Council approves $900K plan for Memorial Park pool

May 14, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The town council moved last month to approve plans for the first phase of updating Memorial Park. The council reviewed and approved a proposed plan for the pool house—the first step in a $900,000 redesign. The plan expands the pool house, adding increased changing and storage space, handicap accessible amenities, and better…

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Knights poised for final run: Greenwich ends 4 game streak, Baseball qualifies for tourney

May 14, 2015
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Drew Farkas, above, throws a strike during a complete game victory over New Britain.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Knights baseball team (10-2) qualified for the postseason this past week with three wins and a loss. With just over two weeks remaining in the season, Southington is within striking distance of home field advantage throughout the postseason. Southington opened the week up with their only road game of the…

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Governor Malloy tour visits Hatton Kindergarten

May 14, 2015
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Governor Dannel Malloy (D), right, and Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell, back, visit a kindergarten class at Hatton Elementary School on Friday, May 8. The governor was touring Connecticut schools to talk about the advantages of full-day kindergarten. Southington has been offering full-day kindergarten since 2013.

By JOHN GORALSKIEDITOR Ian Cerra probably had no idea what he was getting into when he was named as classroom greeter on Friday, May 8, but just after lunch he found himself toe-to-toe with Governor Dannel Malloy at the front door of his classroom as state officials, school administrators, bodyguards, and press swarmed into the classroom.…

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Softball win streak at 57 games

May 14, 2015
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Kendra Friedt winds up for a pitch during a 5-0 shutout ov Bristol Central on May 4.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Lady Knights softball team (12-0) played on four of the five days this past week and carried on their perfection, extending their program-best win streak to 57 games. The Knights opened the week with a shutout over Southington coach Davina Hernandez’ alma mater. Three runs in the first inning and…

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Arrest made for Econo Lodge burglary

May 14, 2015
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Roberto Ettorre

On May 9, Southington police were dispatched to Econo Lodge, 1845 Meriden-Waterbury Tpk., in Southington at approximately 2:30 a.m. after receiving calls about a suspicious male. Police said in a release that a male suspect, later identified as Roberto Ettorre, age 42 of Plainville, allegedly entered a complainant’s room while he was sleeping. Ettorre entered the room through…

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May 17 variety show benefits Southington ARC

May 14, 2015
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A New Way Self Advocacy Group, a local chapter of People First CT with Southington ARC, is hosting their annual variety show on Sunday, May 17. This year’s theme is a “Disney Spectacular.” All funds from the variety show will benefit the Self Advocacy Group directly, a group organized by members of ARC who come…

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Police Blotter for May 15

May 13, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from April 28 through May 5: Marisa Caruso, 19, of 158 Fleetwood Rd., Southington, was arrested on April 28 for sixth degree larceny. Elza Sarkisian, 19, of 7 Old Musket Dr., Newington, was arrested on April 28 for failure to respond to an infraction. Steven J. Wivell,…

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Fire Report for May 15

May 13, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 46 incidents from May 4 to May 10: Monday, May 4 3 Darling St. /Flanders West, No Incident Found On Arrival 150 Savage St. /Country Club, No Incident Found On Arrival 130 Oakland Rd. /Apt 321, EMS Call, Excluding Vehicle I-691 Eastbound Exit, Extrication Of Victim(s) From Vehicle…

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Obituaries for May 15

May 13, 2015
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Obituaries for May 15

The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Geraldine D. Cook, 82, of West Hartford formerly of East Street, Southington, died on Friday, May 8 at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington. She was the wife of the late Haldon A. Cook. Augusta (Olsen)…

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