Tag: Joe Aresimowicz

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…

Southington’s voice at the state capital

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER HARTFORD—Connecticut’s 2019-21 legislative session opened with swearing-in ceremonies at the Capitol building on Jan. 9. All members of the General Assembly were sworn in by the Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, taking an oath…

Local reps announce committee assignments

By SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Southington’s state representatives have been given their committee assignments for the 2019-2021 session and are swinging into action. Opening day of the legislative session was Jan. 9. There are four House of Representative members who…

Speaker honors essay winners

Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz (D -30) recently recognized six local students from Berlin and Southington who participated in an essay contest sponsored by the state lawmaker. Aresimowicz asked middle and high school students from Berlin and Southington to…

Meet the Candidates: 30th House District

We asked Southington’s Connecticut General Assembly candidates the following questions: 1) What should the General Assembly do over the next two years to help the state’s economy? 2) Other than the economy, what are the top issues the General Assembly…

Republican drops out of House race

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The Republican candidate for the 30th district of the House of Representatives, 22-year-old Steven Baleshiski, dropped out of the race last week after facing wide-spread criticism surrounding opinions posted on Facebook over the course of…

Editorial: 2018 candidates take note

With our local candidates getting their exercise by walking in the parades of assorted festivals in the area, and with the campaign rhetoric heating up, we are reminded that Election Day is coming fast upon us. Every year, The Observer…