Letter: Italian Festival Committee applauds downtown waiver

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: The article in last week’s Observer did a great job of detailing the waiver against the state building codes for on-the-street fairs. This waiver made possible through the efforts of our representatives Dave Zoni and Joe Aresimowicz as well as our own council people Victoria Triano and Tom Lombardi and Town Attorney…

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Letter: Reader loves programming at YMCA Camp Sloper

May 14, 2016
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To the editor: Every year in February, there is a conversation among the parents in my office (45 minutes from Southington) that begins something like this, “I can’t believe it’s time to start registering for summer camps already. What are your kids going to do for the summer?” Inevitably, there is complaining about the limited…

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Meet the princesses

May 13, 2016
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The fairy tale princesses wait for their young guests Saturday at the annual Princess Meet and Greet held by the Junior Miss Southington pageant. The fund raiser, held at the Aqua Turf, benefitted the oncology department at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Southington Social Services. For more photos, visit www.CTFashionMag.com.

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St. Paul Catholic High School sets graduation date

May 13, 2016
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Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Scholarship gala

May 13, 2016
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Miss Plantsville Alyssa Anderson, left, hugs her ‘Princess’ Nayoung Kwon at Saturday’s Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant annual gala at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. For more photos, visit www.ctfashionmag.com.

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Digging up the archaeology of White Zombie

May 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a band hits it big after building up its audience from the ground up, it may find its sound shifting 180 degrees as it works its way to fortune and fame. If all you know of metal, industrial band White Zombie are their songs, “More Human than Human” or…

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Fish for free in CT Saturday

May 13, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state of Connecticut is opening up its lakes, rivers and other bodies of water for fishing at no charge. The annual “Free Fishing Day” on Saturday is designed to encourage residents to try the sport. No fishing license will be required for either state residents or nonresidents. The state Department…

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Outdoor track is heading into the final stretch

May 13, 2016
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Sean Garrison sets the pace in his 3200m heat at the Irv Black Invitational in New Britain on May 6-7.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington continues to add athletes to a growing list of state qualifiers as other continue to climb the rankings. With their only home meet of the season and an invitational meet just over the border, the Blue Knight track teams finally gave local fans a taste of things to come. With…

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Knight runners go the distance: Napoli, Garrison sign Letters of Intent

May 13, 2016
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Tracksters Gabi Napoli, left, and Sean Garrison, center, sign NCAA Division I National Letters of Intent during a ceremony at the high school.

  By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Seniors Gabi Napoli and Sean Garrison signed National Letters of Intent on Monday, May 2 in the library of Southington High School. Napoli will be attending the University of Rhode Island (URI), located in Kingston, R.I. in the fall to run for the Division I Rams cross country and track…

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