Tag: Observer

Editorial: Caught in the crossfire

We tried to reach out to the Aqua Turf Club after the Connecticut Citizens Defense League (CCDL) announced the termination of a 25-year customer relationship, but we were met with a strong but polite “no comment.” We don’t blame them.…

Editorial: Keep talking…

We are happy to see the continuing conversation about open space purchases. Since entering the discussion with an early March editorial (below), we have been deluged with opinions on so many different sides of this issue that it’s dizzying. We…

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…