Southington receives bond benefit from S&P AA+ rating

January 22, 2015
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Town officials announced positive results from a $26.92 million bond sale on Thursday, Jan. 15 and an accompanying $12 million sale of bond anticipation notes (BANs), all of which yielded competitive interest rates on the strength of solid reviews from Standard & Poor’s Corporation, one of the three major Wall Street Rating Agency firms. The Town…

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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

January 22, 2015
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Commentary: Magic of Disney makes the hurt feel better

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER I’ll never forget that day in September 1996 when I was playing in my backyard and suddenly my parents called me inside to break the news: my great uncle (on my dad’s side of the family) just died of a heart attack. As a 5-year-old dealing with the topic of…

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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

January 22, 2015
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Civil rights speaker talks to students at SHS

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER On Jan. 15, a Southington High School (SHS) English teacher welcomed a semi-annual guest speaker to talk to students about his experiences during the civil rights movement in the 50s and 60s. Deacon Arthur Miller said he visits around 30 to 40 schools all over the country from Yale to…

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Police make multiple arrests at hotel party

January 21, 2015
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Police make multiple arrests at hotel party

The Southington Police Department announced multiple arrests at Motel 6 on Queen Street. On Saturday, Jan. 17, officers answered reports of a loud party at 12:45 a.m., and the investigation revealed that several minors were found to be in a motel room and in possession of alcohol. Nine minors between the ages of 18-20 years…

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Children’s paint party tonight at the library

January 21, 2015
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The Southington Public Library will be hosting the following children’s art series: Paint pARTy: we put the ART in party: Wednesday, Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. Open to children, aged 9-12. Registration is required. Participants will learn new techniques in painting with inspiration from famous masterpieces and works of art under the direction of Lisa…

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Obituaries for Jan. 23

January 21, 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: Garrett “Gary” B. Costello Sr., 58, died on Saturday, Jan. 3 in Southington. He was the husband of Cindy (Lacomb) Costello for 38 years. Irene S. Baloga, 83, of Southington, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14.…

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Fitness tips for the ‘resolution’ newbies

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR So, the new year has begun. You made that resolution to get fit. But you’ve never hit the gym before. You’re a complete newbie and you don’t know where to begin. Meagan Riemer of Fitlife 24/7 fitness center at 991 South Main St., Plantsville, is a NASM and ACE weight…

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Bristol designer unveils latest designs at Hartford expo

January 20, 2015
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At the annual Connecticut Bridal Expo at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford on Jan. 4, Bristol fashion designer Kathy Faber unveiled some new bridal gowns, above, as well as stylish formal party dresses for younger girls. All hair and makeup by Salon Eleganza of Plainville. PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

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Hole in the Wall tackles stage adaptation of heralded Bergman film

January 20, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Ingmar Bergman’s 1961 film, “Through the Glass Darkly” had an impact on audiences, as evidenced by its Golden Globe award the following year. Then in 2010, the story reappeared, this time as a Bergman-endorsed play written by Jenny Worton, which appeared on the London stage with Academy Award winner Carey…

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