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Violent videogame return program announced

January 4, 2013
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SouthingtonSOS is hosting a violent videogame return program at the Southington Drive-in next weekend. The returned videogames will be trashed and participants will receive a gift certificate from sponsors and businesses that are a member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The videogame return program was spurred by the recent shootings in Newtown that left…

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Plainville-Southington Health District offers tips to lessen impact of the flu

January 2, 2013
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Each year in the United States, on average 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2012
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Happy New Year

The Southington Observer wishes everyone a safe and happy new year. Be sure to check back here this week to see what Southington officials are looking at as the main issues of 2013.  

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Southington PD asks residents to stay off of the roads

December 29, 2012
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Per the Southington Police Department: With road conditions being very slippery drivers are asked to stay off the roads.  If you must be on the roads.  Please drive slowly, keep a reasonable distance between you and vehicles in front of you, give yourself extra stopping time, and extra time to make turns.  Please drive safely!

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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

December 29, 2012
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Horanzy signs with Hartford Hawks

By John Goralski Sports Writer Corinne Horanzy grabbed the pen, and her parents smiled with pride. She began to scrawl her signature across the page before her, and her high school coach beamed as much as her family. For four years, Lady Knight fans have watched Horanzy bloom into a division one college prospect. For…

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Southington group organizes to help Newtown

December 28, 2012
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In the first 72 hours since the unspeakable tragedy in Sandy Hook, the people of Southington, (and throughout the United States), have responded with great shock, anxiety and sadness, launching a tidal wave of compassion, inspiring a compelling need to do something meaningful to help the people of Newtown and to help the parents, teachers…

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Accuweather says expect more snow before New Year’s

December 27, 2012
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AccuWeather reports a new storm is in the works for portions of New England, the mid-Atlantic and the Ohio Valley hit by the storm just after Christmas. The new storm will bring more snow to areas that received snow from the post-Christmas storm and will bring snow to some areas that got rain or mostly…

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DePaolo students raise funds to help the victims of the Newtown tragedy

December 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The students at DePaolo Middle School spent the last week organizing and conducting numerous fundraisers to help aid the children affected in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Last week the students gathered loose change in a large water jug, donated a small fee to wear a hat on hat day…

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Top stories of 2012; Taking a look at headlines of the year

December 27, 2012
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The past year in Southington saw change, rebirth, drama and headaches. The former chair of the Town Council stepped down after receiving a promotion within the police department, in an effort to avoid the appearance of any conflict of interest. The fire chief found himself under an investigation. The Board of Finance briefly went out…

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Heavy snow reported already in Pennsylvania, New York state; on its way to CT

December 26, 2012
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Winter Storm Live: Reaches NYC; Zero Visibility for Some State College, Pa. — 26 December 2012 — AccuWeather reports the major winter storm that brought record snow to the southern Plains and gave Little Rock its snowiest Christmas in 86 years is spreading from the Ohio Valley to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. The…

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