Category: Local News

Southington Observer Local News Section

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…

Silver bells? How about a whole orchestra?

On Monday, Dec. 21,  DePaolo Middle School students rang in the holiday break with a festive musical concert. DePaolo’s sixth grade stringed orchestra, above, regales the crowd with holiday favorites. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS [portfolio_slideshow id=17368] CLICK TO ENLARGE

Music listings for Jan. 1

SUNDAY, JAN. 3 OTHER CORNFED DOGS. 5 to 8 p.m. The Half Door, 270 Sisson Ave., Hartford. (860) 232-7827. TheHalfdoorHFD.com FRIDAY, JAN. 8 OTHER ENFORCER, WARBRINGER. With Cauldron and Exmortus. Webster Theater, Hartford. WebsterTheater.com

Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a press release this week announced that as the result of a new law he signed last year, Connecticut’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase from the current rate of $9.15 an hour to $9.60…