Letter: Reader wants a change in local government

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: FACT: Sewer bills doubled and tripled during these past two years. FICTION: Sewer repairs did not happen before that? FACT: Taxes rose over 21 percent during the past four years. FICTION:  Taxes doubled before, six years ago? FACT: The Calendar House renovation project was a bi-partisan project. (9-0) FICTION: The Calendar House…

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Letter: Reader endorses Democrats across the ballot

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: It has been brought to my attention that every year since 2009—the time when the Republican Party gained control of the Southington Town Council and the Board of Finance—the members of these two bodies have had a significant surplus to work with, which they are now terming “harvesting funds.” This procedure is…

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Letter: Reader weighs in on recent ethics decision

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: I hope all of us come from a moral point of view that the ends can never be justified by misguided means. I am sad that we have arrived at a place that we can malign a person’s character and reputation to have greater attention focused on our cause. If we recall…

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Letter: Reader endorses Edwin S. Leggett for Town Council

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: Stephen Leggett has defined a new generation of leaders during his tenure at Southington High School. His dedication to open government, thoughtful discussion, and service for the good of the people inspired many students, including myself, to pursue a career in public service. The values Leggett instilled in us as students are…

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Letter: Reader endorses Tom Lombardi

October 17, 2015
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To the Editor: Kudos to Mallory D’Agostino and Mike DelSanto. Both made excellent points in their editorials in the Oct. 2 edition of the Observer. The old adage, “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it,” immediately came to mind. I’d like to echo their opinions, stating that our current boards are doing a wonderful job…

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Letter: Finance board candidate speaks against overdevelopment

October 17, 2015
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To the Editor: I was struck by the comments of Republicans as reported in the recent story on my group, Southington Citizens Against Overdevelopment. They say the low turnout at its last meeting indicates a lack of interest in open space preservation.   On the contrary, the 134 members who have signed on so far indicate…

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Letter: Party Chair discusses 2015 Democratic platform

October 17, 2015
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To the editor: In recent letters to the editor, I’ve read lots of negative name calling concerning members of the Democratic slate of candidates and myself. Instead of being positive about their own candidates, Republican writers seem limited to saying bad (and untrue) things about Democrats.  Rather than responding in kind, I would like to…

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DePaolo Middle School announced the students of the month for October

October 16, 2015
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DePaolo Middle School announced their students of the month for October. Front, from left, Micaela Potamis, Sera Altomari, Shane DiPietro-Bean, Mercy Adekola, Katie Kubisek, and Ryan Parent. Back, Asst. Principal Chris Palmieri, Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, Rylee LeClair, Livvy Pizzitola, Heather Landino, Principal Frank Pepe. Missing from photo: Ryan DelMonte.

Joseph A. DePaolo Middle School recently announced the names of its October students of the month. In sixth grade Sophia Swain, Andrew Brino, and Ryan DelMonte were selected by their teams. Sophia is the daughter of Jeff and Pamela Swain and received the Presidential Award last year at Thalberg. She received a certificate of achievement…

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Lead Free Kids: PSHD offers tips for preventing lead poisoning

October 16, 2015
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Childhood lead poisoning is considered the most preventable environmental disease among young children today.  Approximately half a million U.S. children have blood lead levels above 5 micrograms per deciliter, the reference level at which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends public health actions be initiated.  Lead exposure can affect nearly every system in…

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