Straight No Chaser hits the musical iron while it’s still smokin’

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most music albums have the gestation period of an elephant. Often, the time that passes between conception to release is months and months and months. So, it’s often hard for a group itself to keep its finger on the pop music pulse. But Straight No Chaser’s new album, “The New…

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Southington Knights’ cheerleaders heading to nationals in Fla.

December 4, 2015
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  The Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer program is part of American Youth Football and Cheerleading and its competitive cheer program consists of 43 girls on 2 squads. This year, both squads have had the opportunity to compete at the state, regional and national level. On Oct. 17, the program competed in the association’s…

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‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign cites over 50 seat belt violations

December 4, 2015
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Click It or Ticket

The Southington Police Department handed out nearly 100 tickets during the annual “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign in Southington. Police announced that 57 motorists were cited during the campaign for failure to wear seat belts. In addition, police ticketed 22 motorists for cell phone violations, 12 for speeding, and five for operating…

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100-feet of holiday spirit

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as you walk through the tunnel that takes you into the front entrance of Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, you can’t miss it. Right in front of you, with blazing white lights and shiny red holiday bulbs, a 100-foot tree greets you as you arrive for the…

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Town is accepting bids for specialty cleanup and restoration services

December 4, 2015
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Town of Southington

Sealed proposals for on-call specialty cleanup and restoration services will be received at the Southington Town Hall, Office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, until Monday, Dec. 21 at 2:15 p.m., after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Town requires services of an on-call professional for cleanup of private…

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Editorial: We’re just getting started

December 4, 2015
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40th anniversary (web)

It’s hard to believe but, as this paper was rolling off the presses, our newsroom had a little chance to celebrate a milestone. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Observer turned 40 years old. In an era that’s peppered with news about press closures and the bleak future of printed news, we feel those four decades…

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Blue Knight duo competes at 2015 Senior Bowl

December 4, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER A couple of Blue Knights represented Southington at the Connecticut Soccer Coaches Association Senior Bowl on Sunday, Nov. 22 at Middletown High School. Senior captain and defenseman Ryan Burrill and senior forward Bryan Doyle played for the Region II team. “To have Ryan and Bryan selected to play in the Senior…

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Rising to great Heitz: Lady Knight coach inducted into CT volleyball hall of fame

December 4, 2015
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Lady Knight volleyball coach Rich Heitz, left, displays his induction plaque from the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball hall of Fame, along with presenter and former SHS athletic director Dr. Robert Lehr.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Southington coach Rich Heitz was inducted into the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame. Former Southington athletic director, Dr. Robert Lehr, presented Heitz’s award to him in front of his wife, daughter, family, and friends at the eighth annual induction ceremony and dinner, which was held…

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Wild Orchid celebrates a year of sushi in downtown Southington

December 4, 2015
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Visitors were greeted by a delicious assortment of foods on a sushi boat.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening ceremony for Wild Orchid Thai and Sushi restaurant last week, in honor of their one-year anniversary. The business’ three partners, Sam Vannalith, Mike Silarach, and Limsakul Watchrapang, said they wanted to settle into Southington before the ceremony, but were happy to welcome…

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