Tag: Editorial

Editorial: Money for nothing

It’s been more than a week since the Town Council dumped the Town Manager contract onto residents in another whirlwind, controversial decision. Since we were going to press at the time, we were able to spend a full week absorbing…

Editorial: Backdoor deals on the council?

Southington is already capturing headlines in various newspapers, and residents are being bombarded by conflicting stories and finger pointing. You guessed it. The town is officially embroiled in a controversy. It began when reports about Town Manager Garry Brumback’s retirement…

Editorial: No rain, big crowds

Who said that Southington can’t throw a festival without attracting a storm? Last weekend, it finally happened. The town has a long history of rain delays and cancellation when it comes to local festivals. There hasn’t been an Apple Harvest…

Editorial: Railing about the trail

More than a dozen Plainville residents descended upon their town meeting last Monday to voice opposition to the town’s plan to close the gap in the Plainville-Southington section of the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail. It’s a sign that Plainville is…

Editorial: We need more potty talk

We just simply have to have restrooms on the rail-trail, council chair Mike Riccio argued at Monday’s Town Council meeting. It isn’t in the current budget, but the council swiftly passed the plans for bathroom facilities on the Goat Island…

Editorial: The squeaky wheel

It’s almost like watching a classic movie when you already know the script by heart. Timothy Connellan ripped the page right out of the superintendent’s play book when he sent a letter to parents saying that middle school sports might…