Christian Service Award winners

August 13, 2016
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The Southington Church Women United organization announced the 2016 Christian Service Award winners at its end of year award dinner recently at the Manor Inn in Milldale. Award winners are nominated by their church’s representative for their participation at various levels within their church committees, ministries and civic outreach. Front, from left, Marian McCormick (St.…

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Letter: Reader responds to Observer column, defends police

August 13, 2016
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To the editor: In response to Lisa Capobianco’s observations “Stop fighting. Start listening.” in the Friday July 22 edition of the Southington Observer, I take great exception to the phrasing of the fifth paragraph; “…we recently watched the horror of black citizens murdered by police, followed days later by the killing of Dallas police officers…”…

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Letter: Italian American Festival officials thank the Southington community

August 13, 2016
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To the editor: First we would like to thank you for the fine coverage you gave our recently completed 12th annual Southington Italian American Festival, sponsored by the Southington Sons of Italy, the Unico Club of Southington and the Sorelle D’Italia in America. It is certainly appreciated. While the weather could have been better, we…

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Majority Leader Aresimowicz earns 100 percent voting record

August 12, 2016
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State Rep. Joe Aresimowicz (D-Southington, Berlin)
House Majority Leader

HARTFORD—According to statistics provided by the House Clerk’s office, House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin, Southington) achieved a perfect, 100 percent, voting record for the 2016 General Session. “Representing the people of Berlin and Southington is a job that I love, and one that I take very seriously,” Aresimowicz said in a press release. “My…

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Eversource begins helicopter inspections of power lines

August 12, 2016
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SO NEWS Eversource Helicopters

Eversource is conducting aerial inspections through the month of August for high voltage electrical equipment on rights-of-way in Connecticut. Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, helicopters will begin flying over transmission lines in Southington, Meriden, Middlefield, and Berlin before moving on to eastern Connecticut. The work involves the use of low flying helicopters equipped with high-resolution cameras,…

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Musical buddies Counting Crows, Rob Thomas draw different crowds

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Counting Crows and Rob Thomas may be two peas in a pod—buddies on tour together who hit the alternative music scene of the 1990s at the same time—but their audiences definitely are of two different minds. At the Mohegan Sun Arena on Aug. 6, the differences between Counting Crows’ and…

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Fifth Harmony prove they’re ready for stardom

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most acts who find themselves riding to the top of the charts with just one or two albums under their belt find themselves in a bit of a bind when they headline their first concert tours. They may have a handful of hits. But do they have an evening’s worth…

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Musical ponders the paths not taken

August 12, 2016
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By MOLLY WESTFALL CORRESPONDENT We’ve all had a moment where we stop and think “what could have been” if we acted outside of our comfort zone, chose one opportunity over another or took the road less traveled. The protagonist of “If/Then,” Elizabeth (Jackie Burns) takes us on a journey where we don’t have to wonder…

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Rocker Ricky Nelson’s sons keep the flame burning

August 12, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Rock and roll progeny often make a concerted effort to avoid sounding like their parents. Other times, however, the sons and daughters of rock legends capitulate to the inevitable and embrace their genetics. Twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar Nelson had tried the former approach during their pop metal days in…

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