Letter: YMCA officials thanks Blue Jean supporters

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Our heartfelt thanks to the Southington community for helping to make the YMCA’s Forever in Blue Jeans event a huge success.  The annual fundraiser, which packs the Aqua Turf on the Friday before Thanksgiving, raised over $70,000 this year. The best news is that 100 percent of our proceeds go right back…

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Letter: Reader doesn’t like Palmieri being kicked off the AHF committee

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: This past Monday, Nov. 23, at the Southington Town Council meeting, the chairman of the town council unceremoniously eliminated Chris Palmieri from the Apple Harvest Festival Committee. Palmieri has been co-chairman for the past two years and had been chairman eight years previously. He has brought the festival from an event which…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with the end of the boys soccer season

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Sports is about playing as a team and being able to follow rules that allow for fair play. I have followed the Southington Knights Boys varsity soccer team very closely during the past six years. This year was the best team they have put together. They have improved each year and after…

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Letter: Reader is unhappy with Town Council chair

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: Why have a Town Council? We don’t need a Town Council. We only need Michael Riccio. Whatever he decides, goes. He thinks he runs the Town of Southington alone. And of course, most of the time, his way is the raight way. No matter what comes up at town meetings. Two more…

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Letter: Reader likes SHS Wall of Honor selection

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to comment last week’s story on those former students who will be inducted onto the SHS Wall of Honor. So much of what we read these days in the papers and social media is negative. I totally agree with the chairman of the selection committee, Bob Brown, in his…

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Letter: Reader enjoyed the Observer column by Taylor Hartz

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: If you missed the opinion by Observer staff writer Taylor Hartz, titled “Showing solidarity is a good start,” I encourage you to give it a read. Commenting on the Paris tragedy, Hartz commends those who took to social media in a show of support and solidarity for the victims, yet asks whether…

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Letter: Hall of Fame inductee thanks the town and his coaches

December 5, 2015
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To the editor: I would like to extend the most gracious thank you for a life-lifting experience as an inductee into the 2015 Southington Sports Hall of Fame. I can’t believe that it has been 43 years since I graduated Southington High School. The memories of growing up in Southington are always in my heart.…

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Straight No Chaser hits the musical iron while it’s still smokin’

December 4, 2015
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR Most music albums have the gestation period of an elephant. Often, the time that passes between conception to release is months and months and months. So, it’s often hard for a group itself to keep its finger on the pop music pulse. But Straight No Chaser’s new album, “The New…

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Southington Knights’ cheerleaders heading to nationals in Fla.

December 4, 2015
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  The Southington Knights Travel Football and Cheer program is part of American Youth Football and Cheerleading and its competitive cheer program consists of 43 girls on 2 squads. This year, both squads have had the opportunity to compete at the state, regional and national level. On Oct. 17, the program competed in the association’s…

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