Editorial: Lordy, Lordy, look who’s 40

January 9, 2015
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40th anniversary (web)

In December, The Observer will celebrate 40 years of continuous local coverage. It’s already been 10 years since the Step Saver and The Observer have combined into one voice for the local community. To kick off our year-long celebration, we will reprint the editorial from Dec. 3, 1975 when our paper’s former president pledged his…

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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

January 9, 2015
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Ice hockey hits its stride in Bolton

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyler Cubbage tied the game with just under 12 minutes remaing in the second period, and for the next five minutes the Warrior-Knights scrambled to put the game out of reach. Jarod Florian scored the go-ahead goal, and Jeremy Fortin beat the goalie for the second time in the game to give…

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A year in review: Southington’s 2014

January 9, 2015
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Photo by sscreations

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER For Southington, 2014 proved to be a year of transformation as town boards have moved forward with some large scale projects to improve the town–many of which were welcomed and others that were faced with opposition. BOE welcomes new superintendent, new members The Board of Education added a few new members…

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Symphony highlights sounds of silver screen

January 9, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The sounds of the silver screen will fill the hall of the Belding Theater at the Bushnell starting next Thursday when The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Sigal Plays Carmen Fantasie” as part of its Masterworks Series. Sigal is HSO concertmaster and principal violinist Leonid Sigal. And “Carmen Fantasie” is a…

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Give us your bottles and cans

January 8, 2015
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Troop 32-Bottle Drive (4)

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Boy Scout Troop 32 gathered cans at Recreation Park as a fundraiser for the troop. Donations will help the local Boy Scout troup that meets on Tuesday nights at the First Congregational Church in Southington. Photos by Tammi Naudus

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Taking aim at the open: Swimmers embrace the postseason challenge

January 8, 2015
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Mack Golos, Captain

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR There must have been someone in the crowd that believed the Blue Knight swimmers didn’t belong at last year’s state open championship. After all, it took another team dropping out just to open up a spot for the Southington alternates. What they must have been thinking when Southington’s first swimmer stepped to…

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Knit-a-Thon is looking for a few good knitters

January 8, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A church in Southington is calling all knitters and crocheters to participate in its first ever 12 hour “Knit-A-Thon”. The First Congregational Church will be holding the event on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Church member Linda Valencis said the “Knit-A-Thon” has a three-fold purpose. The…

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Closing in on the first goal: Lady Knights are still perfect at 7-0

January 8, 2015
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Maggie Meehan drives past a Suffield defender during a 56-47 win on Dec. 30.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Forgione gathered his team on the sidelines, looked at the scoreboard, and sighed. His Lady Knight basketball team built an early lead on the road but saw it shrink to just one point at the half. When Manchester exploded out of the gates at the start of the third quarter, Southington’s…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Bristol as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Bristol Library, 5 High Street. The…

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