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Editorial: 2016 Candidates take note

September 24, 2016
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Every year, The Observer offers the candidates an opportunity to address the issues—based on questions we have crafted—for the benefit of the readers. Typically, we address our offer privately to the candidates, either directly or through the local party chiefs, but during state campaigns this process has proven hit or miss. This year, we are…

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Police investigate bicycle accident on Savage Street

September 26, 2016
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The Southington Police Department
69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
(860) 378-1600

Police are investigating a bicycle accident on Savage Street that was reported at approximately 2:37 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 23. Steven Zavatkay, 44, of Southington, was riding his bicycle in a westerly direction down the hill on Savage Street. In the area of Hacienda Circle,…

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Obituary: William ‘Bill’ Francis Celello Sr., 90

September 26, 2016
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William “Bill” Francis Celello Sr., 90,  died peacefully in his Northridge, California (CA) home on September 19, 2016, surrounded by his caring family.  In 1961, Bill was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), which manifested, causing a variety of health issues throughout his 57 1/2 years of…

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Obituary: Chester Peter ‘Chuck’ Albrycht Sr., 83

September 26, 2016
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Chester Peter “Chuck” Albrycht Sr., 83, passed away on September 11, 2016. A funeral mass was held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Gray, GA. Chuck was a member of St. Peter…

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Commentary: Markley defends his position on CT Fastrak

September 24, 2016
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State Sen. Joe Markley (R), 16th district

I credit my opponent with conviction, on display in an Observer op-ed this summer extolling the New Britain to Hartford busway. We should be clear with the voters about what we believe, and nothing says big-government like CT Fastrak. I do not think the problems…

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Commentary: Candidate is worried about partisan politics

September 24, 2016
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Ryan Rogers (D)

“Questions About Consultant Unleash Bitter Acrimony Between Senate Democrats, Republicans.”  That was the headline in a Hartford Courant article about Senate Republicans’ use of information collected with taxpayer dollars for campaign purposes. While the Republicans’ actions raise some serious concerns that certainly warrant further investigation,…

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Commentary: Candidate turned down state grant for campaign

September 24, 2016
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Chris Morelli (D)

Recently, my campaign completed the process of receiving a contribution from 150 different people within Berlin and Southington and raising a total of $5,000 in small donations. This meets the goal required to receive a $28,000 grant from the State of Connecticut to fund the…

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Letter: Reader warns about future taxes

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: Facing a $3 billion budget deficit, the newest tax idea the Democrats are toying with is a mileage tax. This tax will be on top of the $0.33 gas tax which is fifth highest in the country. Gov. Dannel Malloy and the…

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Letter: Reader endorses Fusco for State Rep

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: As Connecticut faces a $3 billion budget shortfall for the upcoming 2017-2018 fiscal year, the stakes could not be any higher for this November’s election. We cannot allow the trend of over spending to continue by re-electing loyal Democratic representation such as…

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