Editorial: Quickly…A show of hands

July 16, 2016
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Southington Observer

Once again, we were disappointed by the Town Council and their knee jerk reactions. On Monday, they voted, 7-2, to suspend all rules of procedure outlined in the Charter before making a unanimous vote to rename the municipal center in honor of John Weichsel. As we noted last week, we applaud Weichsel’s name being attached…

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Demi, Nick continue their musical evolution

July 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR It’s interesting and satisfying to watch music artists grow and mature over the years. When I went to the July 6 Mohegan Sun Arena stop of the Future Now tour with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas, it was not the first time I had seen either artist. I first caught…

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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

July 15, 2016
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Bees return from break to take on Revolution

NEW BRITAIN BEES (39-38) AT YORK REVOLUTION (42-35) ========== In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return from the All-Star break to take on the Revolution in York! First pitch 6:30PM! Series:Through the first ten games between the two teams this season, the Revolution hold a 6-4 edge on the Bees. The remaining two games…

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10,000 Maniacs seizes the moment with latest live set

July 15, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When you capture lightning in a jar, it makes sense to share the glow. And that’s what 10,000 Maniacs did with its latest album, “Playing Favorites,” a live album that features many of the band’s hits. The band—which includes Mary Ramsey on vocals, Jerome Augustyniak on drums, Dennis Drew on…

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Job Fair for Northwest Village School set for July 28

July 15, 2016
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Wheeler Clinic’s Northwest Village School will host a Job Fair on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 91 Northwest Dr., Plainville. The event is designed to recruit special education teachers; a high school science teacher; a high school math teacher; middle school – regular education teachers; and an education coordinator. Qualified candidates…

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Hall of Fame: He was the ‘Tops’–Doug Topshe was one of Southington’s biggest supporters

July 15, 2016
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Former Tops Market owner, Doug Topshe, will be inducted posthumously into the Southington Sports Hall of Fame for his efforts as a booster for local athletes, teams, and leagues.

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR It’s been more than three decades, but Al Rousseau can still remember the late Doug Topshe taking a left out of Recreation Park. The owner of Tops Market never even glanced at his rear view mirror as his grocery store—and his home—vanished from view. Instead, Topshe was focused on his young passenger,…

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SEF awards scholarships to SHS graduates

July 15, 2016
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Sarah Lamb, left, and Emily Maciejewski were selected as this year’s scholarship award winners for the Southington Education Foundation (SEF) scholarships.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Southington Education Foundation (SEF) awarded $2,000 to local students this month for the pursuit of high education. Emily Maciejewski, salutatorian for the Southington High School (SHS) Class of 2016, and Sarah Lamb, were both chosen as recipients for the organization’s annual scholarships. The SEF, established in 2009 to support creative initiatives…

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Big Leaguers stopped in the championship round…again

July 15, 2016
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Angelo Calandra throws a pitch against Edgewood in Game 2 of the championship series.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington’s Big League baseball team’s postseason rally was finally halted during a late, sixth-inning rally in game three of the District 5 state championship series on Monday, July 11. The Southington South Little League team just missed a chance to represent Connecticut at Dover, Del. in the regional tournament. For the…

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Italian Festival 2 weeks away

July 14, 2016
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Italian Festival (2016)

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Among the traditional favorite festivities at Southington’s Italian-American Festival, two new special events have been added to this year’s line-up. The 12th annual cultural festival will take place on July 29, 30, and 31 on the lower portion of Center Street. The festival will be open from 5p.m. to 11p.m. on Friday,…

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