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Southington Observer Local News Section

Legion honors Veterans Day

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 honored Veteran’s Day with a moving ceremony at the Town Green on Saturday, Nov. 11, accompanied by the Knights of Columbus, Marine Corps Color Guard, local Boy Scout troops,…

Observer seeks full-time news reporter

The Bristol Observer, a weekly in the 60,000-plus city of Bristol, Conn. seeks a passionate, story-telling watchdog reporter to join our team. This reporter would cover Bristol—and Plainville—from our Southington, Conn. office. This is multi-platform reporting: audio, video, photo, social…

Clerk certifies 2017 municipal election results

The Southington Town Clerk has certified the results of Tuesday’s municipal elections. Town Council The Democrats took control of the Town Council, 5-4. Democrat Chris Palmieri led all candidates with 5,407 votes. Democrats include Palmieri, Dawn Miceli, Chris Poulos, John…

BOE freezes superintendent salary

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Board of Education on Oct. 26 approved compensation for the superintendent at $195,000 for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years, effective Dec. 1.  Chair Brian Goralski noted there will be no raise next year.…