The air apparent   Jan 27, 2015
Generally at this time of the year I’m pretty pumped up for the Super Bowl. Granted, Super Sunday has been puffed up from simply a … more ...
Chalk up another vanquished opponent for Bill Belichick. He now has two “Gates” to Richard Nixon’s one. Now we don’t even have Dick Nixon to … more ...
Finally! An issue emerges on which both of the warring factions up at City Hall (not the Hatfields and the McCoys, not the Crips and … more ...
The geniuses who spray painted “Hail Satan” on a 100-year-old church in downtown Wallingford last week could learn a thing or two from the church … more ...
Meriden Mayor Manny Santos recently released his list of nominations to city boards and commissions, proposing to replace some people who apparently “do not agree … more ...
Aside from convincing Congress, the biggest challenge to President Obama’s plan for providing free community college tuition is the stark reality that for many students … more ...
The induction ceremony at the National Baseball Hall of Fame has always been a reverential ritual to me. The game has proven to be a … more ...
On the surface it would seem to be an easy problem to fix. Route 5 south in Wallingford narrows to one lane between the Wilbur … more ...
At first it sounds like a story of only local interest: McDonald’s wants to tear down its restaurant on North Colony Road in Wallingford and … more ...

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The efforts of the American Legion Post 45 to bring state tournament baseball games to Ceppa Field can result in positive long-range repercussions if local … more ...
Merger makes sense   Jan 4, 2015
It’s hard to believe not that long ago there were six Catholic schools in Meriden. Then St. Rose School closed in 1992, followed six years … more ...
One thing that sometimes happens when you drink too much coffee (think of it as the LSD of the too-old-for-LSD set) is that you think … more ...
The holidays came and fled so quickly I forgot to make any New Year’s resolutions, which is just as well because by the end of … more ...
If you work in a windowless office in an old newspaper building near the tracks in downtown Meriden, you can tell a passenger train from … more ...
This is about a weather vane. But first … By the winter of 1776, the morale of the American rebels was low. Independence had been … more ...
I’ve tried to temper my indignation for most of my 25 years on the high school beat, but it bubbled over Friday night. The telephone … more ...
Hey, ladies, welcome to the great outdoors. Historically, women were not allowed into the outdoor dominion of the male fraternity for years, but that has … more ...
Calendars can be hazardous this time of year; you might glance at one and your eye might light on the square that says “Dec. 14,” … more ...
Eric Garner had every reason to resent yet another arrest for the dubious crime of selling loose cigarettes. When police approached him on a Staten … more ...
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