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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

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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Tunxis credit course registration underway

January 9, 2015
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Credit registration for the spring 2015 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at (860)773-1490, or visit tunxis.edu/admissions. Late registration will take place Jan. 20. Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year…

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Editorial: Lordy, Lordy, look who’s 40

January 9, 2015
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40th anniversary (web)

In December, The Observer will celebrate 40 years of continuous local coverage. It’s already been 10 years since the Step Saver and The Observer have combined into one voice for the local community. To kick off our year-long celebration, we will reprint the editorial from Dec. 3, 1975 when our paper’s former president pledged his…

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Commentary: Weight…don’t put that Nutella down yet

December 26, 2014
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lisa capobianco [Web]

By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Empty. That is what my jar of Nutella looked like after it was just opened for four days. “Why did I do this again,” I scolded myself while marching to my room one night after dinner. I knew I should not have done it, yet it happens time and again…

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

December 20, 2014
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Lindsay Carey [2014] Web

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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SP Football - Matt Maxwell

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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Lindsay Carey [2014] Web

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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Goralski [2014] Web

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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