Some Strauss & Geography 101, please   Published Aug 19, 2014
The coming of the football season has always been a treasured segment of the sports calendar to me. The humidity of summer departs and the … more ...
More crank letters   Published Aug 17, 2014
Mr. Smarty-Pants is back to answer your questions, no matter how foolish or flaky they may be. Mr. Smarty-Pants welcomes inquiries from all readers, both … more ...
Two rituals remain at Mooseview   Published Aug 12, 2014
There are two big deals here at Mooseview Camp. There used to be three, but since four grandchildren have out-slept the early-morning Meme Walks, the … more ...
Where the accent lies   Published Aug 11, 2014
I was in southern Maine, bound for northern Maine, as Major League Baseball’s non-waiver trading deadline dawned. And with that fine-tuned radar that all Red … more ...
An incident occurred at the American Legion Northeast Regional Tournament in Middletown Friday that I believe is worthy of mention. Immediately after a victory, one … more ...
High tech for the low-tech   Published Aug 10, 2014
The term “radiotherapy” never meant much to me. At best, I could picture some victim (excuse me: patient) strapped to a table in the middle … more ...
Court secrecy too much   Published Aug 9, 2014
The lack of transparency in the case of a Southington teenager accused of manslaughter in the fire that killed 19-year-old Kristen Milano has been troubling … more ...
Beyond stats, history   Published Aug 9, 2014
Derek Jeter’s climb up the all-time Major League Baseball hits list reveals an interesting discrepancy in the numbers and the difficulty of comparing players from … more ...
Vermont is way too scenic   Published Aug 3, 2014
I used to think Connecticut was too small, but that turns out to be wrong. A recent study shows that Connecticut is just about right; … more ...
A tenor for all time   Published Aug 1, 2014
Carlo Bergonzi died recently at 90, a notable event for yours truly because he happens to have been my favorite operatic tenor. I have tons … more ...

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Mystery of the five ducklings   Published Jul 29, 2014
They stop near the shore, look up at me, and I look down at them and say, “Well, hello there. So happy to see you!” … more ...
Vinegar & brown paper?   Published Jul 27, 2014
My all-time favorite crossword puzzle clue appeared in The New York Times quite a few years back: “Refrain from farming,” five letters. The answer, of … more ...
Tales of another world   Published Jul 25, 2014
This week marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on … more ...
The enduring picture that stays with me from the Cheshire-Trumbull American Legion baseball debacle Wednesday is Adam von Fischer sitting alone in the far corner … more ...
  Published Jul 22, 2014
What a terrific headline on the front page of the July 8 Record-Journal — “Remember me?” Was the old diner on Broad Street, hidden all … more ...
Visions, or pipe dreams?   Published Jul 20, 2014
Much of the recent criticism of Mayor Manny Santos cites his alleged lack of a “vision” for downtown Meriden. But wouldn’t it be more accurate … more ...
Scourge of the sport bike   Published Jul 18, 2014
I’m tired of being passed on the highway by so-called “supersport” motorcycles at speeds far beyond what common sense or good judgment would ever recommend. … more ...
WALLINGFORD — The administrators who handle personnel chores for district schools have a monumental task in replacing not one, but both high school athletic directors … more ...
Be more careful, senator   Published Jul 13, 2014
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, in his own inimitable way, is keeping us up to date on developments in the VA scandal, especially as they affect … more ...
Mixed-income housing is key   Published Jul 13, 2014
Mayor Manny Santos debated transit-oriented development plans with city councilors last week saying he objected to the creation of more affordable housing downtown fearing it … more ...
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