Tag: Editorial

Editorial: All for one; one for all

His wide, patented grin washed across his face as Joe Aresimowicz stepped to the podium to accept his gavel. This will be his second term as Connecticut’s Speaker of the House. Once again, a Southington representative will have the top…

Editorial: Our New Year’s resolution

Unfortunately, we dropped the ball. It happens from time to time. It wasn’t our intention, and we hope that we’ve learned from our mistake. Newspapers have a valuable role as government watchdogs, wading through the minutiae of meetings, public records,…

Editorial: Covering a crisis

Local officials spent the days leading up to the holidays on high alert. On Thursday, Dec. 13, school officials were notified about a racially charged, aggressive post on social media. On Tuesday, Dec. 18, Southington police and school officials were…

Editorial: Life on the big screen

Now that the final block has been thrown, and the state champions have all been crowned, we hope that the CIAC takes a closer look at recent changes on the football field. There’s a growing battle between the haves and…

Editorial: What’s the problem?

We applaud town leaders, especially the Board of Finance, for last week’s workshop discussion about the mill rate. It was a good, preliminary discussion about the pros and cons of scheduling small mill rate hikes to offset state cuts and…

Editorial: A chilly reception

Damned if you do. Damned if you don’t. That’s the position that Southington Athletic Director Greg Ferry found himself in as fans counted down the moments until Turkey Day kick-off. It’s the biggest high school sporting event of the year…

Editorial: Stand and be counted

As we went to press this Tuesday, state officials were still sifting through recounts in three House races and one in the Senate. But it’s the Southington race that holds the biggest implications, because the Speaker of the House position…

Editorial: A community forum

It sounded like a bold statement when the Observer’s founder, the late Anthony Urillo, led off the newspaper’s first edition with the point blank declaration that the Observer will be the voice of the community. “In every community there exists…

Editorial: Anti-social media

It’s becoming so commonplace that it should no longer surprise us, but another politician has been chased out of politics for ill-advised and thoughtless posts on the internet. Last week, we received a 40-something page “leaked” file as the paper…