Tag: Observer

Editorial: Remember who elected you

It’s been two months since Republicans swept every major town board in a municipal election that—on the surface—looked like a GOP wave completely washed out a former Democrat town. Republicans led vote counts in every race, placing the top four…

2019: The year in review, part I

SHERIDAN ROY STAFF WRITER Another year has come and gone. As we look ahead to 2020, it’s important to take a step back and review the last twelve months: the highs and lows, and everything in between. Some prominent figures…

Editorial: Not the greatest benchmark

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the Southington Town Council began the 2019-21 term with all the fanfare, pomp and circumstance that one would expect. It was wonderful to see the council finally addressing procedural issues that have plagued previous boards, especially…

Editorial: Back to business

By the time this paper reaches Southington mailboxes, the dust will have settled on another municipal election. Once again, there’s been a shakeup on local boards. After two years in the council minority, Republicans have regained a super-majority on three…

Editorial: Get out and vote

By this point in the election season, most voters have been inundated by Election Day propaganda. At every stop sign, we’re bombarded by political signs. Everywhere we look, there seems to be an ad for one candidate or another. Sometimes,…