Category: Opinion

Letter: Library Week begins April 7

  To the editor: “Libraries = Strong Communities” is the theme of this year’s National Library Week (April 7 to 13). This year marks the 61st observation of National Library Week. National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the…

Obituaries: Carlos I. Mejia

Carlos I. Mejia, 47, of Bristol, beloved husband of Diana (Ospina) Mejia, passed away on November 6, 2018 at Bristol Hospital. Carlos was born in Mexico on March 14, 1971 and was a son of Elisa (Leon) Rojas and the…

Candidate Martin responds to criticism

To the editor:   I was recently criticized for standing with Dr. Bill Petit, who was maliciously attacked by a partisan Political Action Committee. The entire 31st State Senate District Republicans have partnered to bring about change and present common…

Santa says thanks…

The Observer received this letter of thanks regarding last Saturday’s Breakfast with Santa. To the editor: I had a great time at my breakfast at the Little League Center on Dec. 5. It was wonderful to see old friends and…

Opinion: City’s GOP chair says ‘It’s not too late for Connecticut’s future’

To the editor: By now you have likely read about the Connecticut Democrat-controlled State Legislature voting to enact their proposed budget pact reached with Governor Dannel Malloy. This $40 billion budget, inclusive of the second-largest tax increase in Connecticut history,…

Wait a minute, mom, you forgot ‘Dirty Blanche’

by LAUREN INCOGNITO CORRESPONDENT There’s a literary term known as personification, which means to attribute human characteristics to inanimate objects. We learned the psychological implications of personification the day “Dirty Blanche” entered our lives. My sons were given matching blankets…