BOO! Happy Halloween. Can you believe we are nearing the end of October already? Many area sportsmen are now in a hunting mode, but those … more ...
Septic-system-on-steroids   Published Oct 26, 2014
Within the next few years, the Town of Wallingford is facing what could be an $18 million upgrade to its wastewater treatment plant to contend … more ...
A call for action on criminal justice   Published Oct 22, 2014
Connecticut’s prisons cost the state’s citizens $1 billion per year. For that expense — about $275 annually per Connecticut resident — we keep more than … more ...
A few days ago, I decided to hike with my dog Sydney on a trail maintained by the Wallingford Land Trust. The trail we chose … more ...
Oh, to win a hunting permit in the Maine Moose Lottery. That is my dream. It was also the dream hunt of Jules Perreault of … more ...
An editorial from the Danbury News-Times: Why it matters: On the Nov. 4th ballot, citizens have the chance to ratify an amendment to the state … more ...
Celebrate Wallingford   Published Oct 12, 2014
Another Celebrate Wallingford event is in the rear view, and exhausted Executive Director Liz Landow can take very justifiable credit for a huge success despite … more ...
Looking ahead takes me back in time   Published Oct 12, 2014
Another Opening Day of hunting next Saturday. Where has the time gone? As it usually does, autumn and the approaching hunting season brings back a … more ...
Abraham Lincoln once remarked “elections belong to the people. It’s their decision.” All that people require is a decent chance to exercise their fundamental right … more ...
What’s poor ‘Plain Jane’ to do?   Published Oct 5, 2014
Poor Plain Jane. She has no prom date. She is unloved, untouched, and in fact, has 10-foot pole marks all over her. Plain Jane is, … more ...

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To be Frank, it boggles the mind   Published Oct 5, 2014
“Ten Thousand!” Go ahead, say it again. “TEN THOUSAND!” But ten thousand what? Not dollars. It’s better than that! For those of us who enjoy … more ...
Parking and trees   Published Sep 28, 2014
Parking and trees. These two topics are dominating the local news coverage of late. As a board member of Wallingford Center, Inc., I guess I … more ...
While so many of us enjoy hunting and the great outdoors, many sportsmen become complacent while enjoying these activities. Way too many sportsmen overlook the … more ...
Out-of-touch government   Published Sep 21, 2014
“An organization can be defined as dysfunctional when its employees consider their primary responsibility to be preservation of their employment rather than carrying out the … more ...
If you go it alone, take precautions   Published Sep 20, 2014
THUD. I looked down from the ladder-type treestand I was trying to attach to the tree to see what had made the noise below me … more ...
Monday’s back to work for some   Published Sep 14, 2014
Don’t be surprised if you see some camouflaged people heading into the woods when you go to work tomorrow (unless you are one of the … more ...
Affordable housing in Meriden   Published Sep 14, 2014
“[T]here may be the need for additional market rate housing, which would contribute to the activity and vitality of Meriden’s neighborhoods and the City Center.” … more ...
A community with spirit   Published Sep 14, 2014
In the past, the comment has been made that part of what makes Wallingford work so well is the number of people willing to volunteer … more ...
All around, fine tips for the range   Published Sep 7, 2014
“Ready. Aim. Fire!” Welcome to the “Hunger Games” (in name only) under the direction of Dominic Pereyo, senior program director at the Meriden Boys & … more ...
Out on a limb   Published Sep 7, 2014
1. Wallingford’s uglification project in the center of town proceeds unchecked. The mayor wants all the trees cut down and replaced with smaller ones. Whether … more ...
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