Convicted felon accused of stealing gun from relatives; possible ties to other criminal activity, say police

December 26, 2014
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A Southington man already on probation was arrested Wednesday after he stole a firearm from a relative’s house. Police are also investigating if the suspect was involved in other criminal activity. Police said that on Dec. 24 at about 9:04 p.m. they received a complaint about a residential burglary at 93 Visconti Ave. The complainants…

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Bomb threat sparks high school shutdown

December 26, 2014
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SOUTHINGTON OBSERVER Southington High School students were sent home early last Monday when a bomb threat posted on a social media website came to the attention of law enforcement officials. A suspicious package was found, but turned out not to be a threat, said police. In the end, no bombs were found. Police said that…

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SHS teacher arrested for classroom incident

December 26, 2014
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER   An incident report from Southington High School reveals how the school handled an intoxicated teacher on Nov. 6 and provides details surrounding a teacher’s inappropriate behavior towards students. Based on the report, a few teachers came to the main office to report that teacher John Hansen had caused a…

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Commentary: Weight…don’t put that Nutella down yet

December 26, 2014
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Empty. That is what my jar of Nutella looked like after it was just opened for four days. “Why did I do this again,” I scolded myself while marching to my room one night after dinner. I knew I should not have done it, yet it happens time and again…

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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

December 26, 2014
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Track is off and running: 3 Knights qualify for states in week one

  By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR On Friday, Dec. 19, Bailey Kahl landed in a spray of sand at the New Haven Athletic Center, and for the third time in the competition, officials signaled a foul. Southington’s pole vaulter didn’t reach the opening height. Kahl fouled on all three long jumps, but Blue Knight sprinting and field…

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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

December 25, 2014
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Lady Knights keep rolling: Girls Basketball improves to 3-0

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Rocky Hill never knew what hit them. Freshman Hartlee Meier came out of the gates shooting, converting three of her four baskets in the opening quarter. Maggie Meehan scored twice. Natalie Wadolowski scored twice, and Kaitlin Paterson finished with a free throw and a bucket. Rocky Hill shooters scrambled for nine points…

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Knights pin Cats: Wrestlers win opener and place 4th at Lancer Invite

December 25, 2014
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Gabe Purpura handles the baton in the 4x400m at the New Haven Invitational.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Kyle Solomon toyed with his South Windsor opponent like a cat with a ball of string. Southington’s 126-pounder matched the Bobcat’s 132-pounder through two rounds as the pair grappled under the heat of the light in the Southington gym. They were tied at the first whistle. Solomon trailed by one point after…

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Polar Express Day at Thalberg School

December 24, 2014
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The students enjoy the reading of The Polar Express.

On Tuesday, Dec. 23, Thalberg Elementary School students enjoyed a pajama day with fun and stories, like The Polar Express, to ring in the holiday break.  

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DePaolo holiday concert

December 24, 2014
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On Thursday, Dec. 18, DePaolo Middle School held its annual holiday concert. Music was provided by the stringed orchestra, the concert choir, and the jazz band.

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