I-84 Closure schedule at a glance

June 27, 2014
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Interstate 84, at exit 30, will be closed this weekend. Here are the details. Friday, June 27 *9 a.m: Southington Rest Area, I-84 East closed *5 p.m. to 9 p.m: I-84 Exit 30 off and on ramps closed; Marion Avenue closed at ramps *6 p.m: One lane taken on I-84 East at Exit 27 (I-691)…

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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

June 27, 2014
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Joe Markley likely running unopposed in the 16th Senate District

By Luke Marshall Special to The Observer The race for the state Senate 16th District is shaping up to be a one-man show. Joseph Markley, the Republican incumbent from Southington, has been endorsed for a fourth term in office. The 16th District covers portions of Cheshire, Prospect, Southington, Wolcott and Waterbury. “To say I have…

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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

June 27, 2014
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Class of 2014 graduates from Southington High

By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer Over five hundred students graduated as the Class of 2014 from Southington High School, with many sharing their appreciation for their close knit community and their excitement for the future. Family, friends, administrators and town officials all gathered on the field to celebrate with the Class of 2014. Many of…

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Downtown needs cosmetic work

June 27, 2014
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Downtown needs cosmetic work

By Ed Harris Editor A recent downtown Southington walkthrough, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce’s Central Business Alliance (CBA), highlighted some of the cosmetic work that is needed in the area. “There’s some minor issues, but it’s aesthetics,” said Chamber of Commerce President Art Secondo. Some of the work cited included the repainting and other…

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Dean’s List: Head of the Class; Laurel Dean is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Dean’s List: Head of the Class; Laurel Dean is The Observer’s Female Athlete of the Year

By John Goralski Sports Writer With every gulp of air, clawed a few inches closer to the lead. With every plunge below the surface, her kicks drove her toward the front of the pack. Her injured leg screamed in pain with every stroke. Her lungs burned with every breath, but the Lady Knight senior was…

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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

June 27, 2014
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Maxwell’s House; Zach Maxwell is The Observer’s Male Athlete of the Year

By John Goralski Sports Writer For almost six minutes looked for any glimmer of light as he wrestled in the center ring at the 2013 state open finals. For two periods, the top ranked 195 pounder blocked every escape. Maxwell trailed, 4-0, midway through the match. He trailed, 4-2, with just a few seconds remaining.…

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Southington Library starts its adult summer reading series

June 26, 2014
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By Lindsay Carey Staff Writer With people barbecuing on the grill and experimenting with their gardens this summer, the Southington Library has made the theme of their Adult Summer Reading programs food. The first two events to kickoff the “Tasteful Reads” programs will fuse culinary talent and literary knowledge. On Thursday June 26 at 6:30…

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Moose sighting in Southington

June 25, 2014
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Moose sighting in Southington

By Ed Harris Editor A moose was spotted wandering around by the high school last Thursday, a few hours prior to graduation. Residents called police, reporting sightings on Loper and Flanders Streets during the early afternoon hours. The moose was sighted trying to cross Queen Street by Flanders later in the evening. The animal was…

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Plainville man charged with selling heroin

June 25, 2014
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Southington Police have arrested a Plainville man on charges that he was selling heroin in and around town. On Thursday, June 19, police arrested Fernando Vasquez, 22, of Plainville, following an investigation that spanned several months. He was charged with three counts of the sale of narcotics. He was held on a $300,000 bond with…

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