Local All Stars compete on state stage

December 4, 2014
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Local All Stars compete on state stage

On Saturday, Dec. 6, Southington football players Dylan Rodriguez and Tommy Nardi will be playing the FBU 6th grade CT Allstars in Fairfield for a chance to advance to the national championship in Naples, Fla. on the weekend of Dec. 21.

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Eight locals inducted into National Honor Society at Mercy HS

December 4, 2014
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Eight locals inducted into National Honor Society at Mercy HS

Eight Southington students were among the list of 55 Mercy High School honorees that were inducted into the McAuley Chapter of the National Honor Society on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Members were selected based on the criteria of character, scholarship, leadership, and service. The Southington students were Mercy juniors Kimberly Arnold, Ava Coleman, Victoria Fiore, Haley…

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Town-wide registration announced for Little League and girls softball

December 4, 2014
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Town-wide registration has been announced for players interested in the Southington Girls Softball League (SGSL) and any of the three local Little Leagues. Registration will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Southington High School cafeteria. The leagues are only open to Southington residents over…

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Regulators propose slashing CL&P rate increase

December 4, 2014
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Light and Power’s request to raise consumer costs by a total of $230 million should be cut nearly in half, state regulators said Monday. The amount sought by the state’s largest utility was reduced by more than $100 million in the draft decision issued by the Public Utilities Regulatory…

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Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

December 3, 2014
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Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Opposing fans were left with their mouths wide open in surprise as the Lady Knight offense picked them apart with a record-setting 419 passing yards in two games. New Britain’s high-scoring offense was left scratching their heads as Southington’s rush held them to just 110 yards of total offense. Southington beat…

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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

December 3, 2014
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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Blue Knight offense used a pair of runs to space out three passes on the opening drive as the Knights steamrolled 74 yards across the field in the opening two minutes. On the fifth play of the game, Jasen Rose connected a 51-yard pass to Alex Jamele, and Southington took…

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Habek, Holland engagement

December 3, 2014
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Habek, Holland engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Helmy Habek of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Habek of Southington to Brian Holland of Corning, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holland. Nicole graduated from Southington High School. She also graduated from Northeastern University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she graduated with…

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Obituaries for Nov. 28

December 3, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions.  Gloria B. (Delbuono) Day, 65, of Southington, died at her home on Saturday, Nov. 22. She was the wife of John M. Day for 18 years. Linda (Minervini) Hawes, 59, of Southington, wife of Wilton F.…

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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

December 3, 2014
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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I found the greatest deal this Black Friday—100 percent savings! I know what you’re thinking, “Which store was giving away something for free” and, “How did I miss that deal?” That’s your holiday brain talking. To really understand how I mastered Black Friday this year, I think it’s best I…

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