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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Observations: Mistakes happen: Accept them, move on

June 24, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER I’ll never forget the look of horror on my dad’s face that one time I almost got run over by a school bus in fifth grade. It was just an ordinary day after school, and nothing bad that I can recall happened earlier in the day. The bus dropped me…

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Letter: Reader urges patience with Bradley changes

June 20, 2015
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To the Editor: There’s a transformation taking place in healthcare today. What it will look like many years from now is difficult to envision, but there is little doubt it will be different. Bradley Hospital has served Southington well since its founding in 1936. For decades, the leaders, doctors, and employees have done an excellent…

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Letter: Reader is concerned about traffic on Pleasant Street

June 14, 2015
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To the editor: It is great to see all the interest in the sports at Southington High School, but the parking for all the events on Pleasant Street makes it hard for even one-way traffic. If a fire truck or an ambulance was needed with buses and cars parked bumper-to-bumper, it would create a problem.…

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Letter: Reader talks about our impact on the Quinnipiac

June 13, 2015
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To the editor: That was a fine article (Observer, May 29, 2015) concerning the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association. Not mentioned, and perhaps many people are unaware of, is that the surface drainage from the area bordered by Aircraft Road, Queen Street, and Spring Street runs openly and steadily into the Quinnipiac beside the bridge at…

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It’s music to our ears

June 8, 2015
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Comm - Plantsville siblings perform in New Jersey

Plantsville Residents, Asami and Pio Castellano participated in the Mid Atlantic Music Teachers’ Guild Music Festival in northern New Jersey. The siblings, students of the Bob Siarkowski Music Center in Plantsville, were among more than 1,400 vocalists, instrumentalists, and groups from Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania that performed during the three-day…

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Letter: Knights fan celebrates Mauro’s 100th win

June 6, 2015
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To the editor: Congratulations to Coach Tony and the SHS Boy’s Tennis Program. What an amazing accomplishment for this group of players to not only capture a winning season but also provide Coach Tony with his 100th match victory. It’s all about team for Coach Mauro, but 100 wins is a personal accomplishment to be…

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Editorial: The show must go on

June 5, 2015
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Theater Masks - Photo by scottchan

If you listen to chatter around town, it’s clear that people are aware of Southington’s long sports legacy. With our recent “Best Communities for Music Education” designation, the town is getting national attention for our powerhouse band and music programs. Even our engineers are getting much-deserved recognition for their recent robotics success. But how about…

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Commentary: May was National Water Safety Month

May 30, 2015
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YMCA Aquatics Director Barbara Glaude.

Did you know that drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death for children between the ages of 1 and 14? Children under the age of one most often drown in home pools and were out of sight from one or both parents according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Adults…

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Letter: Reader urges legislators to invest in education

May 24, 2015
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To the editor: Two developments that center on our attitudes and policies towards our education system confronted me over the last few weeks. The first one was triggered by a protest of some four hundred teachers at the State Capitol, chanting “put the test to rest”, which tried to impress our legislators to mothball the…

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Letter: Brush family thanks the community for its support

May 24, 2015
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Pamela Jean Brush
1962-2015

To the editor: The family of Pamela Jean Brush would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest appreciation for the thoughtfulness shown and the love we have been given during our time of bereavement. Many, many thanks to everyone who attended, donated, or helped to make April 25, 2015 such a wonderful celebration…

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