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Homewood Suites reads to Kelley kindergarteners

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Three representatives from Homewood Suites, located on West Street, spent an afternoon with Kelley Elementary School kindergarteners last week. Amanda Roberts, Lily Lacknicki, and Jessica Sample read to two kindergarten classes, taught by Rosemary Risser and Amy…

Hatton salutes our veterans

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS On Wednesday, Nov. 11, students at Hatton Elementary School took time from their studies to celebrate Veteran’s Day with some hands-on history. [portfolio_slideshow id=16375] CLICK TO ENLARGE

‘Ye Olde Country Fair’ in Plantsville

Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS Visitors enjoy the gingerbread village at “Ye Olde Country Fair” at Plantsville Congregational Church. The 25th annual event kicks off the holiday season in town with a variety of crafts made by church members, gift baskets, a…

Council holds first meeting since election

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The newly elected Town Council held its first meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, during which they discussed their upcoming agenda and took action on items discussed by the previous council. A public hearing was scheduled for Monday,…

Co-founder of The Observer dies at 92

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Jennie (Marciniec) Urillo, a former owner of the Step Saver and Southington Observer newspapers, died on Monday, Nov. 16 at Hartford HealthCare at Bradley Memorial Hospital in Southington. She was 92. Urillo was a co-founder of the…

Police announce winter parking ban

The Southington Police Department announced that the town-wide winter parking ban will take effect on Sunday, Nov. 15. The emergency parking ban, sidewalk maintenance ordinance, snow throwing ordinance, and absent owner requirements go into effect on the same day. Winter…