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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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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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Letter: Reader expects officials to dress officially

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: On Sunday, Sept. 11, I was at the remembrance service held in Plantsville commemorating the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our country. The Knights of Columbus, members of our fire companies, police, some of our elected officials, and many residents…

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Letter: Reader calls for preservation of Catholic education

September 24, 2016
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To the editor: We have an urgent and important opportunity to come together to preserve Catholic Education in Southington. Catholic Education incorporates Christian and Catholic teachings and values with outstanding academics and discipline which develops the whole child. The Catholic Intellectual Tradition has produced outstanding…

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Obituary: Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75

September 23, 2016
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Christine (Dobrowolski) Kolej-Sexton, 75, of Plantsville, died on Friday, Sept. 9 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford. She was the wife of Gary Sexton. She was born in New Britain on Dec. 14, 1940 to the late Francis and Geneveive (Lukowski) Dobrowolski. In addition to…

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