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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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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Meehan, Cutler engagement

November 26, 2015
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Harold “Hal” Cutler III and Kaitlyn Meehan are engaged to be married on July 2, 2016.

Dr. Thomas and Rachel Meehan of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of Kaitlyn Meehan of New York, N.Y. to Harold “Hal” Cutler III of New York, N.Y., son of Harold and Sharon Cutler of Big Flats, N.Y. Rachel graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and earned her masters in journalism from…

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Blue Knight trio commit to next level: Stublarec, Farkas, Wadolowski sign college letters of intent

November 25, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Nov. 18, three Southington student-athletes inked their names. Michelle Stublarec, Drew Farkas, and Natalie Wadolowski signed letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in front of friends, families, coaches, and teammates in the Southington High School library. Stublarec chose to continue her volleyball career…

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Gov. issues Thanksgiving message

November 25, 2015
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On the eve of Thanksgiving, Governor Dannel P. Malloy shared the following message with Connecticut residents: Every year on Thanksgiving, Connecticut families of all ethnicities, religions, creeds, and backgrounds come together to express our gratitude and thanks for the blessings in our lives.  As we are surrounded by our families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers…

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