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Editorial: Landslide or apathy?

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Plainville residents finally approved a $15.7 million upgrade to their water treatment plant which will help them to comply with the stricter federal guidelines for phosphorus removal. The special election referendum passed with an 86 percent…

2017: Southington’s year in review

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER The town of Southington saw plenty of action in 2017. There were ups and downs, changes and traditions, gains and losses and everything in between during a municipal election year. It’s tradition at The Observer…

Editorial: What hiring practices?

Town Council chair Chris Palmieri (D) tried to head off controversy at Monday’s meeting before asking for nominations for the next Town Attorney. Palmieri carefully explained the difference—as he sees it—between the appointment of a Town Manager and a Town…

The Urillos: The Observer’s first family

By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER Sitting around the kitchen table in their childhood home, Susan, Marta, and Robert Urillo browsed through a stack of black and white photos from the early days of The Southington Observer. The community weekly newspaper celebrated its…