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Time to take ‘the plunge’

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve ever had the desire to go jump in a lake—in the middle of winter—now is your chance. The YMCA will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Camp Sloper, raising…

Mount Southington opens for the season

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Mount Southington opened its ski area to the public on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 3pm to 10pm. Just three trails (Northstar, Boomerang, and Avalanche) and two lifts were opened, but Dom’s Way is scheduled to open,…

Still focused on the community

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For 40-years, The Observer has provided its readers with news of local sports, politics, education, and day-to-day life in the town of Southington. While other news sources have come and gone, The Observer has survived for four…

The Urillos: The Observer’s first family

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Sitting around the kitchen table in their childhood home, Susan, Marta, and Robert Urillo browsed through a stack of black and white photos from the early days of The Southington Observer. The community weekly newspaper celebrated its…