Southington officials salute enlisted grads

June 18, 2015
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Thirteen graduating Southington High School seniors were honored on Tuesday afternon for their enlistment in the United States military. The students were recognized at a luncheon on June 10, when families, local veterans, school administrators and town officials gathered in their honor.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER School officials saluted 13 Southington High School seniors at a special ceremony to aknowledge their enlistment in the United States military. Following their graduation from Southington High School, the students will serve in the Army National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and U.S. Navy, with one student attending the U.S. Naval Academy…

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Parent volunteers recognized by Board of Ed

June 18, 2015
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Superintendent of Schools Timothy Connellan speaks during the parent volunteer recognition luncheon at Hawk's Landing Country Club on June, 16.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER As the season of award ceremonies and end-of-the-year banquets winds down, the Southington Board of Education held one last luncheon this week, to recognize the parent volunteers who have helped plan, organize, and promote the many events and activities held throughout the school year. Nearly 100 parents, faculty members, administrators, and Board…

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Girls Scouts’ Camp Carlson now registering

June 18, 2015
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 This summer, girls at Camp Carlson can learn horseback riding and care while participating in traditional activities that summer camp as to offer. With the program, “Horse Fun”, girls will spend half of their day learning horse care and riding skills at a local equestrian facility, then come back to Camp Carlson for fun, traditional…

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Compounce joins Dinosaur Trail

June 18, 2015
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For the family with an affinity for dinosaurs, there are five locations on the Connecticut Dinosaur Trail, a historic collaboration that brings together five of the state’s pre-eminent tourist attractions: Connecticut Science Center, Dinosaur State Park, The Dinosaur Place at Nature’s Art Village, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. and new this year – Lake…

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Main Street Community Foundation awards scholarships

June 18, 2015
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Main Street Community Foundation has awarded $146,000 in scholarships to a group of over 120 students at varying levels of their academic careers from the towns of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott as well as other communities. The majority of scholarship grants were awarded during the foundation’s June 9 Scholarship Reception at Hawk’s…

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Lady Knights are champs…again

June 17, 2015
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Bella Russo stares down the ball during a 15-pitch at bat that helped spark Southington’s four-run comeback rally.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER STRATFORD—With her teammates pressed against the fence behind her, Lauren Zazzaro strolled up to the plate with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Her shallow pop fly barely made it into the grass between the infield and outfield, but it was enough. Cheshire’s right fielder, Mairaide O’Reilly, made…

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Obituaries for the June 19 edition

June 17, 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. Theresa Marie (Ouellette) Cyr, 92, of Bristol, widow of Normand R. Cyr, died on June 12 at…

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Fire Report for the June 19 edition

June 17, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 41 incidents from Monday, June 8 to Monday, June 15: Monday, June 8 1:25:56 a.m., Norton St. and Todd Rd., Motor Vehicle Accident 10:22:22 a.m., I-84 Westbound Exit, Smoke Scare, Odor Of Smoke 11:48:28 a.m., 905 Marion Ave., Medical Assist, Assist EMS 1:40:53 p.m., 1821 Meriden-Wtby Tpk., Alarm…

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Police blotter for June 19 edition

June 17, 2015
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Police blotter for June 19 edition

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Wednesday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 10: Kamila Lipinska, 25, of 100 South End Rd., Southington, was arrested for an incident on Oct. 1, 2014 for passing a standing school bus. Frank J. Vinci, 42, of 488 Curtiss St., Southington, was arrested on June 3 for…

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