On to the semifinals: Girls volleyball survives a quarterfinal scare

November 19, 2015
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Kelsea Allen scores a point during a 3-2 win over Ridgefield in the second round.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Points were tossed back and forth between Ridgefield and Southington in the fifth set, and the contest was tied, 6-6. A Tiger kill bounced just inside the line on the next serve to tip the scales, and Ridgefield went on a 4-1 run that threatened to end Southington’s volleyball season. Lady…

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Survive and advance: Boys beat NFA; eliminated in 2nd round

November 19, 2015
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Erik Schneider fights off a defender during Southington’s opening round victory over NFA.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the Blue Knights boys soccer team battled through the rain to snap a four-year postseason drought. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, the No. 12 Knights captured their first Class LL tournament victory since 2010 with a 3-1 win in the first round over No. 21 NFA (9-7-0). Bryan…

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Council holds first meeting since election

November 18, 2015
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Town of Southington

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The newly elected Town Council held its first meeting on Monday, Nov. 9, during which they discussed their upcoming agenda and took action on items discussed by the previous council. A public hearing was scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23 regarding a change to the sewer rate. Town Manager Garry Brumback said that…

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Council re-elects Town Attorney and party leaders

November 18, 2015
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Michael A. Riccio (R) retained his seat as majority leader on the Town Council.

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Town Council was sworn in on Nov. 9 by Town Clerk Kathy Larkin, prior to holding their first meeting since the election. Before beginning the regular meeting, the council voted to elect their Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, to appoint the Town Attorney, and to designate the Minority Party Leader. In four…

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Fournier paces the Lady Knights: Swimmers advance to Class LL finals

November 18, 2015
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With her second place finish at the Class LL Qualifying Meet, Lady Knight sophomore Olivia Fournier has put herself in medal contention for the finals.

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Olivia Fournier trimmed more than a full second from her previous best in the 100 freestyle as the Southington sophomore leapfrogged six swimmers in the fastest heat of the Class LL Qualifying Meet in East Hartford On Saturday, Nov. 14, 10 Southington girls competed over eight events at the first stage…

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Southington senior listings for the Nov. 20 edition

November 18, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

TUESDAY, NOV. 24 SOUTHINGTON HEARING AID SERVICE WAX SCREENING. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All Ears Hearing Aid Services, Inc. of Meriden will be hosting a Hearing Health Clinic. Virginia Gaudio Duclos will be conducting the clinic, and will be featuring a video otoscope. This high tech scope will show you immediately…

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Southington support group listings for the Nov. 20 edition

November 18, 2015
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ONGOING SOUTHINGTON AL-ANON. Sundays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, 114 Main St., Southington. Park in left lot, go through double doors. Meeting in Room 203. Families and friends of alcoholics welcome. AL-ANON. Wednesdays 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus. First floor conference room A. Newcomers meeting at…

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Southington miscellaneous listings for the Nov. 20 edition

November 18, 2015
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SATURDAY, NOV. 21 SOUTHINGTON FIFTH ANNUAL KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 50 vendors. Kennedy Middle School, Southington. $1 admission includes free drawing ticket. A few non-jewelry spaces are available. Lynn.damboise@snet.net. SUNDAY, NOV. 22 SOUTHINGTON UNICO ALL YOU CAN EAT BIG BREAKFAST. 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the…

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Obituaries for the Nov. 20 edition

November 18, 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: Anne “Nancy” (Casner) Adams, of Southington, died at home on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015. She was the wife of Leslie Adams Jr. Deborah “Deb” (Ouellette) Aldi, of Southington, died at home on Monday, Nov. 9.…

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