The 2014 Connecticut gubernatorial election is a rematch between incumbent Dannel Malloy, Democrat, and challenger Tom Foley, Republican. Malloy’s economic record is dubious. To help … more ...
Southington education officials should reconsider policies about students who must walk rather than ride a bus. Current guidelines maintain that kids who live within 2 … more ...
RJ Editorial: House of cards   Published Oct 28, 2014
The average Joe probably doesn’t stand a chance of grasping how complicated things can get at the summit of the world of high finance. The … more ...
When will the thoughtless, offensive — and expensive — vandalism in Southington come to an end? In recent times, vandals have spray-painted offensive slogans on … more ...
Nobody loves the power company, or the phone company, or any of the other utility companies we depend on. As long as everything’s working normally, … more ...
We liked this week The last jobs report before Election Day showed Monday that Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped in September to its lowest rate in … more ...
Cheshire’s decision to join CTrides in encouraging carpooling and ridesharing among employees is a step — or, rather, a ride — in the right direction. … more ...
Even the most seasoned coaches of youth sports should not think their programs beyond the scourge of hazing. It is important to remain vigilant, so … more ...
To prevent another tragedy akin to Newtown, it is crucial to strengthen mental health services. A new plan by the Connecticut Department of Children and … more ...
Failure by Mohegan Sun to win the only available Boston-area casino license bodes ill for the Connecticut economy. Revenue generated from taxes on this state’s … more ...

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Beep Beep Beep!   Published Oct 17, 2014
It’s not often that the names of certain automobiles from yesteryear come to mind, but a Connecticut author named Patrick R. Foster, from Milford, has … more ...
Good news: Our heating bills should be lower this winter than they were last year, because this winter will be warmer. At least it could … more ...
We liked this week Local hospitals are preparing to handle Ebola patients with isolation rooms and patient screening procedures. The deadly disease has killed one … more ...
R-J Editorial: Ebola response   Published Oct 16, 2014
Complications with treating Ebola patients in America have indicated two things worthy of note. First, it is imperative that all hospitals and emergency services be … more ...
A fine festival Editor: On behalf of the entire Apple Harvest Festival Supervisory Committee, I would like to thank everyone that contributed to another successful … more ...
On the attack   Published Oct 16, 2014
Police make critical decisions under the physical and mental stress of arresting suspects or investigating crimes. Out of concern for their safety, officers may inadvertently … more ...
DCF: Some progress   Published Oct 15, 2014
The good news is that the recent hiring of 81 new employees by Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families should help reduce the caseloads of … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 10-15-2014   Published Oct 14, 2014
Sports complex Editor: Kudos to columnist Eric Cotton (R-J, 10-12). Sports complexes are costly ventures with small returns and high failure rates. The investor will … more ...
“Shall the State of Connecticut take a modest step into the 21st century?” That, in essence, is what the statewide ballot question we’ll be answering … more ...
Keystone Kops   Published Oct 13, 2014
President Barack Obama has been more than patient with the recent performance of the agency that’s supposed to set a standard for thoroughness and professionalism … more ...
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