St. Paul grads nostalgic but anticipate future

June 11, 2015
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Class president Jose Silva Jr., of Southington, gives his farewell adress. Silva will be attending the US Air Force Academy next year.

By MIKE CHAIKENEDITIONS EDITOR For the graduates of St. Paul Catholic High School, it was a night filled with hope for the future but also a sense of nostalgia for what they will be leaving behind. Over 100 seniors became graduates as the local parochial school held its commencement exercises at the Cathedral of St. Joseph…

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Four locals honored at Tunxis

June 11, 2015
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Four Southington students were among the list of over 90 award and scholarship recipients at the 32nd Annual “Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony,” held on May 21 at Tunxis Community College, Farmington. Two locals won Tunxis Foundation scholarships and awards provided by the Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. Megan Fazzino earned the EBM-Pabst…

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Listen to the Music!

June 11, 2015
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Wednesday nights on the Southington green are in full motion.  Another season of Music on the Green has begun.  Families are invited to bring along their lawn chairs, snacks to share, and of course their dancing shoes!  The concerts are free of charge.  Food vendors are on hand for some extra treats.  A classic car show…

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Back to the final four

June 10, 2015
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Emily Lippincott chases down a fly ball during a 10-0 win over Trumbull to catapult Southington to the Class LL semifinals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was another day at the office for the top-seeded Lady Knights softball team (22-0) as they cruised to a pair of lopsided wins in the Class LL state tournament. Southington out-scored opponents, 20-2, in the opening rounds to claim their spot in the Class LL final four. After receiving a…

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Baseball sweeps into the semis

June 10, 2015
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Brett Shaw tracks down an outfield ball during a 3-1 win over Stamford to send the Knights back to the final four.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, a series of postseason wins have driven Amity and Southington into a big-game match-up. Only this time, it’s in the semifinal. The No.7-seed Blue Knights baseball team (18-5) find themselves in familiar territory after winning their first three games of the Class LL State…

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Fire report for June 12 edition

June 10, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department released the following 34 incidents between Monday, June 1 and Monday, June 8: Monday, June 1 7:54:11 a.m., 1460 Meriden-Wtby Tpk., Hazmat Release Investigation 1:21:39 p.m, 9 Knights Ct., Medical Assist, Assist EMS 2:27:23 p.m., 151 Queen St., Carbon Monoxide Incident 4:04:58 p.m., 192 Waters Edge Dr., Medical Assist, Assist EMS…

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Police Blotter for the June 12 edition

June 10, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests: Christian J. Kelley, 37, of 179 Divinity St., Bristol, was arrested on May 15 for cultivation of over 1 kilogram of marijuana, possession of over 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ina Johnson-Ward,…

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Obituaries for June 12 edition

June 10, 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: Margaret “Mona” Rose (Coviello) Burnop, 91, of Waterbury, died on Monday, June 1 at the Summit of Plantsville. Clara T. (Rykowski) Cote, 87, of Southington, died on Wednesday, June, 3 at the MidState Medical Center…

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Carousel Museum participating in open house day, June 13

June 10, 2015
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Connecticut residents are invited to discover – and rediscover – the state’s arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities during the 11th Annual Open House Day on Saturday, June 13. The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol will…

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