Knit-a-Thon is looking for a few good knitters

January 8, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER A church in Southington is calling all knitters and crocheters to participate in its first ever 12 hour “Knit-A-Thon”. The First Congregational Church will be holding the event on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Church member Linda Valencis said the “Knit-A-Thon” has a three-fold purpose. The…

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Closing in on the first goal: Lady Knights are still perfect at 7-0

January 8, 2015
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Maggie Meehan drives past a Suffield defender during a 56-47 win on Dec. 30.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Mike Forgione gathered his team on the sidelines, looked at the scoreboard, and sighed. His Lady Knight basketball team built an early lead on the road but saw it shrink to just one point at the half. When Manchester exploded out of the gates at the start of the third quarter, Southington’s…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Bristol as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, 4 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Bristol Library, 5 High Street. The…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Plainville as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Plainville Library, 56 East Main…

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DOT holds local open house for CTfastrak

January 7, 2015
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The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) announced the CTfastrak bus rapid transit system will begin operating on March 28. CTDOT has scheduled a free open house in Southington as part of a series of open houses. The local meeting will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., at the Southington Municipal Center, 196-200…

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‘Pippin’ colorful, great fun

January 7, 2015
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If you’re looking for a fun night of entertainment, great performances, gutbusting laughter, and memorable music, the current revival of Stephen Schwartz’s (“Wicked,” “Godspell”) and Roger O. Hirson’s classic musical “Pippin” is for you. The current road production takes the 1970s’ era musical and shoots it into the 21st century on the wings of its…

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Obituaries for Jan. 9

January 7, 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: Sherwood Daniels, 92, of Southington, died on Dec. 31 at Hospital of Central Connecticut, New Britain Campus. He was the husband of the late Madeleine (Albert) Daniels. Edna (Munson) Egidio, 100, of Southington died on…

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Connecticut cities and towns seek level state aid at minimum

January 7, 2015
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest association of cities and towns is asking the governor and state lawmakers to at least maintain current levels of state aid when they craft a new two-year state budget. Ron Thomas, director of public policy and advocacy for the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, said Monday the funding is needed…

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Warming stations open through Friday

January 6, 2015
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The Southington Emergency Management Team has announced the opening of warming stations through Friday due to the expected cold weather and wind chills. The stations are located at the Calendar House (Senior Center) and the Southington Public Library during their normal business hours. Calendar House is located at 388 Pleasant Street in Southington, and its business…

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