Tag: Editorial

Editorial: Community voice

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

Editorial: Can’t we all get along?

Journalists were up in arms last Wednesday when the White House banned four U.S. journalists from covering a dinner attended by President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un in Hanoi. Reporters from the Associated Press, Bloomberg News, the…

Editorial: CTtransit-ion

We were so impressed by Southington for Transportation’s Feb. 13 informational meeting at the library that we have been talking about it in the newsroom ever since. It was so refreshing to see a group of local residents and town…

Editorial: The Good Ole Boys

We are thankful to our readers for reaching out to us over the last few weeks, thanking us for sticking our necks out in recent editorials. It’s never easy, especially when town officials continue to take up valuable time and…

Editorial: The rubber stamp

On Jan. 24, the Board of Education phoned in their budget, voting unanimously to propose a 4.58 percent increase in the school budget. If it stands, education expenses will top $100 million for the first time in town history, and…

Editorial: Shame on you

Town Councilor Mike Riccio (R) sounded so sanctimonious when he scolded the Observer at the Jan. 14 town meeting. “Shame on you,” he said to us. “Don’t believe everything you read in the paper,” he warned the public. We counter…

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,…