Vermont town to recall Civil War raid   Published Aug 31, 2014
Where did the northernmost military action of the Civil War take place? Gettysburg? A reasonable response, but wrong. What about St. Albans, Vt., here in … more ...
Some of the men involved in the 1864 St. Albans raid, photographed in Montreal in 1865. Source: www.stalbansraid.com. … more ...
Building on success   Published Aug 31, 2014
This column follows two others concerning some very positive economic developments taking place on the south side of Wallingford and features BYK USA, Inc., a … more ...
A good religion is one that helps provide the believer with courage in time of trial, comfort when sad, faith to meet the challenges of … more ...
Affordable housing in Meriden   Published Aug 30, 2014
As the director of economic development for Meriden, I work on a variety of projects aimed at increasing economic activity in the city. The Transit … more ...
Take Simpson Court to the ‘prom’?   Published Aug 24, 2014
The parking lots uptown behind Simpson Court and downtown near the train station were in the news again. The gist of the story, on August … more ...
Looking out for home care workers   Published Aug 23, 2014
What makes our nation so special are the freedoms afforded to each and every one of us. We value these rights deeply, and are thankful … more ...
It says it right here in the rule book   Published Aug 17, 2014
It is really amazing how so many new laws and regulations are passed pertaining to hunters and fishermen in Connecticut. Yet many of these sportsmen … more ...
Choo choo train fables   Published Aug 17, 2014
Back on June 16, officials involved in the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Rail Program held a public hearing at the Wallingford Public Library specifically to discuss the … more ...
‘How does he know?’   Published Aug 13, 2014
The last two weeks must have been slow for news in Wallingford. Otherwise, I cannot understand why “From Wallingford” columnist Mike Brodinsky would accuse this … more ...

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The school superintendent and the mayor have worked collaboratively, recently, with good effect on two fronts. First, they found common ground on the best way … more ...
A very happy circumstance   Published Aug 3, 2014
As promised, this week’s column highlights more industrial growth and innovation taking place on the south end of Wallingford, specifically Nucor Steel Connecticut, Inc. But … more ...
Summer is a good time to get away, and we suggest three places to include in your itinerary if you journey to Manhattan. There are … more ...
Youth employment insures our future   Published Jul 29, 2014
In November 2007, this country had the most jobs ever. Then came the Great Recession — in a matter of months, we lost 8.7 million … more ...
Success in Wallingford   Published Jul 27, 2014
The precipitous decline in heavy industry in our state is well-documented. However, on the south end of Wallingford, there is a fascinating and encouraging bright … more ...
A complex power market   Published Jul 20, 2014
The arcane business in which the Wallingford Electric Division (WED) operates defies simple description, and it certainly defies simple analysis. So the decision to leave … more ...
Why would seven judges decide that the police can keep information about crime secret from the public? That’s essentially what the state Supreme Court did … more ...
Supreme fumble   Published Jul 15, 2014
An editorial from the Danbury News-Times: The Connecticut Supreme Court fumbled in ruling last week that police can tell the public only the barest of … more ...
‘Nip it in the bud’   Published Jul 13, 2014
The YMCA has presented an idea to town officials that would allow it to use part of Community Lake Park to build a large Y … more ...
It all began with the crawler   Published Jul 6, 2014
“C’mon, it’s raining, who wants to pick nightcrawlers?” This would be asked of us kids — my three brothers Pete, Dave and Paul along with … more ...
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