Resignations Hit Southington's GOP Town Committee

Eight local Republicans, including all five party members on the board of education, resigned Friday from the Republican town committee, upset by what they call party leaders’ rigid political tone and a purge Monday of some members.

School board Chair Brian Goralski on Friday released a resignation letter, dated Jan. 18, telling GOP town chairman Steve Kalkowski of the decision to leave the party’s ruling committee.

“Our resignation is the result of our ongoing displeasure with the direction and tone of this committee, as well as the recent exclusion from the committee of longstanding public servants in our town,” Goralski wrote.

Among those excluded Monday from the...