Letter: Reader likes SHS Wall of Honor selection

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to comment last week’s story on those former students who will be inducted onto the SHS Wall of Honor. So much of what we read these days in the papers and social media is negative. I totally agree with the chairman of the selection committee, Bob Brown, in his…

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Letter: Reader enjoyed the Observer column by Taylor Hartz

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: If you missed the opinion by Observer staff writer Taylor Hartz, titled “Showing solidarity is a good start,” I encourage you to give it a read. Commenting on the Paris tragedy, Hartz commends those who took to social media in a show of support and solidarity for the victims, yet asks whether…

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Letter: Hall of Fame inductee thanks the town and his coaches

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to extend the most gracious thank you for a life-lifting experience as an inductee into the 2015 Southington Sports Hall of Fame. I can’t believe that it has been 43 years since I graduated Southington High School. The memories of growing up in Southington are always in my heart.…

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Straight No Chaser hits the musical iron while it’s still smokin’

December 4, 2015
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Lion King Jr (4)

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most music albums have the gestation period of an elephant. Often, the time that passes between conception to release is months and months and months. So, it’s often hard for a group itself to keep its finger on the pop music pulse. But Straight No Chaser’s new album, “The New…

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Southington Knights’ cheerleaders heading to nationals in Fla.

December 4, 2015
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  The Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer program is part of American Youth Football and Cheerleading and its competitive cheer program consists of 43 girls on 2 squads. This year, both squads have had the opportunity to compete at the state, regional and national level. On Oct. 17, the program competed in the association’s…

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‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign cites over 50 seat belt violations

December 4, 2015
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Click It or Ticket

The Southington Police Department handed out nearly 100 tickets during the annual “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign in Southington. Police announced that 57 motorists were cited during the campaign for failure to wear seat belts. In addition, police ticketed 22 motorists for cell phone violations, 12 for speeding, and five for operating…

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100-feet of holiday spirit

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR As soon as you walk through the tunnel that takes you into the front entrance of Lake Compounce Amusement Park in Bristol, you can’t miss it. Right in front of you, with blazing white lights and shiny red holiday bulbs, a 100-foot tree greets you as you arrive for the…

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Town is accepting bids for specialty cleanup and restoration services

December 4, 2015
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Town of Southington

Sealed proposals for on-call specialty cleanup and restoration services will be received at the Southington Town Hall, Office of the Town Manager, 75 Main Street, until Monday, Dec. 21 at 2:15 p.m., after which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud. The Town requires services of an on-call professional for cleanup of private…

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Editorial: We’re just getting started

December 4, 2015
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40th anniversary (web)

It’s hard to believe but, as this paper was rolling off the presses, our newsroom had a little chance to celebrate a milestone. On Thursday, Dec. 3, the Observer turned 40 years old. In an era that’s peppered with news about press closures and the bleak future of printed news, we feel those four decades…

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