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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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Legion’s youth color guard opens at SVMFL

September 26, 2016
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The Sons of the American Legion color guard presented the colors at opening day at the Southington Valley Midget Football League at Recreation Park.  From left, Aaron Mysatyukow, John Tripp, Aiden Halpin, Christopher Sunbury, and Joel Ortiz. Mysatyukow, Halpin, and Ortiz are also members of the league.

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Zion Lutheran helps with house repair project

September 26, 2016
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Zion Lutheran Church in Southington sent 14 youths with three adult chaperones to Woonsocket, R.I. in August to paint houses and repair porches. The local group joined over 400 youth from nine states and 19 different churches as part of an organization called Group Mission…

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Southington Rotary inducts new slate of officers

September 26, 2016
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The Southington Rotary inducted officers for the 2016-2017 term. From left, Dolores Fanelli, John Kennedy, Kate Sirgnano, Jenn Solomon, Steve Giudice, Lauren Dziedzic, Victoria Triano, Dan Daigle, Brendan Goodrich, Craig Zettergren, Joanne Alfieri, and Robin Morrell.

Robin Morrell was announced as the new Southington Rotary president and Craig Zettergren was named as the vice president when the group gathered at Testa’s Banquet Room on June 8. The Rotary announced officers for the upcoming term. Dolores Fanelli will remain as Executive Secretary…

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Police investigate bicycle accident on Savage Street

September 26, 2016
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69 Lazy Ln, Southington, CT 06489
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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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