Commentary

Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Commentary: This summer had me singing the Blues

August 26, 2015
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Observer sports writer 
Brian Jennings

By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER It was Wednesday evening, June 10 at Muzzy Field in Bristol. The time was 6:30 p.m. and the Southington Blue Knights baseball team is getting ready to play the Amity Spartans in the semifinals of the Class LL high school baseball tournament. I had spent my first spring season as a…

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Letter: Resident supports town’s handling of the Hatton Meadows project

August 22, 2015
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Letter: Resident supports town’s handling of the Hatton Meadows project

To the editor: Residents continue to hear and/or read inaccurate and misleading information from opponents regarding the proposed solar array behind Hatton School between Berlin Street and Spring Lake Road. There hasn’t been a “rush to push this through” without proper zoning or regulatory approvals. The Town is not “destroying the land.” The town is…

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Letter: Reader wants government transparency for Hatton Meadows

August 22, 2015
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To the editor: I read a letter to the editor in another newspaper entitled “Pursuing an Energy Strategy.” It was written by Michael Riccio, Chairman of the Southington Town Council, and it seemed to be a call for all citizens to come together, a call for us to teach our children what true compromise is.…

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Douglas Mearkle named Senior VP at TD Bank

August 20, 2015
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Plantsville's Douglas Mearkle was named as a Senior Vice President at TD Bank.

TD Bank recently named Douglas G. Mearkle as Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of U.S. Sales in TD Merchant Services. Based in Southington, Mearkle is responsible for the leadership and direction of TD’s U.S. Merchant Services sales organization and for overall sales force management to complement the bank’s small business and commercial suite of products.…

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Letter: Reader voices concerns about Hatton Meadow

August 15, 2015
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To the editor: It appears a lot of time and effort is being put into beautifying Southington. They have town officials walking to make sure there aren’t any weeds in the sidewalks downtown, but at the same time, they are creating an eyesore and destroying a beautiful pristine field at Hatton School by installing two…

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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Reader reminisces about the ‘good old days’

To the editor: We all have memories of the areas we grew up in years ago. In my case, I grew up in the Water Street-Beecher Street-Howard Avenue area. The Casales, the Mongillos, the Meccariellos, the Deangelises, the Aldis, the Carbones, the Testas, the Andersons, and more, were all in that area. The old Little…

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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

August 8, 2015
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Letter: Markley and Zoni thank residents for Milldale Reunion success

To the editor: The Milldale School reunion last week was a delightful event for all who attended, and we want to thank those who made it possible: Marcia Phelps, an inspiring Physical Education teacher in town, who had the idea; Southington Fire Chief Buddy Clark, who made the necessary arrangements and preparations; Town Manager Gary…

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Letter: Italian Festival co-chairs thank supporters

August 7, 2015
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Mailbox (web)

To the editor: On behalf of the Southington Sons of Italy and the UNICO Club of Southington, we would like to thank everyone who made our recently completed 11th annual Italian American Festival such a great success. While it is almost impossible to list everyone by name, we wish to acknowledge the help we received…

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Commentary: Know the nearest exit; it could save your life

July 18, 2015
By
Glenn Dube, Southington fire fighter

It’s been 71 years. 7 decades since thousands of men, women, and children converged on Barbour Street in Hartford to enjoy the circus on July 6, 1944. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus was America’s largest, one of many that crisscrossed the nation and entertained hundreds of thousands in an era before television,…

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Letter: Reader applauds the Southington Library staff

July 18, 2015
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To the editor: My family and I have lived in Southington going-on 50 years. We’ve seen many good things get better. One of the outstanding low-profile gems is our town library. Hats off to the staff that provides consistently excellent caring and professional service. Sue Smayda, has done—and does do—a super job. So, if anyone…

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