Tag: Observer

Editorial: A community forum

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

Editorial: Anti-social media

It’s becoming so commonplace that it should no longer surprise us, but another politician has been chased out of politics for ill-advised and thoughtless posts on the internet. Last week, we received a 40-something page “leaked” file as the paper…

Editorial: Golden, delicious

The planning is set. The volunteers are ready. The tents have gone up, and the queen has been crowned. Now comes the fun part. We have really enjoyed the preparations for this weekend as the town gets ready to open…

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…

Editorial: Stick to the contract

Why is the Observer so picky? Why does the newspaper continually nitpick Southington’s Town Council? Why does it bother us so much that they passed a resolution for the way the town will handle the Bradley emergency room, even when…

Editorial: The cart before the horse

We hope that Hospital of Central Connecticut president Gary Havican decides to follow through on his promise to give a presentation at a Town Council meeting in September, but it would be understandable if he decided against it. After all,…

Editorial: It was worth the wait

It isn’t often that a sports team truly surprises us, even though Cinderella seasons are talked about so much that they have become cliché. But this year’s American Legion baseball team’s championship run was as surprising as they come. To…