Board of Ed adopts budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Education (BOE) voted Thursday to adopt their operating budget for the 2015-2016 Fiscal Year as approved by the Board of Finance (BOF) and the Town Council. The budget, totaling $89,667,401, falls $530,000 below the amount the BOE originally requested for their operations in the coming fiscal year. In an…

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Knights sweep 3 powers, control the CCC West

May 21, 2015
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No. 1 singles player Kunal Kataria returns a volley at a recent home meet.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Ever since the preseason when Southington coach Tony Mauro stated that this season’s team could be Southington’s strongest boys’ team in decades, his Knights have done nothing but backed their coach’s statement. With three wins this week, including two against perennial state powers, it’s pretty much carved in stone. The Blue…

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Tensions mount over School Street project

May 21, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Tensions were high at last week’s town council meeting when Chariman Michael Riccio concluded the council’s vote on a construction bid for School Street pavement repairs with the statement “I’ve never been so shocked in all my years on this town council.” In a 7-2 vote the council approved the bid for…

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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

May 21, 2015
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2015 Apple Harvest Festival poster contest

How would you like the opportunity to design the Southington Apple Harvest Festival 47th Anniversary Poster? This is a great opportunity to share your talent with the community as well as a chance to win multiple prizes. Each participant must design a poster reflecting the 2015 Apple Harvest Festival.  This year’s theme is “Growing Community…

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Boissoneaults will be honored at KofC and Elks dinner on May 22

May 20, 2015
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Southington Knights of Columbus Isabella Council 15 announced a fundraiser dinner, along with the Southington Elks Club, which will benefit the Relay for Life and will honor a local family for their dedication to the relay. The event will be held at the Elks Lodge located at 114 Main Street in Southington. Tickets cost $12…

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Obituaries for May 22

May 20, 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: Regina S. Venditto, of Southington, died surrounded by her family on May 13. Randall T. Lepore, 49, of Southington, died on Monday, May 11 at Yale New Haven Hospital. Do you have an obituary that…

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Police blotter for May 22

May 20, 2015
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Police blotter for May 22

The Southington Police Department announced the following arrests from Thursday, April 30 to Wednesday, May 13: Gerard W. Niemierowko, 23, of 36 Bagley Rd., Southington, was arrested on April 30 for possession of less than one half ounce of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and littering. Paul M. Wylenczek, 22, of 122 Scenic Dr., Southington,…

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Fire report for May 22

May 20, 2015
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The Southington Fire Department announced the following 52 incidents from Monday, May 11 to Monday, May 18: Monday, May 11 121 Pleasant St. /Grace United, Service Call, Other 136 Sheffield Pl., Alarm System Activation 121 Pleasant St. /Grace United, Public Service 30 High St. /YMCA Learning, Alarm System Activation 19 Riverside Dr., Lock-Out Building 143…

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Local man convicted for fatal fire on Darling Street

May 20, 2015
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  NEW BRITAIN (AP)—A 19-year-old Southington man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in a fatal fire that prosecutors say began when he threw a firecracker into a friend’s apartment on Darling Street on June 22, 2014. Eric Morelli entered the plea on Monday, May 18 in New Britain Superior Court as part of a plea…

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