A Book on Every Bed program at the library

December 10, 2014
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To ensure that every child experiences the joy of reading this holiday season, the Southington Library wants to give adult caregivers a free book for each of their children with a valid Southington library card. The program will be ongoing throughout the month of December. Patrons should visit the Children’s Desk before Dec. 31 and request…

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Mt. Southington is open for business

December 10, 2014
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By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Snow guns have already laid a thin blanket of white crystals along some of the slopes of Mount Southington, and even the recent rains couldn’t beat back their progress. On Sunday, Dec. 7, the local resort opened its gates to winter hopefuls. Another season is underway at Southington’s winter resort. “I’m…

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High school students show appreciation for veterans

December 10, 2014
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High school students show appreciation for veterans

Sixty students from Bristol Eastern High School created certificates of appreciation that were distributed to veterans attending the Iwo Jima memorial service on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Maggie Wernicki, a 3rd grader at Plantsville Elementary School in Southington, presented two Iwo Jima survivors with certificates created by the BEHS students.

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Arrest made in sexual assault of minor

December 10, 2014
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Police made an arrest on Tuesday in connection with a rape of a minor back in June. The suspect is being held on a half million doll ar bond On Dec. 9 at 11:15 A.M., police arrested Walter Ronewicz, 76, at his Southington residence. Police said Ronewicz was charged with one count of sexual assault…

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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

December 10, 2014
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Injuries continue to mount for Lady Knight hoopsters

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Still reeling from their first major injury of the season, things haven’t gotten any easier for the Lady Knights. In the days leading up to the season opener, Southington was hit with the second major injury to a projected starter. Senior co-captain Nicole Fischer suffered a fractured leg, and will miss…

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Obituaries for Dec. 12

December 10, 2014
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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.  Dorothea “Dot” (Brause) Czarnota, 89, of Southington, wife of the late Larry Czarnota, died on Saturday, Nov. 29, at ConnecticutHospice in Branford. Cecile (Picard) Marquis, 77, of Southington, wife of Bertrand Marquis, died on Sunday,…

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Queen Ann Nzinga Center to celebrate Kwanzaa Dec. 27

December 9, 2014
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The Queen Ann Nzinga Center, Inc. presents its 25th Annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 27 at 7 p.m. at the historic Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., New Britain. Tickets are $15, general admission; $10, seniors and children (under 12) and can be purchase on our website or call the office at (860) 229-8389. Kwanzaa, an…

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Flood at JFK causes one class to evacuate

December 9, 2014
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An internal flood at John F. Kennedy Middle School forced one class to evacuate the room on Tuesday, Dec. 9 around 12:30 p.m. Assistant principal Kelly Latham said that a leak occurred when one the joints of a pipe in the heating system gave way and a non-toxic liquid called “liquol” leaked out. Nineteen students…

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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

December 9, 2014
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Liquor stores cited for selling to minors

Members of the Southington Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted unannounced liquor sale compliance inspections at 20 liquor stores/convenience stores where alcoholic beverages are sold on Nov. 28. Six stores were caught selling to a minor, said police. Police used a “cooperating individual who was 18-years old without any forms of identification entered the stores…

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