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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

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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Letter: Band Backer president welcomes the community

February 7, 2015
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To the editor: As president of the Southington Band Backers I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Southington community for its support of the Southington High School marching band and music education. I am thankful my children are lucky enough to be able to reap the tremendous educational benefits a quality music program…

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Letter: Aresimowicz thanks his Southington constituents

February 1, 2015
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Letter - Aresimowicz

To the editor: As we begin the New Year and a new legislative session, I would like to thank my constituents for allowing me to continue as your state representative. It has been a distinct honor to serve the residents of Berlin and Southington these past 10 years, I consider myself to have the best…

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Commentary: Tips for college seniors from a recent graduate

January 29, 2015
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Commentary: Tips for college seniors from a recent graduate

Last year during this time of year, I had just returned from a winter term study abroad trip in January and was just starting my last semester of college. I had no idea what I was going to be doing after graduation; I was just trying to get there. I was overwhelmed with thoughts about…

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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

January 16, 2015
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Commentary: Welcome to Puppyhood

By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER I was trying to decide between a small and extra small collar. “It’s not like he’s fresh out of the womb. Now, should I go with blue or red?” I wondered in the aisle of PetSmart. “I feel like I have a newborn,” cried a hysterical woman with a tiny…

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Letter to the Editor: A reader invites residents to support Calendar House

January 11, 2015
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To the editor: An invitation to all residents of Southington: Would you help us shape the future of Calendar House Senior Center? We need to find out what social activities, services and active lifestyle facilities are needed for the ‘Baby Boomers’ as they move towards their retirement years. Identifying what Calendar House needs to support…

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