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Southington Observer Local News Section

Southington’s voice at the state capital

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER HARTFORD—Connecticut’s 2019-21 legislative session opened with swearing-in ceremonies at the Capitol building on Jan. 9. All members of the General Assembly were sworn in by the Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, taking an oath…

Local reps announce committee assignments

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Southington’s state representatives have been given their committee assignments for the 2019-2021 session and are swinging into action. Opening day of the legislative session was Jan. 9. There are four House of Representative members who…

Town Manager prepares for weekend storm

Southington Town Manager Mark Sciota is warning residents to expect snow accumulations and delays during this weekend’s storm. Forecasts predict that snow will begin on Saturday before switching over to sleet and freezing rain. The storm is expected to end…

Kristen’s Kloset kicks off prom shopping

The Southington community is once again coming together to support “Kristen’s Kloset,” the prom program sponsored by Southington youth services (SYS). Kristen’s Kloset is named to honor the memory of Kristen Warner, a middle school student who died in a…

Five alarm fundraiser

Marcella Maynard, left, gets her sample bowl of chili at the Alta chili contest last Sunday at Bread for Life. On Jan. 13, visitors were able to sample a wide variety of homemade chili and cast their vote for their…