Category: Community news

Plainville reveals rail-trail gap closure plan

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Representatives from the Connecticut Department of Transportation provided an update on the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail gap closure during the Aug. 19 Plainville council meeting. Last year, Plainville’s  council voted to support trail alignment ‘C’…

Giving Back Girls recognized by town council

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER At the August town council meeting, councilor Chris Poulos introduced a group of charitable middle-and-high-school aged volunteers, the “Giving Back Girls,” and celebrated their most recent achievement. Earlier this month, the Giving Back Girls participated…

Observer staff writer welcomes a baby boy

The Observer newsroom was buzzing more than usual this Monday. No, there wasn’t some late breaking news over the weekend or trouble with our press. Our newsroom was buzzing because, on Saturday, Aug. 24, Southington Observer staff writer Sheridan Roy…

The final days of summer vacation

Southington public schools opened on Thursday, but the Perrella boys took advantage of the final days of summer vacation on the swings at Memorial Park with their mother, Susan. Nine-year-old Logan, left, soars above the group, while five-year-old Camden, right,…

SoCCA to host farm-to-table dinner event

Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA) will host the community’s first-ever locally inspired farm-to-table dinner event in support of its All Access Arts program on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. “Dinner Under the Stars” is a multi-course, open-air feast that…

Heating, energy assistance available

Community Action Agencies across Connecticut are now accepting energy assistance applications for the 2019-2020 heating season. Connecticut residents struggling to pay their utility bills can apply for home heating assistance at their local Community Action Agency (CAA). CAAs are the…

Grants available at Main Street foundation

Main Street Community Foundation (MSCF) is accepting grant applications from area nonprofit organizations. Visit mainstreetfoundation.org/apply-for-grant to search the foundation’s various grant-making programs. The Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes memorial trust is available to nonprofits supporting the health and wellbeing…