Vachon Named NAC Defensive Player of the Year

December 17, 2014
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CASTLETON, VT—Former Lady Knight soccer standout continues to make an impact at the next level. Castleton State College defender Allison Vachon was recently named as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year. This fall, Vachon spearheaded a Spartan defense which gave up just three goals in nine conference contests. The…

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Santa at Sloper

December 17, 2014
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Photos by TAMMI NAUDUS The Kringles made an appearance at YMCA Camp Sloper on Saturday, Dec. 13 for the annual Santa at Sloper event. Visitors enjoyed train rides, horse-and-buggy rides, snacks, and live music.    

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Obituaries for Dec. 19

December 17, 2014
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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. Edwina (Theirault) Fournier, 92, of Southington, died at home on Monday, Dec. 8. She was the wife for 65 years of the late Claude Fournier. Pamela R. Brouillard, 39, of Southington, died at home on…

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Southington Care offers Pet Partner evaluations

December 17, 2014
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Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., is offering Pet Partner evaluation tests to people interested in serving with their dogs as pet therapy partners. Participants are first required to successfully complete the online Pet Partners handler course, which can be found at www.petpartners.org. There is a fee to take the course. The certificate of completion…

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Lincoln College partners with Bread for Life for better nutrition

December 17, 2014
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Eldon Hafford, Bread for Life executive director, left, and Carrie Miles, Lincoln College of New England nutrition intern, review the week’s menus that will be served in the soup kitchen, the senior housing communities and to homebound friends.

Carrie Miles, a dietetic technician intern, partnered with Bread for Life to create well-balanced menus including a protein, starch and vegetable for those receiving meals in the soup kitchen and through home delivery. Miles is a student enrolled in the nutrition program at Lincoln College of New England in Southington, and she dedicated 45 hours…

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Make ornaments at Carousel Museum Sunday

December 16, 2014
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On Sunday, Dec. 21 at 2 p.m., there will be an ornament making program at the New England Carousel Museum. Children will use paint and sparkles to decorate glass ornaments. All admissions include entrance to all of the museum’s exhibits, including the collection of over 130 carousel animals, the Museum of Greek Culture, the Museum…

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Families of Newtown victims sue rifle manufacturer

December 16, 2014
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By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) _ The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed…

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Judge: 2012 killings not allowed in Hernandez case

December 16, 2014
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By ERIKA NIEDOWSKI Associated Press FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) _ Prosecutors in a murder case against Aaron Hernandez won’t be allowed to tell a jury about two other killings with which the ex-New England Patriot is charged or the final text messages the victim sent to his sister, a judge ruled Friday. Hernandez has pleaded…

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Connecticut takes first steps to reach super-fast Internet

December 16, 2014
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By STEPHEN SINGER Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut is taking a slow approach to super-fast Internet. As of last week, 10 Connecticut municipalities were the first to commit to an initiative inviting telecommunications and other businesses for ideas to build and finance Internet service of up to 1,000 megabits _ 1 gigabit _…

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