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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3

February 11, 2015
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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3.

The Southington Community YMCA will have a lot to cheer about at the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) dinner. Local YMCA member Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award. The award is presented each year to a woman that has been in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry less than seven years. A Rising Star Award…

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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

February 6, 2015
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Wrestlers rebound from dual meet loss with 4th place at CT Challenge

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The bleachers were filled in the Walt Lozoski Gymnasium. The lights turned off. The microphone turned on. The spotlight lowered to the center of the mat. The spectators and wrestlers cheered. And the stage was set. “This is the start of the medal round.” The Southington Blue Knights wrestling team competed…

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Make plans to meet a princess

February 3, 2015
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The annual Princess Meet and Greet will be held on Sunday, April 19 at the Aqua Turf in Southington from noon to 4 p.m. There will be opportunities for photographs with all of the princesses. There also will be face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing stations, hair design stations, DJ, light refreshments, raffles…

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Meeting for Jr. Miss Southington pageant set for Feb. 17

February 3, 2015
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The Junior Miss Southington Scholarship Organization will host its annual fund raiser/ community service pageant on Sunday, May 3 at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Contestants are needed between the ages of 5 to high school senior, who are residing in Connecticut. This is an open pageant. Areas of competition are interview skills, talent, and…

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Letter: Reader champions Southington’s LEAF program

January 24, 2015
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To the editor: January 5, 2015 was our last day at Leaf (Lewis Education and Agriculture Farm). I have had the privilege of working with Mark Ramsey and his staff since the beginning of the school year. As a Job Coach at Southington High School, I have been taking young adults with special needs in…

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Brian Jennings joins the Observer sports staff

January 22, 2015
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Observer sports writer Brian Jennings

The Southington Observer welcomes Brian Jennings as our new sports writer for Southington sports. Brian is a 2011 Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) graduate with a bachelor’s in Communication (broadcast journalism) and a minor in Journalism. He served internships with CPTV Sports and WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News. As a student, Brian was a staff…

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Police investigate a robbery at Southington bank

January 22, 2015
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Police investigate a robbery at Southington bank

Police are investigating an armed robbery in Southington. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 6:04 p.m., Police responded to reports from TD Bank, located at 900 Queen Street. According to a press release from the Southington Police, the suspect entered the front door of the bank, displayed a handgun, and demanded money from the bank tellers.…

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Come on in, the Water’s Fine!

January 19, 2015
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Polar Plunge (2)

  The YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge took place this past Saturday, January 17th.  Many community organizations took the plunge to raise funds for YMCA campers.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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Letter: PZC secretary addresses public criticism

January 15, 2015
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To the editor: Given all that has been written about the Planning & Zoning Commission’s approval of the medical office building on Queen St, the e-mail communications that have gone back and forth between the Community Committee to Save Bradley group, P&Z Chairman DelSanto, and myself, and the many articles in the newspapers that contain…

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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

January 2, 2015
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Police accuse man of setting American flag on fire; caught on video surveillance by homeowner

A Southington man was arrested after police received a report about an American flag being set on fire. Police said the department received a call on Dec. 27 at about 11:30 p.m. from a resident of Sunnyridge Drive. Police said the complainant reported that a small American flag that was affixed to his mailbox was…

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