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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…

Observer staff writer welcomes a baby boy

The Observer newsroom was buzzing more than usual this Monday. No, there wasn’t some late breaking news over the weekend or trouble with our press. Our newsroom was buzzing because, on Saturday, Aug. 24, Southington Observer staff writer Sheridan Roy…

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…