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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Letter: Reader speaks out about hospital protest

May 17, 2015
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Mailbox (web)

To the editor: I am a resident of Southington, an employee of a small business in Southington, and active in the community. I was saddened to hear in April of last year that the remaining 15 inpatient beds at Bradley were going to be closed. Concerned, I started to ask fellow residents what the reasoning…

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Commentary: Southington Community Services are the unsung heroes

May 16, 2015
By
Glenn Dube, Southington firefighter

There are many, including me, who view public safety as a team effort. On every team there is the unsung group, the one that sport reporters don’t interview but teams can’t win without. You may know Mariano Rivera, but can you name the middle reliever who kept the game close until the late innings? Our…

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Dog Obedience Classes start May 27

May 10, 2015
By
Dog

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer Dog Obedience classes to be held at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. Classes run for seven weeks from May 27 to July 8 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. (beginners) or 7:15 p.m. (intermediate). Dogs must be at least…

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Letter: Reader shares her experience at local summer camp

May 9, 2015
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Mailbox (web)

To the editor: My name is Jocelyn Oliva, and I would like to share my many YMCA experiences that have been created over the last 12 years of my life. These experiences have shaped who I am, and they continue to create the adult I want to become. I started experiencing the YMCA as a…

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Commentary: How I learned to just ‘speak up’

May 1, 2015
By
lisa capobianco [Web]

One day at St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center, a 3-year-old girl was just playing around on the monkey bars when all of a sudden she got stuck. In a sudden panic, she froze, and no one could hear a peep out of the small, hazel-eyed girl. Alice, one of the early childhood teachers who…

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Letter: Reader appreciates Secondo’s look at Southington

April 25, 2015
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To the editor: In response to Art Second’s “Second Look” column, I must say all of what he has stated, and more, definitely needed to be heard by our Southington Town population. When he refers to “passion” and “caring” that began decades ago, it is just over four decades ago that we, as a young…

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Letter: YMCA celebrates National Volunteer Week

April 18, 2015
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To the editor: In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 12-April 18), we’d like to thank all of the countless number of volunteers that help to make Southington so special. Time after time, when our community is called to action, there is never a hesitation to serve. We would like to give a special ‘shout…

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Letter: Reader is concerned about trash dumping in open lots

April 9, 2015
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To the editor: Dumping is against the law to my knowledge in the Town of Southington. There is not one parcel of land that is not owned by someone. Know your boundaries. Just because you have an open lot behind you or open space across the street doesn’t mean these are your personal dumping grounds.…

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Letter: Library thanks public for success of Southington Reads event

April 4, 2015
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To the editor: Our 10th Annual Southington Reads was a huge success. Nearly 400 enthusiastic readers came to see and hear New York Times best-selling author Chris Bohjalian present his personal and thoughtful program at the Aqua Turf Club. This important event in the cultural life of our community would not be possible without the…

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Commentary: What an American is… from an Italian perspective

April 2, 2015
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Commentary: What an American is… from an Italian perspective

The goddesses of abundance and good health surrounded Neptune in a sense of quiet happiness as dozens of tourists snapped pictures around one of their stone ledges. As some took snapshots, others threw coins in the Trevi Fountain: one to ensure a prompt return to Rome, a second one to find love in the Eternal…

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