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Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Letter: Reader doesn’t like political agendas at Hatton Meadows

August 29, 2015
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Letter: Reader doesn’t like political agendas at Hatton Meadows

To the editor: As a tax payer and as a citizen of this wonderful town, I am so disappointed with what has gone on with the solar panel project. It is quite clear from what I have read that there is a hidden political agenda somewhere, and this is very disappointing and disheartening. Let me…

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Letter: Reader disagrees with fellow PZC member

August 29, 2015
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To the editor This letter is in response to “Reader wants Transparency for Hatton Meadow” in last week’s Observer written by E. Stephen Leggett. I wish to set the record straight with regard to the misinformation campaign and the recent mis-statement of facts put forth by Mr. Leggett in his piece involving the approval of…

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Letter: Plantsville business owner thanks volunteers for the Community Cookout

August 29, 2015
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Letter: Plantsville business owner thanks volunteers for the Community Cookout

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who helped pull last weekend’s Community Cookout together. It was a great success, considering it was pieced together in a short amount of time. Without everyone who helped this would never have been possible. Here comes the list… Big thanks to those who participated at the…

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Commentary:

August 28, 2015
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Lt. Glenn Dube

We talk a lot about time in the fire service. In many ways, to quote an area fire officer, “Firefighters do not fight fire. We fight the clock.” Once it gets started, a fire in a building will double in size every 30 to 60 seconds. A small fire in a trash can will often…

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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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