Letter: Student thanks veterans for classroom lessons

November 28, 2015
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The following letter was written by a sixth grade student at Kennedy Middle School as part of their informed action unit in social studies. A small group of students wanted to share their feelings about Veterans Day after listening to a presentation from three local veterans on Nov. 10: To the editor: I never knew how important it…

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Letter: Student thanks veterans for their sacrifice

November 28, 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.

The following letter was written by a sixth grade student at Kennedy Middle School as part of their informed action unit in social studies. A small group of students wanted to share their feelings about Veterans Day after listening to a presentation from three local veterans on Nov. 10: To the editor: I want to thank Mr. White,…

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Letter: Student thanks three important class visitors

November 28, 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.

The following letter was written by a sixth grade student at Kennedy Middle School as part of their informed action unit in social studies. A small group of students wanted to share their feelings about Veterans Day after listening to a presentation from three local veterans on Nov. 10: To the editor: What does Veterans Day mean to…

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Local named as human resource VP at Hartford YMCA

November 28, 2015
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Lori Lehan was named as the vice president of human resources at the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

Lori Lehan of Southington has been named vice president of human resources for the YMCA of Greater Hartford. In her previous role at an area non-profit, Lehan created and implemented a formal talent pool development program, was responsible for recruitment, placement, training and employee relations for over 500 employees in multiple locations, and led efforts…

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Letter: Reader appreciates Veterans Day kindness

November 28, 2015
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To the editor: On Veterans Day, I stopped at Price Chopper on Queen Street to purchase a few grocery items and was wearing my U.S. Air Force baseball cap. As I moved forward in the checkout line to give my Advantage Card to the cashier, the woman in line behind me asked the cashier to…

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Sitting in with his home orchestra for ‘Messiah’

November 27, 2015
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Brian Durocher of Southington tries to stuff the ball over the net against Fermi.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Joyful Voices with the Hartford Chorale” starting next Thursday, there will be a longtime fan of the ensemble standing on stage with them. Matt Worth, who is originally from West Hartford, will be the guest baritone as the HSO takes on Fauré’s Requiem, and…

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CT State Police offer holiday shopping safety tips

November 27, 2015
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CT State Police

The holiday season is fast approaching which means many Connecticut residents will be heading to the stores and to their computers to do holiday shopping. With our busy lives becoming more chaotic during the holiday season, many people forget some basic personal safety measures they should be taking. The Connecticut State Police provided the following…

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Commentary: Friday night lights

November 27, 2015
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Observer sports writer Brian Jenning can be reached at BJennings@SouthingtonObserver.com

Walking onto the turf field for my first Blue Knights home football game is something I will never forget. If you want a real high school football experience, come to Southington. The atmosphere of packed bleachers, cheerleaders, the school band, and blue helmets made me feel like I was a Blue Knight. It made me…

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Unified Sports programs get a lift

November 26, 2015
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Schools - Unified Sports

The Mill Foundation for Kids recently donated $2,400 to the DePaolo and Kennedy Middle Schools Unified Sports program. The program, which is part of the Special Olympics, allows for special needs students and peer partners to participate in sporting events. The money will be used to fund attendance and transportation to area Unified Sports events…

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