Tag: Observer

Editorial: Not the greatest benchmark

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Southington Town Council began the 2019-21 term with all the fanfare, pomp and circumstance that one would expect. It was wonderful to see the council finally addressing procedural issues that have plagued previous boards, especially…

Editorial: Back to business

By the time this paper reaches Southington mailboxes, the dust will have settled on another municipal election. Once again, there’s been a shakeup on local boards. After two years in the council minority, Republicans have regained a super-majority on three…

Editorial: Get out and vote

By this point in the election season, most voters have been inundated by Election Day propaganda. At every stop sign, we’re bombarded by political signs. Everywhere we look, there seems to be an ad for one candidate or another. Sometimes,…

Editorial: No November surprises

With this week’s edition of the Southington Observer, all of the candidates for town council, board of education, board of finance, and the planning and zoning commission have had an opportunity to speak directly to voters about what they’ve done…

Editorial: First impressions

A few moments before the Spin Doctors took the stage last Saturday, lead singer Chris Barron told us that it was his first time in town. Sure, the band has played in Connecticut venues, but the Apple Harvest Festival was…

Editorial: Back to basics

We were wading through the early candidate questionnaire submissions when we were caught off-guard by a question posed to us from one of the candidates (after they gave us their answers). “From your perspective what do you think is the…

Editorial: 2019 candidates take note

Attention candidates. On Thursday, Sept. 19, we distributed our candidate questionnaires to the party chairs, so they could distribute them to their candidates on all of the town boards, from Town Council and Board of Education to Board of Finance…

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…