Tag: STEPS

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…

STEPS to hold anniversary gala on Sept. 14

By SHERIDAN CYR STAFF WRITER For 10 years, the Southington STEPS Coalition (Southington’s Town-wide Effort to Promote Success) has been a leader in substance abuse prevention for youth through education, and they will be celebrating their first decade of success…

Brilla earns scholarship

Julia Brilla was presented with the Michael F. Gagnon II scholarship during a ceremony at the Southington Municipal Center on Monday. From left, Megan Albanese of STEPS, Christine Gagnon of STEPS, Brilla, and Ana Gopoian of TriCircle. Photo by JANELLE…

Commentary: What do you know about vaping?

What do you know about the latest trend impacting the youth in Southington? Electronic cigarette and vaping products have recently gained much attention, especially from youth. Electronic cigarettes (or E-cigarettes) are battery-operated devices designed to deliver nicotine with flavorings and…