Editorial: To pay or not to pay? That is the question

December 19, 2015
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Southington Observer

It should come as no surprise that a small wave of gasps spread across the community when news about Tom Lombardi’s attorneys fees began to trickle in. One camp is championing Lombardi. How can an elected official expect to shoulder the cost when the charges didn’t even stick? The other camp is arguing that it…

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Letter: DePaolo student approves the changes to the AHF committee

December 19, 2015
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We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com.

To the editor: Hello, I am a seventh grader by the name of Matthew Geary from DePaolo Middle School, responding to Kristen Gortham. I have been into politics for about a year now, and I am a Republican. I believe it is beneficial that Councilor Chris Palmieri was kicked off the Apple Harvest Festival Committee.…

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Letter: Democratic leader upset about AHF Committee changes

December 19, 2015
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To the editor: It was shocking to me to hear that Councilman Christopher Palmieri has been removed as chair of the Southington Apple Harvest Festival Committee. Even worse, he was removed from membership on that committee. It is inconceivable that his removal was the result of poor performance as chairman. Palmieri has been in large…

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Therapeutic Dancercize for children with special needs

December 18, 2015
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The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a new therapeutic dancercize program for Southington children with special needs, ages 6-18. Children will have a blast exercising to their favorite music in this active dance movement program. Classes will take place in the Plantsville Elementary School gymnasium on Wednesday evenings, Jan. 27 to March…

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Developing the new talent: Indoor Track welcomes a large group of athletes

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Blue Knights coach Dan Dachelet took on the head coaching duties of the boys and girls track and field teams for the first time last season. The boys team finished 19th out of 27 schools in the CCC, while the girls team also finished 19th out of 23 schools in the…

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Rebuilding, season two: Boys Basketball looks to build on last year’s rally

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knights basketball team just missed the Class LL tournament by two games, finishing the regular season with a 6-14 record, 5-9 in the CCC West (sixth) and 6-12 in the CCC, but fans haven’t forgotten the late rally that brought the 0-7 team to the brink of a postseason…

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Hatton kindergarteners promote ‘Warm Your Neighbors’ this winter

December 18, 2015
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Three kindergarten classes and 5th grade students involved in the STEPS program at Hatton Elementary School collected more than 1,500 soupand hot chocolate donations for the "Warm Your Neighbor" initiative.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER For the month of December, Hatton Elementary School kindergarten students created a new winter initiative called “Warm Your Neighbor.” Combining two assets from the Southington Town Wide Effort to Promote Success (STEPS) program, students focused on the concepts of “Youth as Resources” and “Service to Others.” The result was the collection of…

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Looking for good leaders: YMCA Leaders Club needs middle schoolers

December 18, 2015
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Do you know a good leader? The YMCA Leadership Club, above, is searching for middle school members.

The YMCA Leaders Club is seeking new members for their 2015-2016 season. Welcoming all Southington residents in sixth to eighth grade, the Leaders Club is a program for students who hope to make a difference in their community. Meeting weekly to plan volunteer events and organize fundraisers, the club teaches teens leadership skills, planning strategies,…

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Youth cheerleaders score at national meet

December 18, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Southington Knights Travel Cheerleaders Division 10 and 14 squads competed at the National Cheerleading Championships in Kissimmee, Fla. on Thursday, Dec. 10, and both teams came away with trophies. The Division 14 squad placed second overall, and the Division 10 squad placed third. I’m so proud of them,” said Southington…

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