Lady Knight gymnasts run away with 3rd straight title

March 5, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER SOUTHBURY—Signs of schools in the competition hung high from the bleachers. The vault, balance beam, uneven bars, and floor mat were set up at every corner of the gymnasium at Pomperaug High School in Southbury. The powder was out, and the tape was wrapped. Scores were posted through overhead projection. Running,…

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Middle schools enjoy a ‘Taste of Culture’

March 5, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The first ever cultural fairs were hosted at both John F. Kennedy Middle School and Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 26. The two after-school events offered “A Taste of Culture” for students, parents and faculty in honor of the STEPS February Asset of the month, cultural competence. According…

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Brian Stranieri has been named as the interim Principal at SHS

March 5, 2015
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Southington High School Assistant Principal Brian Stranieri has been appointed as the Interim Principal of Southington High School effective on March 14. Stranieri began his career in education at Southington High School in September 1982 and has served as Assistant Principal since September 2002.  During his 13 years in administration, Stranieri has been responsible for directly overseeing…

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‘Sandcastle Girls’ author to speak at the Aqua Turf

March 5, 2015
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The Southington Library will host a night of story telling at the Aqua Turf on Wednesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. The event is part of the 2015 Southington Reads program. New York Times Best-Selling author Chris Bohjalian will discuss his book, “The Sandcastle Girls,” which is inspired by the author’s grandparents’ experience during the…

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Murillo wins state open championship: 2 Knights medal, advance to NE tournament

March 4, 2015
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Zack Murillo (106) keeps the Blue Knight streak alive with Southington’s third state open title in as many years.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER NEW HAVEN—Hugs all around, hugs all around. There was nothing, but smiles, family pictures, and joy coming out of Murillo camp Saturday night, Feb. 28 at the 2015 CIAC State Open Wrestling Tournament. There wasn’t an empty seat in the house from the bleachers to the balcony above at the…

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Registration is open for Southington’s Community Garden

March 4, 2015
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The Southington Community Garden Association will hold a drawing for garden bed allocations for the East Street garden and the Academy Street garden on Friday, April 3. Applications for the drawing can be obtained from the Planning Department, 196 No. Main St., Southington, or on the town website at www.Southington.org. Applications are due in the…

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Obituaries for March 6

March 4, 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: Richard J. Capristo ,70, of Southington died on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain General. He was a Southington resident since 1986. Megan E. Carlson, 20, of Southington, died…

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Carousel Museum open for season

March 3, 2015
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The New England Carousel Museum is now open for the season. It is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors ages 65 and older, $3.50 for children ages 4 to 14, $2 for…

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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

March 3, 2015
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By MARY ESCH Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the…

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