Locals places 6th at Northeast Science Bowl

March 14, 2016
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The SHS Science Bowl team rallied to a sixth place finish at the regional championship in Storrs. From left, Niels Peschel, Joe Zavorskas, Kristen Mathew, Amisha Paul and Kate O'Reilly.

On Saturday, March 6, the Southington High School Science Bowl team placed sixth out of 41 schools at the Northeast Regional of the National Science Bowl competition at the University of Connecticut (UConn) in Storrs. Southington, a second year team, improved on its 14th place finish last year. Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl…

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February

March 14, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sahiti Bhyravavajhala and Olivia Benson. Middle, Samantha Peluso, Caprina Pugliese, Jared Rivera, Mickey Gurzenda, and Zachary Foti. Back, Principal Richard Terino, Olivia Roberts, Sara Roccapriore, Alexandra Barner, Kiralyn Wadman, Ryan Shurkus, and Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage.

Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Teachers nominated these students for their academic improvement on performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Alexandra Barner, Olivia Benson and Zachary Foti. An ideal student, Alexandra is always prepared for class, tests and quizzes. A…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for February

March 14, 2016
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DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. Front, from left, Sami Millerick, Julia Korp, Kallie Candelaria, Allie Baldwin, Payton Turnquist, James Frechette, and Keira Dubitsky. Back, Assistant Principal Chris Palmieri, Rich DelVecchia, Garrett Brown, Jonathan Cocchiola, Sadie Garfinkel, Jaden Vuong, and Principal Frank Pepe.

DePaolo Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February. In sixth grade Keira Dubitsky, Sami Millerick, and Julia Korp were selected by their teams. Keira is the daughter of Richard Dubitsky and Jillian Connelly and received the Presidential Award in fifth grade. She volunteered at Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the Apple Harvest Festival…

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Connecticut governor sets stage for possible state layoffs

March 14, 2016
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By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is officially notifying state employee union leaders that job cuts may be coming, but a top Republican leader questioned Friday whether layoffs are necessary. The head of the Office of Policy and Management’s labor relations unit sent a letter this week…

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Do you know these 1958 Plantsville School kindergarteners?

March 13, 2016
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Schools - Plantsville 1958

During the summer break, officials at Plantsville Elementary School uncovered an old class photo from 1958. Members of this kindergarten class are now in their early 60s, but school officials are looking for names to match with these faces. If you can identify any of these former Plantsville students, contact Franca Imme at FIMME@southingtonschools.org. (Click…

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Wheeler provides autism spectrum services

March 13, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic, Inc.
91 Northwest Drive, Plainville, CT 06062
Phone: (888) 793-3500
www.WheelerClinic.org

Wheeler Clinic now provides autism spectrum services as part of its Child and Adolescent Center of Excellence. Evaluation services for youth ages 3 and up are available for families enrolled in Medicaid. “Wheeler has extensive experience working with people with autism spectrum challenges,” said Susan Walkama, LCSW, president and chief executive officer in a Wheeler…

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Aresimowicz to hold Q&A forum on March 14

March 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

State of Connecticut House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) is inviting the public to join him at the Southington Municipal Center to answer questions and discuss any potential ideas people may have about moving our community and all of Connecticut forward. The forum will be held on Monday, March 14, from 5:30 p.m. to…

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Jewels on the runway

March 12, 2016
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At the Women’s Health, Beauty and Bridal Expo at the Uncas Ballroom at the Mohegan Sun on Feb. 28, Bristol’s Kathy Faber Designs brought out the jewel tones for some of her colorful designs that walked down the runway at the event. In addition, Faber showcased a number of her custom-made bridal gowns for the…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Democrat state spending

March 12, 2016
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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.

To the editor: For the past few weeks, I have noticed in the papers our two Democratic representatives announcing state funding for pet projects. It is quite puzzling to me how they are proud of their pork spending habits when the state has a $911 million deficit, which is growing by the minute. This is…

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