Town is running low on salt; staying ahead of the snow

February 12, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Highway Superintendent Steven Wlodkowski shared his insight on how snow removal operations in Southington has been going this year at the Public Works Committee meeting on Feb. 4. “It’s actually been a good, eventful year even though in January we didn’t get a lot of snow,” he said. “We still…

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Catholic school summit discusses upcoming changes

February 12, 2015
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St. Dominic Principal Patricia Tiezzi, left, and St. Thomas Principal Mary Wirkus, right, discuss the merger of their schools for next year.

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A town hall meeting for parents and parishioners from local Catholic churches was held at St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church in Plantsville on Thursday, Feb. 5. It offered an opportunity to discuss the merging of St. Dominic and St. Thomas schools at the St. Thomas campus for the 2015-2016 school…

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Sikorsky Aircraft lands at Derynoski School

February 12, 2015
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Process Engineer Rick DiMauro demonstrates a wind tunnel for Gavin Anderson, left, and Ben Gorr, right, in the school auditorium.

Representatives from Sikorsky Aircraft tried to inspire young engineers at Derynoski Elementary School on Wednesday, Feb. 4. The hands-on program for students in kindergarten through grade 5 ran throughout the day. Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS

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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3

February 11, 2015
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Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award on March 3.

The Southington Community YMCA will have a lot to cheer about at the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) dinner. Local YMCA member Jackie Laramee will receive the Rising Star Award. The award is presented each year to a woman that has been in the Architecture-Engineering-Construction (AEC) industry less than seven years. A Rising Star Award…

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Obituaries for Feb. 13

February 11, 2015
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Southington Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions: Julian H. Albrecht Jr., 85, of Plantsville, died on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain General. He had been the loving husband of Delia (Plourde) Albrecht for 64 years. George…

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Historical Society to present story of Rhoda Feb. 21

February 10, 2015
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A Cheshire historian will share the story of Rhoda, a Connecticut child born free in 1741 then sold into slavery, and her descendants, who were among the earliest settlers of a community on the Southington-Plainville border. On Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m., Christine Pittsley, a third-generation Cheshire resident, will share what she’s learned about…

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Good times flashing back to the ‘80s

February 10, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The world was a dangerous place in the 1980s. We were worried about nuclear (and neutron) bombs. We were worried about the Soviets. The economy wasn’t the most stable. And our social fabric was tearing apart as changes were underway. But as unsettled as the world at large was, the…

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ECCS receives $4500 grant from Main Street Foundation

February 9, 2015
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ECCS accepts a $4,500 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation on Jan. 8. From left, Susan Dantino, Women and Girls' Fund Advisory Board Member; Dr. Mary Yuskis, Director, ECCS; and Jeanine Audette, Women and Girls' Fund Chairperson.

The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington (ECCS) was recently awarded a grant of $4,500 from the Women and Girls’ Fund of the Main Street Community Foundation. The grant will be used to support five Southington family childcare providers in their pursuit of family childcare accreditation from the National Association of Family Child Care (NAFCC). To…

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Friends of the Library book sale

February 9, 2015
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Friends of the Library book sale

The Friends of the Library Bookstore will be selling all of their books–Adult fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult, Children, etc. at half price during the month of March. The books are either new, or gently used, so they can be great additions to a home or classroom library. Library visitors can check out all of the…

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