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Commentary: There is a cost for free speech

August 27, 2016
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Rep. Rob Sampson (R-Southington, Wolcott)

You may have seen some articles in the press recently regarding my refusal to accept an offer of settlement presented to me by the State Election Enforcement Commission (SEEC). The proposed settlement is in regard to a complaint brought by my opponent concerning references I made to Gov. Dannel Malloy’s policies during the 2014 election…

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Letter: Reader opposes Hartford mayor’s bailout request

August 27, 2016
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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: Hartford’s Mayor Bronin recently published, “With Hartford In Fiscal Quagmire, Bronin Making A Case For Towns To Step Up” in the Hartford Courant on-line on Aug. 5. There are so many reasons why I don’t want to be part of the spending…

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Obituary: Richard E. Harwood, 84

August 26, 2016
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Richard E. Harwood, 84, died Monday, August 22, 2016 at home. He was marrried to Janet (Ohliger) for 59 years. The youngest of 10 children of George and Matilda (Fischer) Harwood, he was born and lived in Southington all of his life. Richard served in…

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Obituary: Louis Francis Meccariello, 91

August 26, 2016
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Obit - Louis Meccariello

Louis Francis Meccariello, 91, of Southington, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at home. He was born August 11, 1921 in Southington, the son of the late Domenic and Anna (Nardi) Meccariello. He had retired from Ideal Forging as a Foreman of Tool and Die…

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United Way breakfast to kick off annual campaign

August 26, 2016
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United Way of Southington is planning its annual kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the Manor Inn starting at 7:30 a.m. Business and community leaders are invited to attend and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. “This event officially kicks off our annual drive for financial…

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Cosmetology school brings in renowned stylist Ted Gibson for graduation

August 26, 2016
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On Oct. 2 at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, the International Institute of Cosmetology will be hosting its 13th graduation ceremony and fashion show for the 130 graduates for cosmetology, aesthetics, and makeup. World renowned hairstylist Ted Gibson will be delivering the commencement speech…

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Bees take series against Bluefish

August 26, 2016
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In 140 Characters or Less: A five-run second inning and a rock solid performance by the bullpen lead the Bees to the 5-4 win in the rubber match vs. the Bluefish. The Game Changed When…:…the Bees erupted for five runs in the bottom of the…

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A little bit of conversation leads to Prophets of Rage

August 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR One conversation led to another conversation and that led to yet another conversation. And, with those discussions, Prophets of Rage—built upon the bones of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill—was born. The self-described “elite task force of…

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Foghat cranks up the energy while ‘Under the Influence’

August 26, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR The energy crackles out of the speakers when you cue up Foghat’s latest album, “Under the Influence.” One of the reasons for the energy boost, explained the band’s original and continuing drummer Roger Earl, is the roster of special guests…

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