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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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Letter: Dem chair protests communication from zoning board

December 28, 2014
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To the editor: It is important for Southington residents to be kept aware of the actions of Southington’s elected officials, not just when they are before us at a public meeting, but when they communicate with us and with each other. This is especially true when they are preparing for a vote on a controversial…

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Bomb threat called into SHS; kids sent home early

December 22, 2014
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Police reported that today, at about 2 p.m., a bomb threat to the Southington High school was posted on the social media website (YIK YAK). Police said the threat was discovered near the schools’ dismissal time, so all students were dismissed early, all after school activities were cancelled, and the school building was evacuated. Police…

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2014 Boys Basketball Preview

December 20, 2014
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First-year coach John Cessario has high expectations for his team despite their 1-19 record last winter.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Blue Knight basketball coach John Cessario points to his players as they huddle in a small room off the high school gym. The hum of conversation and laughter fills the area as the boys lounge around before practice, and the first-year coach smiles at a visitor with a sense of satisfaction.…

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Torah to be restored

December 19, 2014
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by LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A torah that survived the Holocaust is being restored for its custodial synagogue in Southington for regular use in services. Candice Hall from Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation said the torah is at least 200 to 300 years old. “It was recovered during the holocaust when so many were destroyed,” said…

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Markley hangs out on Google Hangout

December 19, 2014
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State Senator Joe Markley (R- Southington) participated in a Google Hangout on Thursday, Dec. 11 to discuss issues concerning long term care for seniors.  The Senator, well-known for his video reports, said in a press release from the Connecticut State Republicans that he was impressed with the potential of the Hangout sessions. “This was my first…

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