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I recently was forced to face every parent’s worst nightmare. I lost my 14-year-old daughter, Olivia, in a tragic automobile accident. Olivia was a beautiful, … more ...
One of the things that I have enjoyed about fishing for snapper blues over the years is the fact that I NEVER got skunked while … more ...
When I heard that “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” by Stephen Chbosky, which chronicles the freshman year of a mentally ill teenager named Charlie, … more ...
Last week the subject of this column was the New Haven-Springfield Commuter Rail project. This week, we will discuss another transportation issue: parking. Yes, providing … more ...
Woods n’ Water:   Aug 16, 2015
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” … more ...
The New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program has hit a very rough stretch of track. The cost estimates have ballooned to $615 million from the original $365 … more ...
Almost two years ago, the Southington Town Council adopted a three-pronged energy strategy to maximize efficiencies, explore alternative fuel sources and hire a commodity manager … more ...
Sometimes, I feel like success in high school revolves around college. Choate is a “college preparatory” institution, after all. However, some Choaties go beyond preparing … more ...
One of the nice parts of getting older is that you can slow the pace down and your outdoor friends think nothing less of you. … more ...



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Our community was shocked a few weeks ago when we learned that the large American flag that proudly flies in front of the American Legion … more ...
The mayor’s idea to house a new regional, emergency dispatch center in the old Wooding Construction Co. building, in back of police and fire stations … more ...
Our commitment to being a healthcare resource for the Southington community is as strong as the history of care that has been delivered here. Much … more ...
We are a nation built on the protection of individual property rights, but in order to bring some measure of order to how a community … more ...
1. Political Predictions: The Wallingford Democrats will not find a credible candidate to challenge Mayor William W. Dickinson Jr. in the municipal elections this November. … more ...
This was an extremely difficult budgeting season in the General Assembly. When our deliberations began, there was enormous public outcry over the governor’s proposed cuts … more ...
Well, our state legislature and governor have hammered out a budget. One casualty of this bizarre one-party process was the so-called “property tax relief” package … more ...
A ‘giant pit’?   Jul 4, 2015
A letter by Barry Eichenauer (R-J, 7-1) posed, “Who asked for a giant pit in the middle of town when the flooding problem could have … more ...
A portrait of service   Jun 30, 2015
Recently, Mike Rohde was honored with a portrait in Meriden City Hall for his years of consecutive service in elective office to that city. Mike … more ...
Has it been eight years already? How time flies when you are having fun and, believe me when I tell you, if you are lucky … more ...
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