Category: Commentary/Letters

Southington Observer Opinion and Letters To the Editor Section

Editorial: How do we stack up?

Monday’s town council meeting was the perfect ending to a grueling budget season. It almost felt like councilors were huddled over ledgers with visors and calculators, struggling to balance the books. When we were reviewing the meeting video to make…

Editorial: Commitment issues

With an informational session on Monday night, the Southington Public Library sort of unofficially “launched” their efforts toward a long-anticipated building expansion. We’ve heard rumors about it for years, but it looks like the push is finally on. Officials are…

Editorial: William J. Pape II

William J. Pape II, longtime editor and publisher of the Republican-American, The Sunday Republican, and the Southington, Bristol, and Plainville Observers, died April 20 at 87. Many words aptly describe Mr. Pape, but foremost among them is “dedicated.” Mr. Pape…

Editorial: An honorable pursuit

Last Tuesday, former teacher and current Board of Education member Bob Brown inducted a new class of locals onto the Southington High School Wall of Honor. It has been almost a year and a half since the last class was…