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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

March 26, 2015
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Commentary: Look out for pets on the road

I clenched my jaw as I ran as fast as I could down the street with tears falling from my twelve year old eyes. “He’s my first puppy, I can’t lose him,” I cried to my sister. I was trying to keep up with her. “Oh stop being dramatic,” she snapped back. “Let’s just try…

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Letter: Town Dems want candidates

March 21, 2015
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To the editor: The Southington Democratic Town Committee is seeking democrats interested in running for public office in the November 2015 municipal election. Be a part of out town by actively participating in its government. Please email your information to SouthingtonDems@aol.com or Call Bob Berkmoes at 860 621 3847. Robert M. Berkmoes, Southington

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‘Refusing to be a victim’ through crime prevention program

March 19, 2015
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lisa capobianco [Web]

The clock has already struck past midnight, and yet again, I am stuck in a place I cannot escape. While tossing and turning in bed, I find myself in my nightmare pacing back and forth in a mall, trying to find a way out. Word is that someone is armed after a fight broke out.…

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Commentary: Worrying does not solve problems

March 12, 2015
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Lindsay Carey

I’ve always been kind of a “worry wart,” and I’m actually the worst kind—the silent and deadly kind. When I become overwhelmed about something, it’s not uncommon for me to internalize it and try to deal with the obstacle the best way I know how. However, this can sometimes become a recipe for disaster, and…

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Letter: Council chair addresses Southington road repairs

March 7, 2015
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To the editor: For the past several years, the Southington Town Council and our Management Team have been transforming the delivery of services to our tax payers. Our goal is to provide the best quality services for a responsible and reasonable cost. One of the largest costs in our community is maintaining the infrastructure of…

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Letter: Finance Vice Chair urges public to get involved with the budget

February 28, 2015
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To the editor: If you have an interest in national politics as I do, this is an exciting time. With no incumbent heading into the 2016 presidential election, candidates from both sides of the aisle will soon begin crowding the field, and the debates, primaries and endless media coverage will give every Southington voter much…

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Commentary: I dread those bad stereotypes

February 26, 2015
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Commentary: I dread those bad stereotypes

Its award show season, so every other weekend I find myself hunkering down to watch the red carpet footage of the events—because I’m just that kind of girl I guess. I only care to actually watch a handful of the award shows, because let’s be honest, they’re predictable and in my opinion, fixed so that…

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Observations: Restlessness: The cure for all that ails you

February 22, 2015
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by LISA CAPOBIANCO Restless. That is one word to describe me as an 8-year-old girl with a runny nose, persistent cough, and sore throat. The time is already 8 a.m. on a weekday and my mom has decided that I am too sick to go to school. After calling the principal’s office to report that…

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Letter: Reader urges residents to speak out about chip seal

February 21, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to express my views and concerns on chip seal road repair. When road repairs were started last summer on roads that I traveled daily, I was glad to see the roads being repaved. After driving on roads that had been chip seal repaired, I keep waiting for the roads…

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Commentary: How did they do that? Public speaking isn’t easy

February 13, 2015
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lindsay carey (web)

I’m the type of person that takes a little while to warm up and feel comfortable being myself. I’ve always been this way, somewhat guarded. Two of my best friends, who are also sisters, were always known for being reserved as well. I met my friends Renee and Stacy when I was around twelve. They…

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