Tag: Editorial

Editorial: A good start to budget season

Maybe we’re reading too much into it, but we could almost feel the defensiveness in his voice when Southington superintendent Timothy Connellan presented his budget proposal at the Jan. 9 board of education meeting. Connellan carefully hammered home the point…

Editorial: Remember who elected you

It’s been two months since Republicans swept every major town board in a municipal election that—on the surface—looked like a GOP wave completely washed out a former Democrat town. Republicans led vote counts in every race, placing the top four…

Editorial: Not the greatest benchmark

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Southington Town Council began the 2019-21 term with all the fanfare, pomp and circumstance that one would expect. It was wonderful to see the council finally addressing procedural issues that have plagued previous boards, especially…

Editorial: Back to business

By the time this paper reaches Southington mailboxes, the dust will have settled on another municipal election. Once again, there’s been a shakeup on local boards. After two years in the council minority, Republicans have regained a super-majority on three…

Editorial: Get out and vote

By this point in the election season, most voters have been inundated by Election Day propaganda. At every stop sign, we’re bombarded by political signs. Everywhere we look, there seems to be an ad for one candidate or another. Sometimes,…

Editorial: No November surprises

With this week’s edition of the Southington Observer, all of the candidates for town council, board of education, board of finance, and the planning and zoning commission have had an opportunity to speak directly to voters about what they’ve done…

Editorial: First impressions

A few moments before the Spin Doctors took the stage last Saturday, lead singer Chris Barron told us that it was his first time in town. Sure, the band has played in Connecticut venues, but the Apple Harvest Festival was…