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The Supremes have spoken. The Connecticut Supreme Court, that is, by striking down capital punishment in this state as “cruel and unusual.” The General Assembly … more ...
A very significant portion of my life will pass before me this weekend when the New Britain Rock Cats play their final home game. The … more ...
There’s a lot of crummy advice out there. I’ve long thought that one of the worst is the idea that you have to eat breakfast. … more ...
Is there any Red Sox fan inside New England (and outside certain offices at NESN) not utterly bummed by the news that play-by-play man Don … more ...
Reading former Wallingford Town Councilor Steve Knight’s column in the paper last Sunday morning almost made me lose my Rice Krispies, not so much for … more ...
There have been a number of memorable quotes about “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the young adult novel by Stephen Chbosky that has been … more ...
City government must act with urgency when it comes to the future of Giuffrida Park and the Mattabesett Trail in Meriden. The issue of continued … more ...
Anyone who’s ever looked back and wondered whether a career in government might have been a better choice than working in the private sector can … more ...
A couple of years ago I made the observation that I’d been to a lot of places I actually hadn’t been to — for some … more ...



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Once again, our two U.S. senators have braved the glare of the TV lights in order to stir us to action, and this time their … more ...
Plantsville has experienced a great resurgence in recent years. But the business owners responsible for it continue to say they’re reluctant to invest further in … more ...
There’s been exciting news from outer space recently. There was the New Horizons flyby of Pluto, which, having been demoted to below-planet status had a … more ...
The addition of solar panels to municipal buildings and the former landfill in Southington is a great idea that hopefully continues to move forward. But … more ...
So there I was last week, hanging out with my brother in front of “The Tomb,” the forbidding stone fortress on High Street in New … more ...
Let’s say you want to go to Hartford. You want to go to Hartford and you’re in Meriden, so you get on the ramp to … more ...
It’s not unreasonable to expect the state education commissioner to have some teaching and administrative experience. That was one of takeaways from the tumultuous tenure … more ...
On his birthday, a man is visited by guards who tell him he is under arrest. They don’t tell him what the charges are, because … more ...
You’ve got to hand it to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy: He’s managed to put the Two Inevitables — death and taxes — together in a … more ...
Studying whether one ramshackle building could be renovated and retrofit to house a modern emergency dispatch center seems like a counterproductive way for Wallingford to … more ...
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