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 ...
The lightest snow was falling as the Southington football team walked off Fontana Field for the last time Friday night on the eve of their … more ...
Many years ago, a friend of mine from high school moved to North Kemptville, Nova Scotia, which seems to be too small a place for … more ...
“Keep your powder dry!” Those were the key words with the beginning of the muzzleloader (black powder) season many years ago. Believe it or not, … more ...
Beyond burning trash   Dec 6, 2014
The days of burning trash to make energy in Connecticut are numbered, but that’s not to say the plant on South Cherry Street in Wallingford … more ...
Welcome, Connecticut high school football fans, to what I’ve dubbed the first William Shakespeare Memorial Playoff Tournament. All the preparation and all the hype of … more ...
This should have been done a few weeks ago, but you know how it is. You’re hustling to get the kids to school, driving west … more ...

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Nov. 29, 1952 — It was a harebrained scheme at best: As part of a project aimed at diverting Chinese resources from the Korean War, … more ...
One Connecticut town with four amended election results reported to the Secretary of the State showing large fluctuations in vote totals – what’s wrong with … more ...
My colleague Glenn Richter has a way of posting interesting things on Facebook. So I keep an eye out for his posts and have him … more ...
Given what’s at stake for the players, coaches, family, friends and supporters of Southington and Cheshire football Thanksgiving morning, it’s totally understandable that the competitive … more ...
There are times, so many more so as I grow older, when I think I shall leave this town I have lived in for nearly … more ...
Back in the 1950s I was vaguely aware that the world was full of dangers (communism, mad-dog killers, flying saucers, whatever) but I was also … more ...
Meriden dog owners could use a lawful, local alternative to the city’s extensive system of leash-only parks and trails. In the absence of a municipal … more ...
Well, it’s over. And after all the campaign ads and debates and accusations and retorts and visits from out-of-state VIPs — followed by the long … more ...
State GOP at sea   Nov 8, 2014
Losing to a governor as unpopular as Dan Malloy, particularly when the party gained so much ground nationally, should be a wake-up call for Connecticut … more ...
I’ve been around long enough to have many times been out of the mainstream when it comes to the results of an election. I did … more ...
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