Letter: Reader is happy with the current town council

October 3, 2015
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To the editor: The opinion stated in the Sept. 25 edition of the Observer, from Mr. Cabata, needs a good dose of clarity. Mr. Cabata is obviously looking for votes using negativity versus healthy debate and respect, but he should be honest with himself and the public. First, all in attendance at the ethics hearing…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Democrats on the Ethics Board

October 3, 2015
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To the editor: Democrat Party Chairman Atty. Ed Rosenblatt, Vice Chairman Ethics Board Jim Sinclair, and Phil Pomposi member of the Ethics Board, all democrats who participated in the character assignation of a young councilman for political purposes. Not a single substantiated fact was used. You should all hang your heads in shame. Imagine your…

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Reader is disappointed with the vaping photos in the Observer

October 3, 2015
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To the editor: I was simultaneously surprised at, and extremely disappointed in, the Observer’s decision to devote an entire page to “vaping.” Publicizing a trend in this manner, as an attractive fad or style, serves as an encouragement to young people who may choose to adopt this habit. I am not so naive as to…

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Trunk-or-Treating at the Southington Drive-In

October 2, 2015
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The Southington Drive-In Committee announces its annual Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 2 p.m. The afternoon consists of hauntingly awesome family activities followed by a double feature on the big screen. For one carload admission price, festival-goers will be treated to haunted hayrides, pony rides, touch-a-truck, trunk or treating, apple launching, pumpkin…

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A hop, a skip, and a jump: 2015 Sloper Relays (Middle School edition)

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER They dashed through the woods, sprinted around the lake, leapt over bails of hay, and trudged their way through the mud. Instead of running a standard race, high school and middle school cross country teams gathered to run in teams of two or four athletes in the fifth annual Sloper Relays…

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Orchestra opens season; violinist Caroline Goulding featured

October 2, 2015
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The Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its new season this weekend. The season’s debut is dubbed “New World Visions” and is part of the Masterworks Series at the bushnell. The season opener features violinist Caroline Goulding , who will solo during the HSO’s performance of “Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1.” “Bruch’s Violin Concerto in G minor…

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Hockey looking for first win

October 2, 2015
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The Lady Knights field hockey team (0-5) has yet to find a win on the season, but they never despair when they are staring into the eyes of defeat. Simply put, the Knights show another side, where there is more to winning and losing. The Knights have shown nothing, but pride and dignity through their…

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Boissonneault to be honored at Leading Ladies luncheon

October 2, 2015
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Leading Ladies organization will host their annual luncheon on Friday, Oct. 16, bringing local women together for an afternoon of recognition and encouragement. Now in its 15th year, the luncheon began as a way to empower women who are active in the Southington community. Each year, the group sets aside an…

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Swimmers top Plainville for 3rd win

October 2, 2015
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By BRIAN JENNINGS STAFF WRITER The girls swimming and diving team (3-0) dove into Plainville’s (1-1) pool with a 95-80 victory over the Lady Devils on Friday, Sept. 25, making it their third consecutive win of the season. Ally Schroeder, Bethany Greenlaw, Jess Piotrowski, and Olivia Fournier took first (2:04.99) in the 200 medley relay. Piotrowski…

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