Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

December 3, 2014
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Lady Knights sweep Powder Puff series

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR Opposing fans were left with their mouths wide open in surprise as the Lady Knight offense picked them apart with a record-setting 419 passing yards in two games. New Britain’s high-scoring offense was left scratching their heads as Southington’s rush held them to just 110 yards of total offense. Southington beat…

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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

December 3, 2014
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The Perfect Finish: Knights elminate Rams in Apple Valley Classic

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR The Blue Knight offense used a pair of runs to space out three passes on the opening drive as the Knights steamrolled 74 yards across the field in the opening two minutes. On the fifth play of the game, Jasen Rose connected a 51-yard pass to Alex Jamele, and Southington took…

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Habek, Holland engagement

December 3, 2014
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Habek, Holland engagement

Dr. and Mrs. Helmy Habek of Southington are honored to announce the engagement of their daughter Nicole Habek of Southington to Brian Holland of Corning, N.Y., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Holland. Nicole graduated from Southington High School. She also graduated from Northeastern University, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and she graduated with…

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Obituaries for Nov. 28

December 3, 2014
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The following obituaries will be published in this week’s Observer. For more information, look to Friday’s print or e-editions.  Gloria B. (Delbuono) Day, 65, of Southington, died at her home on Saturday, Nov. 22. She was the wife of John M. Day for 18 years. Linda (Minervini) Hawes, 59, of Southington, wife of Wilton F.…

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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

December 3, 2014
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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I found the greatest deal this Black Friday—100 percent savings! I know what you’re thinking, “Which store was giving away something for free” and, “How did I miss that deal?” That’s your holiday brain talking. To really understand how I mastered Black Friday this year, I think it’s best I…

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The journey from paperboy to editor

December 3, 2014
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The journey from paperboy to editor

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR I was already a Step Saver paperboy in December of 1975 when the publisher announced a new Southington paper, the Observer, as a vehicle for local coverage. Local news would be its heartbeat, the early edition cried. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about the importance of newspapers in the community.…

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My Little Rascals offers fun, friendly atmosphere

December 3, 2014
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My Little Rascals offers fun, friendly atmosphere

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER My Little Rascals Daycare Center has just held its ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Owner Carla Russo has been working in daycare for several years and has two young daughters of her own with her husband. The center is located on 445 North Main St. near Stop and Shop,…

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CAPSS award recipients: Palladino, Semmel, Goralski

December 3, 2014
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CAPSS award recipients: Palladino, Semmel, Goralski

Jessica Goralski, a senior at Southington High School, Benjamin Palladino and Julia Semmel, Grade 8 at Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School have been selected as the 2014-2015 recipients of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents’ Superintendent/Student Recognition award for leadership service to the school, academic prowess relative to ability, and service to others in…

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Alta announces its first quarter honor roll.

December 3, 2014
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The following students have made the honor roll at Alta for the first quarter of the year. First honors: Matthew Nappe, Keith Pernal. Second honors: Christopher Abbott, Kaylah Ferguson-Cass, Kaylee Goodrich.

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