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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

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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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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