Tag: Editorial

Editorial: What a croc

None of the speakers drew the audience’s attention to the Southington placard at the head table of the Crocodile Club last Friday. Nobody commented on the unopened bottle of water or the empty chair behind it. Nobody talked about Southington’s…

Editorial: Agree to disagree

Election season is underway, and there’s always a lot on the line. This doesn’t always bring out the best in candidates, the public, or the press. Everything seems personal or seems to carry hidden meanings. Candidates present themselves as heroes,…

Editorial: How long is too long?

Caucuses have been held. The slate of candidates for this year’s municipal elections have been flushed out, and there are some notable names missing from the lists. At least four long-time public servants have decided to step down—at least for…

Editorial: Time to pause and look ahead

Today marks 50 years since a global audience watched Neil Armstrong take the first human steps on the moon. Many still proclaim it as one of the highest achievements of human ingenuity. Technological advances from the Apollo program sparked innovations…

Editorial: Blue Knight boys club

HELP WANTED—Southington High School is seeking an experienced girls varsity coach. He must have his coaching permit and required first aid training. Responsibilities include team building, instruction, practice of skills, and record keeping. He must have practical experience to serve…

Editorial: No interest in conflicts

It was refreshing to see a dialogue about conflicts of interest at the May 13 council meeting during the line-item budget review. We were happy to see Chris Palmieri and Dawn Miceli disclose their financial conflicts of interest with the…

Editorial: How do we stack up?

Monday’s town council meeting was the perfect ending to a grueling budget season. It almost felt like councilors were huddled over ledgers with visors and calculators, struggling to balance the books. When we were reviewing the meeting video to make…

Editorial: Commitment issues

With an informational session on Monday night, the Southington Public Library sort of unofficially “launched” their efforts toward a long-anticipated building expansion. We’ve heard rumors about it for years, but it looks like the push is finally on. Officials are…