Tunxis holding enrollment ‘blitz’ Jan. 9

December 22, 2015
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Tunxis Community College will hold a Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Founders Hall to help students choose courses and register for spring semester. The “Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz” at Tunxis will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process and with class schedules, course selection, financial aid, placement…

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Two women get Christmas gift at pageant in Southington

December 22, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR SOUTHINGTON — Two women received an early holiday gift on Sunday afternoon. Alexandra Giannelli of Watertown was crowned Miss Waterbury and Erika Farrell of Wolcott was crowned Miss Brass City as the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization held “A Christmas Pageant” at Derynoski School in Southington. The pageant in Southington was…

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7th annual police department gift drive

December 22, 2015
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Police Department Gift Drive

The Southington Police Department will be holding their 7th annual gift drive on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Southington Walmart on Queen Street. From 10 a.m. through 2 p.m., police will collect gifts and donations to support local families. All donations will be used at Southington Community Services. For more information please contact Southington Police…

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Assistant animal control officer needed

December 22, 2015
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

  The Southington Police Department is currently accepting resumes for an assistant animal control officer. Applications must be received by Monday, Feb. 15, 2016. Interested applicants must go to www.policeapp.com/Southington and fill out the online application. Testing information can be found at the following locations: www.policeapp.com, www.cpcanet.org (Connecticut Chiefs of Police Association/CPCA). The assistant animal…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for December

December 21, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their December Students of the Month. Front, from left, Andrew Bafuma, Sammi Bray, Amela Dishnica, Emily Goulet, Sarah Sisto, and Connor Bouffard. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Mason Simons, Emelie Brady, Taylor Collar, Steven DellaFerra, Carlie Kubisek, Dan Yu, and Principal Frank Pepe. DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the…

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Public Works laborer wanted

December 19, 2015
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Town of Southington

The Town of Southington is seeking a Public Works laborer for the Highway Department. This position is a full time position, 40 hours with mandatory overtime. Applicants must hold a valid motor vehicle’s license, with the ability to obtain a CDL license. Laborers must be able to lift and carry, up to and including 75…

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After all these years, Martin Barre gets a case of the blues

December 19, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITORWhen Martin Barre hits the stage in Hamden this weekend, fans of the former Jethro Tull guitarist will get a taste of the blues (as well as tracks from his new album and Tull). But, although, Barre is getting his blues licks in as a solo artist (Jethro Tull is no…

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Editorial: To pay or not to pay? That is the question

December 19, 2015
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Southington Observer

It should come as no surprise that a small wave of gasps spread across the community when news about Tom Lombardi’s attorneys fees began to trickle in. One camp is championing Lombardi. How can an elected official expect to shoulder the cost when the charges didn’t even stick? The other camp is arguing that it…

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Letter: DePaolo student approves the changes to the AHF committee

December 19, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: Hello, I am a seventh grader by the name of Matthew Geary from DePaolo Middle School, responding to Kristen Gortham. I have been into politics for about a year now, and I am a Republican. I believe it is beneficial that Councilor Chris Palmieri was kicked off the Apple Harvest Festival Committee.…

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