Commentary

Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Commentary: May was National Water Safety Month

May 30, 2015
By
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
By
Mailbox (web)

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
By
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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Letter: Bread for Life thanks the community for Postal Drive success

May 24, 2015
By
Bread for Life

To the editor: On behalf of Southington Bread for Life, Southington Community Services and The Tabernacle Giving Back Food Program, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the residents of Southington for contribution to the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 9. We are also grateful to our local postal…

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Letter: Festival Chorale thanks financial supporters

May 22, 2015
By
Letter: Festival Chorale thanks financial supporters

To the editor: The Southington Festival Chorale would like to thank the Elizabeth Norton Trust Grant Committee for their generous grant so we could purchase music. We also want to thank the Southington Lions Club, Hoyt Manufacturing, Supreme Lake Manufacturing, Southington Engine Company No. 1, the Southington American Legion, and all of our benefactors, patrons,…

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Letter: Reader speaks out about hospital protest

May 17, 2015
By
Mailbox (web)

To the editor: I am a resident of Southington, an employee of a small business in Southington, and active in the community. I was saddened to hear in April of last year that the remaining 15 inpatient beds at Bradley were going to be closed. Concerned, I started to ask fellow residents what the reasoning…

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Commentary: Southington Community Services are the unsung heroes

May 16, 2015
By
Glenn Dube, Southington firefighter

There are many, including me, who view public safety as a team effort. On every team there is the unsung group, the one that sport reporters don’t interview but teams can’t win without. You may know Mariano Rivera, but can you name the middle reliever who kept the game close until the late innings? Our…

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Dog Obedience Classes start May 27

May 10, 2015
By
Dog

The Southington Parks and Recreation Department will offer Dog Obedience classes to be held at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. Classes run for seven weeks from May 27 to July 8 on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m. (beginners) or 7:15 p.m. (intermediate). Dogs must be at least…

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Letter: Reader shares her experience at local summer camp

May 9, 2015
By
Mailbox (web)

To the editor: My name is Jocelyn Oliva, and I would like to share my many YMCA experiences that have been created over the last 12 years of my life. These experiences have shaped who I am, and they continue to create the adult I want to become. I started experiencing the YMCA as a…

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Commentary: How I learned to just ‘speak up’

May 1, 2015
By
lisa capobianco [Web]

One day at St. Mary’s Hospital Child Development Center, a 3-year-old girl was just playing around on the monkey bars when all of a sudden she got stuck. In a sudden panic, she froze, and no one could hear a peep out of the small, hazel-eyed girl. Alice, one of the early childhood teachers who…

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