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Deal reached on phosphorus discharge

April 14, 2013
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By Lauresha Xhihani Special to The Observer   Three towns on the Quinnipiac River have won a partial victory in their effort to avoid steep costs of removing phosphorus discharges from their sewage plants. Meriden, Wallingford and Southington, whose sewage treatment plants discharge into the Quinnipiac River, have successfully negotiated with the Department of Energy…

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New website helps Southington Serve

April 13, 2013
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By Ed HarrisEditor   Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) has developed a new website to help people, especially the youth in town, to find community service opportunities. Preparation for Southington Serves began in December, with the help of the STEPS Youth Council. The site went live last month and can be found…

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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

April 13, 2013
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SEF spells fundraiser with bee

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Meridian moves ahead; Council backs interlocal agreement

April 11, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The Greenway Commons project has secured the approval of both town and state officials for a “tax increment financing district” around the former Ideal Forging property, and now Meridian Development hopes their long-awaited work on the property can move forward by this summer. The plan to remediate the contaminated property…

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Charter commission starts out hot

April 10, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Education Foundation has its first two time champion as the Bee-lievers from Plantsville Congregational Church won the title for the second time in three years. “We’re very pleased,” said team member Susan Koenig, after the team was the only remaining team to spell millennium correctly. Her other team members,…

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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

April 10, 2013
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Time to get wet, says Accuweather

 A little bit of warmth will now lead to rain, reports Accuweather  State College, Pa. — 10 April 2013 — AccuWeather reports the weather pattern that brought summerlike warmth to much of the East recently will yield to clouds, rain and cooler conditions to end the week. In some cases, the warmth will end with…

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Annie is the key….yes siree!

April 8, 2013
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Annie is the key….yes siree!

Kennedy and DePaolo Middle School Drama Club take the stage in their most recent production of Annie.  The show will run this weekend, April 10th and 12th as well.   Performances will be held at Kennedy Middle School at 7:00 PM.   Production photos by:  Tammi Naudus          

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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

April 8, 2013
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Alexander the Great;Borofsky commits to hoops at Eastern

By John Goralski Sports Writer As a senior, Alex Borofsky scored almost half his shots inside the three-point arc and almost one third of his shots from beyond. Nobody scored more points in the paint. Nobody scored more on the perimeter. He led the team in assists, rebounds, and blocked shots. In his final game…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

April 6, 2013
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Loss of a child leads family to speak out on ALD

Margaret Waage Correspondent The loss of their 2-year-old son Joshua in 2008 led former Southington parents Elizabeth and Lee Florian to ask why. Joshua died suddenly after a fever June 26, 2008 from undiagnosed Addison’s disease. The family’s search for answers led them to a doctor who was able to determine that Joshua’s Addison’s disease came from a rare…

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