Category: Commentary/Letters

Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Editorial: The Good Ole Boys

We are thankful to our readers for reaching out to us over the last few weeks, thanking us for sticking our necks out in recent editorials. It’s never easy, especially when town officials continue to take up valuable time and…

Commentary: Change the Script: End opioid misuse

Change the Script is a Connecticut public awareness campaign to help communities address the prescription drug and opioid misuse crisis. It connects town leaders, healthcare professionals, treatment professionals, prevention professionals and everyday people with the resources they need to face…

Editorial: The rubber stamp

On Jan. 24, the Board of Education phoned in their budget, voting unanimously to propose a 4.58 percent increase in the school budget. If it stands, education expenses will top $100 million for the first time in town history, and…

Commentary: Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer

The Southington Veterans Committee has been assisting veterans and their families by directing them to various state, federal and local resources that are available to them. We assist in directing veterans that suffer post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) or traumatic brain…

Editorial: Shame on you

Town Councilor Mike Riccio (R) sounded so sanctimonious when he scolded the Observer at the Jan. 14 town meeting. “Shame on you,” he said to us. “Don’t believe everything you read in the paper,” he warned the public. We counter…

Editorial: All for one; one for all

His wide, patented grin washed across his face as Joe Aresimowicz stepped to the podium to accept his gavel. This will be his second term as Connecticut’s Speaker of the House. Once again, a Southington representative will have the top…