Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

June 18, 2016
By
Three home runs power Bees to 9-5 win over Skeeters

Box Score In 140 Characters or Less: Backed by three home runs, the Bees took the opener of their series with the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-5. The Game Changed When…: …Jon Jones’ grand slam in the third inning off Skeeters’ starter Parker Frazier was the highlight of a six-run inning, which opened up the ball…

Read more »

Letter: Reader doesn’t like garbage disposal site

June 18, 2016
By
We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: For months, we have been told of the state’s monetary problems, the layoffs, salary cuts and job eliminations. Today comes the report of a state loan of $2 million to a Pennsylania company to build a garbage disposal on DePaolo Drive. This is the same Pennsylvania company that is waiting for state…

Read more »

Letter: Reader remembers former SHS teacher at her retirement

June 18, 2016
By
We invite readers to contribute letters to the editor. Please include a name, address, and phone number and email us at  JGoralski@ SouthingtonObserver.com. There is a limit of 350 words.

To the editor: When I saw the opportunity to write a letter about Nancy Chiero, I knew right away what I wanted to say. I first met her when I was in eighth grade at Kennedy Middle School. I was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD when I was in elementary school. Since I can remember, I’ve been…

Read more »

Next stop, Miss Connecticut

June 17, 2016
By

On Friday and Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville, 17 women will compete for the opportunity to be the next Miss Connecticut. When the winner is selected, she will be following in the footsteps of the reigning Miss Connecticut Colleen Ward. The pageant also is a preliminary event for the Miss America…

Read more »

Bees return home tomorrow to start six-game homestan

June 17, 2016
By

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees’ bats struggled once again to cash in with runners in scoring position as the team dropped its third straight to the Long Island Ducks 3-1. The Game Changed When…: …With the game tied at one in the eighth inning, Dan Johnson, who the Ducks acquired from Bridgeport earlier…

Read more »

Strong School educator named as 2016 Paraeducator of the Year

June 17, 2016
By
Deborah Stevens of Strong Elementary School was named as Southington’s 2016 paraeducator of the year.

Deborah Stevens of William Strong Elementary School (SES) has been announced as Southington’s Paraeducator of the Year. Stevens has been a paraeducator at Strong since 2004, where she works with special education students from multiple grade levels. On April 29, Southington Public Schools announced that Stevens had been chosen as the town’s nominee for the…

Read more »

‘Putting’ it all in perspective: Ryan Burrill is the 2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
By
Ryan Burrill, 
2016 Observer Male Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The Blue Knight soccer team got off to a pretty good start during the 2015 fall season in West Hartford where it’s always a tough road game on NW Catholic’s postage stamp field. The Knights already had a target on their back after tying Farmington and beating Simsbury. NWC took an…

Read more »

The ‘Angel’ of the Lady Knights: Erin Angelillo is the 2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

June 16, 2016
By
Erin Angelillo,
2016 Observer Female Athlete of the Year

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER Erin Angelillo never flinched when she saw the soccer ball floating toward midfield. Top-ranked Glastonbury sent shivers down most opponents’ backs, but Angelillo isn’t most opponents. She sprinted toward the ball, launched herself in the air, and the echo from the collision reverberated across the field. Angelillo was laying on the…

Read more »

Making the call: Selecting the 2016 Observer Athletes of the Year

June 16, 2016
By
Athletes of the Year

It was all too familiar. Flashes of last year’s selection process flooded my head as déjà vu set in. The conference table was covered with charts and spreadsheets. Torn pages from a notebook, newspaper clippings, and box scores were scattered across the floor. The arguments grew louder and the gap widened. “That team needed her,”…

Read more »