Imagine Nation brings all kinds of family fun to the farm

October 3, 2015
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By LISA CAPOBIANCO STAFF WRITER Pumpkin decorating, hayrides, and a scarecrow shindig are just a few of many fun activities to be featured during Family Farms Day next month. Hosted by Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, Family Farms Day will take place at Roberts Orchard this Saturday (Oct. 3) from 11 a.m. to…

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The Band Perry shines through even when the lights don’t

October 3, 2015
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Joyce E. (Doebener) Ferrier, 92, died on March 2, 2016.

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR A technical glitch at last Friday night’s concert by The Band Perry actually turned out to be a blessing. It showed what great entertainers the three siblings are. Like many bands in concert these days, The Band Perry’s stage set includes a giant video screen behind the performers. These screens…

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Letter: Reader does not agree with ethics decision

October 3, 2015
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To the editor: I find it disturbing that the Southington Ethics Board would find Town Councilman tom Lombardi violated the Code of Ethics even though he was advised by our Town Attorney and Town Manager that the vote he was making was procedural and not a conflict of interest for him. I, like Councilman Lombardi,…

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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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