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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Observations: Why reality television will follow us into the New Year

December 20, 2014
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Observations: Why reality television will follow us into the New Year

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER Reality television shows are usually either something you love or you hate. For those of you who hate it, unfortunately the phenomenon isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I predict 2015 will be yet another big year for shows like “The Bachelor”, “Catfish” and “19 Kids and Counting.” I have mixed…

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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

December 19, 2014
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The best team ever? Commentary on the Blue Knight football title

By JOHN GORALSKI, EDITOR Even the big Hollywood studios know that sequels are rarely better than the original. That’s one reason why they are hyped so much before the premiere. As a business venture, there’s little risk. Audiences will flock to the second one because they loved the first one so much, but are the stories…

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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

December 11, 2014
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Observations: Always put your best foot forward

by LISA CAPOBIANCO Standing by the window in our TV room one Saturday morning over the summer, my father seemed as though he was waiting for something intently while looking at the driveway. After peeping out the window for a minute or two, he turned around with a sigh, mumbling under his breath, “I wonder…

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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

December 3, 2014
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I’m dreaming of an inexpensive Christmas

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I found the greatest deal this Black Friday—100 percent savings! I know what you’re thinking, “Which store was giving away something for free” and, “How did I miss that deal?” That’s your holiday brain talking. To really understand how I mastered Black Friday this year, I think it’s best I…

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The journey from paperboy to editor

December 3, 2014
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The journey from paperboy to editor

By JOHN GORALSKI EDITOR I was already a Step Saver paperboy in December of 1975 when the publisher announced a new Southington paper, the Observer, as a vehicle for local coverage. Local news would be its heartbeat, the early edition cried. At the time, I wasn’t thinking about the importance of newspapers in the community.…

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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

November 28, 2014
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Observations: Happy Thanksgiving… is it Christmas yet?

By LISA CAPOBIANCO Heading down the stairs at Westfarms Mall to grab a cup of coffee at Starbucks a couple of weeks ago, I got lost in a crowd full teenagers, crying babies coddled by their parents, and children under the age of 10 jumping up and down waiting to see Santa. Surrounded by Christmas…

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Observations: Are people always what they appear to be?

November 20, 2014
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Observations: Are people always what they appear to be?

by LISA CAPOBIANCO Things aren’t always what they seem to be. People aren’t always what they seem to be either. That is a lesson I have continuously learned as the years pass. Last week, that lesson became even more apparent to me when I had the pleasure of seeing “Wicked” the musical at the Bushnell.…

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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

November 12, 2014
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Steeple Players perform ‘Les Miserables’ for next two weekends

The Steeple Players of the First Congregational Church, Southington will be staging the musical, “Les Misérables” starting Friday, Nov. 14. The musical is set in 19th century France during a time political unrest. It follows several stories that intertwine with the life of released prisoner Jean Valjean as he strives for redemption through good deeds…

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A Class Act

June 20, 2014
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A Class Act

     Southington High School seniors celebrated their graduation exercises last night, June 19, 2014.   The ceremony took place on the high school football field.  Parents, relatives, and friends cheered from the stands.  Southington students have officially begun their summer break!  (Photos by:  Tammi Naudus)        

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Classrooms burst with life with new themes

August 23, 2013
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER As the new school year approaches, teachers of all eight elementary schools have brought their classrooms to life with distinct themes and decorations. Third grade teacher Sarah Turci from South End Elementary School knew without a doubt that “the beach” would be her classroom theme. Every year, her family stays…

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