Riccio family donates to the library expansion fund

October 3, 2015
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Comm - Riccio donation Mary Ellen Ralph

On Monday, Sept. 14, the Riccio Family presented a $6,000 check to the Southington Library Board in memory of the late Ruth Riccio. The donation is to be used for the Library Expansion Project. Ruth was an active member of the Library Board, a long-time volunteer at the Friends of the Library Book Store, and…

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Letter: Reader doesn’t like Hatton Meadow politics

October 3, 2015
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To the Editor: Let me start off by saying that I am a local business owner, registered independent, and longtime resident of Southington. This letter is in regards to the slanderous actions of the Democratic leaders in Southington regarding the Hatton Meadow solar project, the shameful treatment of Town Councilman Tom Lombardi, and claims about…

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Letter: PZC chair thinks local boards cooperate well

October 3, 2015
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To the editor: With the ever-increasing cost of living throughout our state, I watch the budget process each year in great detail. I have never seen greater cooperation among the different boards and commissions as I have this past year. We have true public servants who work as a team to ensure the best for…

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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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