EDITORIAL: 4 things we liked this week, 2 we didn’t

We liked this week

The town’s ruling to limit flags that can fly on municipal property led Southington’s PRIDE celebration to look for alternatives. “We’re asking anyone that wants to celebrate Pride in Southington to raise a flag where they are,” said Alicea Novi, Southington PRIDE vice chair. “My house is decorated and ready to celebrate.” This is the second annual celebration for Southington PRIDE. The rainbow flag had flown on town property last year for the first celebration.

The Castle Craig Players of Meriden are performing “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse. The comedy, set in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, follows the relationships of three siblings. This is the 29th season for the theater group.

The Wallingford Public Library hosted a discussion on empathy, and how it influences interaction among people and racial equality. The library has held several discussions related to racial issues since the death of George Floyd in 2020. The recent discussion was led by Drakes & Burton Consulting.

Girls Inc. held its Strong, Smart and Bold benefit celebration for the first time in two years. Doreen Roddy, who is active in the Meriden community and worked at City Hall for more than three decades, was presented with the Strong, Smart and Bold award. A new award, Community Hero, went to Lea Crown, Meriden’s director of Health and Human Services, and Stephanie Denya, associate director of health.

We didn’t like this week

Lyman Hall and Sheehan high school baseball teams will this Tuesday play out the remainder of a game started Wednesday after a challenge to a called pitcher’s balk in the 4th inning was upheld by SCC officials. The ruling erased everything that came after the called balk and negated a come-from-behind Sheehan victory. Outcomes decided by officials and not by field play are by their nature disappointing.

Three of four legislators representing Wallingford are at this point running unopposed in the November election. Democratic state Reps. Mary Mushinsky and Liz Linehan are unopposed, as is Republican state Sen. Paul Cicarella. In the 90th House District. Democrat Rebecca Hyland is challenging incumbent Republican Craig Fishbein.



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