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Southington Observer Local News Section

Thousands turn out to support Trump in Hartford

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Presidential Republican hopeful Donald Trump spoke to his throngs of  local supporters on Friday, filling the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Posters filled the air with the phrase “The Silent Majority Stands with Trump” as the leading…

Zoni in the House

Connecticut State Rep. David Zoni of Southington discusses legislation with a colleague, Rep. Christine Randall of Danielson, during Tuesday’s session in the House. Lawmakers are heading into the final weeks of the 2016 General Assembly session which is scheduled to…

Time to face those ‘Phobias’

By TAYLOR HARTZ STAFF WRITER Think of your deepest, darkest fear – Is it spiders? Sharks? The dark? Maybe it’s a twisting, turning, looping, roller coaster. Lake Compounce is hoping to expose you to whatever that fear might be this…

New pageant winner has ties to Bristol

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The daughter of the owners of a Bristol business is now Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen. Samantha Anderson, competing as Miss Constitution’s Outstanding Teen, won the title at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret on Sunday afternoon. She…

From elbow grease to sparkle

by MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR There’s a lot of elbow grease involved if you want things to sparkle and shine. And the Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant is no different.   Before the doors opened to a full house…