Thieves, vandals target local graves

March 2, 2016
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Vandals have stolen three statues from the Giammatteo grave site at St. Thomas Cemetery, above.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Vandals and thieves have been targeting grave sites at St. Thomas Cemetery, with several families reporting that statues have been stolen from their relatives’ gravesites.  A string of burglaries has occurred at the cemetery since the start of the year, with four angels being reported stolen since Jan. 1. Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz…

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Town opens property tax relief for elderly and disabled

March 2, 2016
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Tax relief

The town is now accepting applications for property tax reductions for the elderly and disabled. In a statement released on Feb. 24, the Department of Assessments for the Town of Southington announced that eligible applicants may now apply for the reductions. These reductions will be awarded through two programs, the elderly homeowners program and the…

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Lady Knights save their best for last: 4x800m relay team shatters their own record at the NE championship

March 2, 2016
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SP track - 4x800m - Erin Angelillo, Taylor Hubert, Kate Kemnitz & Gabi Napoli 030416

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Southington history was made once again on Sunday, Feb. 28 at the 29th annual New England Indoor Track and Field Championships, held at the historic Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Facility in Roxbury Crossing, Mass. Not only was the girls 4x800m relay team the first relay team to represent Southington at…

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Getting a taste for world culture

March 2, 2016
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Diversity Night-Curacao-Karen (mom) and Isabelle Hoffman (lived in this country)

Isabelle Hoffman and her mother, Karen, display some of their favorite dishes from their time spent living in Curacao. On Thursday, Feb. 25, Isabelle was just one of dozens of middle school students to offer a taste of the world during the Taste of Culture event at DePaolo Middle School. Events were held last week…

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Girls hold off the Bears: Knights will face Greenwich in second round

March 2, 2016
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Janette Wadolowski leads a fast break during a first round victory over Norwalk in the first round of the Class LL tournament.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The No. 7 Lady Knights (18-3) are moving on to the second round of the Class LL state tournament after defeating No.26 Norwalk (10-11), 62-51, at home on Saturday, Feb. 27. But the victory didn’t come easily. The Knights came out quickly, building a a nine-point lead by the end of…

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Police arrest woman for selling prescription pills

March 2, 2016
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Marika Tiniakos

Southington Police arrested a Cheshire woman for selling prescription pills in Southington. On Feb. 26, Marika Tiniakos, 24, of Cheshire, was arrested for two counts of selling xanax and two counts of selling oxycodone. The Special Investigation Unit opened an investigation in April 2015 after receiving information that Tiniakos was selling prescription pills. Based on this information,…

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Running Club meeting March 6

March 2, 2016
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Running

On Tuesday, March 6 at 6 pm, there will be an open meeting to discuss the creation of a running club in Southington. The meeting is open to the general public, and the club has the potential to be for youths and adults. The Meeting will be held in the administrative building of the YMCA,…

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Sports listings for the March 4 edition

March 2, 2016
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If you would like to your event announced in The Observer, please e-mail information to jgoralski@southingtonobserver.com. The Observer reserves the right to edit for content and space.

FUNDRAISERS PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and…

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Library listings for the March 4

March 2, 2016
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The Southington Public Library, 255 Main St, Southington, CT 06489.
(860) 628-0947

The Southington Library has announced a number of upcoming programs. All are welcome. To register, contact (860) 628-0947, ext. 6552 or visit www.southingtonlibrary.org and click on ‘Calendar of Events.’ For children’s events, call ext. 3. Here are some upcoming events: March “A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign” by Edward…

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