Crystal ball; Looking into the new year

January 5, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer Southington officials are proud of the town’s accomplishments over the last year and hope that 2013 will bring more progress, but a tough economy is expected to bring difficulties. “There’s a whole slate of items we’re looking at,” said Town Council Chairman John Dobbins. “It’s going to be more difficult…

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Town hopes 2013 brings phosphorous answers

January 4, 2013
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By Rob Glidden Staff Writer After years of wondering how Southington could manage the difficult and expensive task of managing phosphorous in the town’s wastewater, officials say 2013 could begin with some more progress on this issue. The town has been nervous about the phosphorous question since 2009, when officials learned of the mandate, conceived…

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Knights win SHS Duals; Wrestlers rally from behind in the finals

January 4, 2013
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Knights win SHS Duals; Wrestlers rally from behind in the finals

By John Goralski Sports Writer The three point lead was more than Derek Dion could have hoped for as his Knights entered the final bout of the championship match. On Saturday, Dec. 29, the Blue Knights trailed Winchester, Mass. by 21 points at the beginning of the final round, but a hard fought decision and…

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Violent videogame return program announced

January 4, 2013
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SouthingtonSOS is hosting a violent videogame return program at the Southington Drive-in next weekend. The returned videogames will be trashed and participants will receive a gift certificate from sponsors and businesses that are a member of the Southington Chamber of Commerce. The videogame return program was spurred by the recent shootings in Newtown that left…

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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

January 3, 2013
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Fans of princesses (and heroes), here comes ‘Disney on Ice’

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, and Snow White are coming to town. So it’s only fitting that a self-confessed fan of all things Disney, who hails from Connecticut, should be on the ice with them. From Jan. 8 to 12, “Disney on Ice presents Princesses and Heroes” will…

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Listings for Jan. 3

January 3, 2013
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Listings for Jan. 3

Health listings TUESDAY, JAN. 7 BRISTOL COMMUNICATING WITH TODDLERS. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parent and ChildCenter, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Funded by grants from the Petit Family Foundation and the Fuller & Myrtle Barnes Fund for Education at the Main Street Community Foundation. Sliding scale fee and scholarships available for low-income families. $4 per class.…

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Plainville-Southington Health District offers tips to lessen impact of the flu

January 2, 2013
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Each year in the United States, on average 5-20 percent of the population gets the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications. As flu activity begins in Connecticut, the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District would like to remind residents of these simple steps recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and…

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Happy New Year

December 31, 2012
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Happy New Year

The Southington Observer wishes everyone a safe and happy new year. Be sure to check back here this week to see what Southington officials are looking at as the main issues of 2013.  

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New format for CT all-star football game

December 30, 2012
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By Mark Jaffee Special to The Observer Big changes are upon us in terms of the Connecticut High School All-Star football games. The Hall of Fame Classic, set for June 29 at Rentschler Field, will feature 110 of the state’s best players, by position, and eventually divided into two teams by a draft in April,…

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