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I have a memory of a particular afternoon a long time ago when I was a teenager. In those days it was a habit of … more ...
Matthew Mills has lost his bid for a special kind of probation that would have cleared his record. Good. Last fall, police say, during a … more ...
Sometimes you need to laugh just because it beats the alternative, which would be crying. Laughter is the best medicine, after all. I’m sure there’s … more ...
As this year’s presidential campaign evolves, it’s hard for some of us to ignore the echoes of an earlier contest — the chaotic campaign of … more ...
Garry Brumback and the city of Fort Myers, Florida offered useful insight into best hiring practices for a government’s chief executive last week. Was Meriden … more ...
I’ve been thinking about Martavis Bryant. In a January 10 wild-card playoff game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ receiver caught a pass in … more ...
A recent private discussion between as many as six Meriden City Council leaders and Mayor Kevin Scarpati about the city manager search process should have … more ...
“Congratulations! You’ve won a free cruise to the Bahamas!” That’s what woke me up on a recent morning when I’d had every intention of sleeping … more ...
When you watch the nightly news or the cable news stations, read print media or go online, examples of altruism can at times seem in … more ...



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The scene at the Sheehan High School gymnasium Friday night was fresh from the less complicated days when high school athletics captivated entire communities. Perhaps … more ...
It may be true that factors other than shaky state finances contributed to Fairfield-based General Electric’s decision to move its corporate headquarters to Boston, a … more ...
I’m aware it sounds weird when I say that when I first heard of the death of David Bowie, I thought of a bathtub. Not … more ...
An issue before the Zoning Board of Appeals seemed to prove the point last week that Meriden could be more business friendly at times, a … more ...
Back in the U.S.S.R. they had the three-line system for shopping: You’d go to a shabby building with poor lighting and stand in line to … more ...
I recently wrote a column about the girls from the Platt volleyball team “paying it forward,” raising money by bagging groceries during the Christmas shopping … more ...
“Somebody’s gotta win, might as well be you.” That’s a slogan of the Kentucky lottery. And there’s this one, from Washington state: “Whose world could … more ...
’Twas the day before Christmas when my wife Lisa and I decided to pick up a few things at Stew Leonard’s in Newington. Holiday spirit … more ...
The Republican Party is the party of Abraham Lincoln. It’s obviously a much different political party than it was in his day, but it’s tempting … more ...
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