Back to the final four

June 10, 2015
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Emily Lippincott chases down a fly ball during a 10-0 win over Trumbull to catapult Southington to the Class LL semifinals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was another day at the office for the top-seeded Lady Knights softball team (22-0) as they cruised to a pair of lopsided wins in the Class LL state tournament. Southington out-scored opponents, 20-2, in the opening rounds to claim their spot in the Class LL final four. After receiving a…

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Baseball sweeps into the semis

June 10, 2015
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Brett Shaw tracks down an outfield ball during a 3-1 win over Stamford to send the Knights back to the final four.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER For the third year in a row, a series of postseason wins have driven Amity and Southington into a big-game match-up. Only this time, it’s in the semifinal. The No.7-seed Blue Knights baseball team (18-5) find themselves in familiar territory after winning their first three games of the Class LL State…

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Fire report for June 12 edition

June 10, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department released the following 34 incidents between Monday, June 1 and Monday, June 8: Monday, June 1 7:54:11 a.m., 1460 Meriden-Wtby Tpk., Hazmat Release Investigation 1:21:39 p.m, 9 Knights Ct., Medical Assist, Assist EMS 2:27:23 p.m., 151 Queen St., Carbon Monoxide Incident 4:04:58 p.m., 192 Waters Edge Dr., Medical Assist, Assist EMS…

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Police Blotter for the June 12 edition

June 10, 2015
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The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests: Christian J. Kelley, 37, of 179 Divinity St., Bristol, was arrested on May 15 for cultivation of over 1 kilogram of marijuana, possession of over 1 kilogram of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of over 4 ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ina Johnson-Ward,…

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Obituaries for June 12 edition

June 10, 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. Clara T. (Rykowski) Cote, 87, of Southington, died on Wednesday, June, 3 at the MidState Medical Center…

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Carousel Museum participating in open house day, June 13

June 10, 2015
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Connecticut residents are invited to discover – and rediscover – the state’s arts, history and tourism offerings with a variety of special incentives, such as discounted or free admission, free gifts or special exhibits and activities during the 11th Annual Open House Day on Saturday, June 13. The New England Carousel Museum in Bristol will…

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Pelligrinelli leads Southern Maine to Little East semifinals

June 9, 2015
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DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Former Lady Knight scorer Sarah Pelligrinelli helped lead the charge as Southern Maine rallied into the women’s lacrosse semifinals in the Little East conference tournament. The Huskies outlasted Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) in the first round before hitting the top seeded Plymouth State women in the semifinals. Pelligrinelli scored nine times…

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Local meteorology student helps launch ‘Wicked Cyclone’ at Six Flags

June 9, 2015
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Jessica Stanley of Southington, center with hands raised, was among a number of meteorology students from Western Connecticut State University invited to take the inaugural ride on “Wicked Cyclone” at Six Flags New England.

Despite a loud, late thunderstorm the night before, Western Connecticut State University junior meteorology student Jessica Stanley woke up unbelievably early on May 20 to check out a cyclone. Not the weather condition that involves a rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms — this cyclone was the first hybrid roller coaster on the East…

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Southington Care nurses help edit palliative care nursing guide

June 9, 2015
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Ann Minor, left, and Esther Rankine display the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” for CNAs. The two women served on the editorial board for the third edition.

Two Southington Care Center employees recently served on the editorial board for the third edition of the “Core Curriculum for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nursing Assistant” guide published by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Association. Ann Minor, RN-BC, HN-BC, CHPN®, board-certified hospice nurse and holistic care coordinator at the care center and Jerome…

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