Generators and courtyard upgrades added to MS project

February 26, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER The Middle School Building Committee and construction companies working on the middle school renovation projects are seeking to add generators and courtyard upgrades to the existing projects. The Board of Education has approved the preliminary drawings and specifics for the middle school renovation projects. Now, the  BOE has recommended sending representatives…

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SHS principal leaving the district to become Plymouth superintendent

February 26, 2015
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SHS Principal Martin Semmel has been named as the new Plymouth superintendent.

By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER Back-to-back state football championships, a state marching band championship, a nationally-recognized robotics team, and an increase in students taking AP classes are just a few of the accomplishments Southington High School (SHS) principal Martin Semmel is proud to have been a part of. Semmel reflected on the success Southington High School…

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2014 Apple Harvest Festival generated $5,000 for SCS

February 25, 2015
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After another successful Apple Harvest Festival, members of the Festival Supervisory Committee voted unanimously to donate $5,000 to Southington Community Services. Front, from left, Melissa Ericksen, Victoria Triano, and Denise Lewicki. Back, Dave Lapreay, Tom Lombardi, SCS Director Janet Mellon, Chris Palmieri, Mark Sciota, Judy Miceli.

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Newest Fire fighter begins his career in Southington

February 25, 2015
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Jasen Zarcone is Southington's newest full-time fire fighter.

The Southington Fire Department (SFD) announced their newest full-time fire fighter. On Monday, Feb. 23, Jasen Zarcone, 29, was  sworn in at the Town Clerk’s office. Before arriving at Southington, Zarcone was a member of the Brookfield Fire Department, Candlewood Company and served there since 2009. In the spring of 2013, Zarcone graduated from the…

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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

February 25, 2015
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UNICO Club announces Italian dinner at Testa’s

The Unico Club of Southington will hold an Italian dinner on Monday, March 30 at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. in Southington at 6:30 p.m. The dinner will consist of pasta fagioli, antipasto, macaroni and meatballs, suffrite, chicken Parmagiano, and roasted potatoes.  Wine will be served with the meal. For reservations, call Mike…

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SFD announces retirement celebration for Captain William Higgins

February 25, 2015
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Members of the International Association of Fire Fighters Local 2033 from Southington Fire Department announced the retirement celebration for Captain William Higgins on March 5 at the Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Southington. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a family style dinner and a celebration of Higgins’ career.  Higgins has served the town for…

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Obituaries for Feb. 27

February 25, 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: Steven M. Earley, 48, of Southington, died at home on Saturday, Feb. 14. Carol (Kane) Banaszek, 82, of Southington, died at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 17. She had been the wife of the late…

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Dentist visits Plantsville nursery school

February 24, 2015
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Local pediatric dentist, Griselda Khoe, visited Plantsville Community Nursery School recently to demonstrate proper brushing technique to the children. Khoe’s helpers are Jenna T., Abigail F., and Max M.

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Strong In Talent

February 24, 2015
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Last Friday Strong School Students displayed their talents and put on a talents show. Students sang, played instruments, danced, and some even performed their synchronized swimming skills. The teachers flash mobbed the stage with a retro 80’s number. There were day and evening performances. Photos by:  Tammi Naudus

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