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Computer company coming to town

December 26, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff writer Southington officials are excited by the pending arrival of Connecticut Online Computer Center, an Avon-based company which plans to bring its headquarters to West Street. Specifically, they will occupy the large building that once housed The Hartford. The insurance company announced its departure from the area in 2010 and gradually…

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Big snow storm expected for southern New England post-Christmas, says Accuweather

December 25, 2012
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Accuweather just issued this forecast for the nation: East Facing Major Post-Christmas Winter Storm   State College, Pa. — 25 December 2012 — AccuWeather reports after slamming the southern Plains and Deep South on Christmas Day, a powerful winter storm will take aim on the East and central Great Lakes on Wednesday into Thursday. The…

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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas from The Southington Observer

The staff at The Southington Observer would like to wish everyone in town a happy holiday season.

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Weather outlook for the nation heading into Christmas from Accuweather

December 23, 2012
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Major Multi-State Snowstorm Commences Christmas Day   State College, Pa. — 22 December 2012 — AccuWeather reports all the ingredients are coming together for a major snowstorm to unfold Christmas Day and spread from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes and Northeast. Far more potent than the snow event headed to the Northeast…

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Southington High School announces first quarter honor roll

December 23, 2012
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Southington High School recently released its honor roll for the first marking period. Grade 9, First Honors: Leandro Antonio Alejandro, Griffin Alix, Ciara Backus, Alicia Badorek, Angela Balaoing, Mikayla Bedell, Alexandra Bieniek, Samantha Butlien, Lauren Cafasso, Rebecca Caisse, Anthony Cammuso, Grace Cardozo, Victoria Castillo, Katelin Chamberland, Benjamin Chasse, Fizza Chaudhry, Payton Chiaro, Nicole Christensen, Timothy…

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Program to get books for schools

December 22, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The American Legion Auxiliary is hoping to use its successful book donation program to augment the libraries at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools. Earlier this year, the Auxiliary used funds from the program to finance copies of “high-interest” books at Southington High School, which explored teen issues like bullying, gang…

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Observing the Arts: Celebrate snowmen; Solve the ‘Underground Lab Mystery’

December 21, 2012
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The Imagine Nation Museum invites families to celebrate snowmen on Dec. 28. Author Rick Labadia will talk about his two books: “What Can a Snowman Count?” and “What Can a Snowman Wear? A Snowman Alphabet.” Kids can have fun with snowmen, and create a snow creature out of shaving cream in the Imagine It! Art…

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School board members upset with middle school issues

December 21, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor Some members of the Board of Education expressed their dissatisfaction with how the planned renovations at Kennedy and DePaolo Middle Schools were hit by several costly issues at the school board meeting last week. Representatives from Newfield Construction and Fletcher-Thompson attended the meeting to discuss the current state of the project…

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Gura estimates are in; SCCA is ready to begin fundraising efforts

December 21, 2012
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington Community Cultural Arts (SCCA) has completed their feasibility study on the arts center plan for the Gura Building. When the Town Council gives its approval, the group will begin its fundraising efforts. “I feel good about how it’s going,” said Mary DeCroce, chairperson of SCCA. “People are always coming…

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Community ice rink is back for another season

December 20, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor The ice rink is returning for its second year and is set up on the Water Department property on Mill Street, just across from the Rails to Trails. The rink, which is open throughout the winter months, made the move downtown from Memorial Park, where it was set up last year.…

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