobile site