“When you lose your freedom, it’s a very humbling experience.” That was John G. Rowland, speaking in 2006 after having served 10 months in federal … more ...
‘This old house’   Published Sep 22, 2014
Everyone who owns a house knows that maintenance is a constant concern. There’s always something to be done, even if the house was built recently. … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 9-22-2014   Published Sep 22, 2014
Cell phone tower Editor: There is a quiet effort going on in Cheshire to build a 180-foot cell phone tower in the middle of a … more ...
May they rest in virtual peace   Published Sep 21, 2014
It’s a macabre likelihood in our computerized world that we will be outlived by our social media profiles. Naturally, the next question is: what are … more ...
Winners and Losers , 9-20-2014   Published Sep 20, 2014
We liked this week After one Meriden man asked for his name to be added to a Vietnam War Memorial, city officials say they are … more ...
Fuzzy ‘facts’   Published Sep 19, 2014
Truth can take on a fuzzy form come political season. It can be difficult to know what or whom to believe when candidates face off … more ...
NFL and abuse   Published Sep 18, 2014
Hard to imagine that embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell could have begun the new season any worse. Just days after finally extending Ray Rice’s domestic-abuse-related … more ...
Plan and purpose   Published Sep 17, 2014
There is good and bad news regarding the recent purchase of two downtown buildings by the Meriden Housing Authority. First, the good. With an eye … more ...
School security   Published Sep 16, 2014
School security: A generation ago, nobody had to think about such things — not even school superintendents, not even mayors, not even police chiefs. Then … more ...
Village nixes Grinch ruling   Published Sep 15, 2014
Over the years, Christmas in the Village had become a cherished tradition in South Meriden. Then came trouble: Facing a lawsuit over an incident at … more ...

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A lot to consider   Published Sep 14, 2014
While nobody would disapprove turning a profit (or, at least, breaking even), Meriden officials are well-reasoned in selling off certain vacant lots for less than … more ...
Winners and Losers , 9-13-201 4   Published Sep 13, 2014
We liked this week Meriden residents, business owners and developers joined city officials for free pizza and cannoli in the Middlesex Community College courtyard before … more ...
Rowland redux   Published Sep 12, 2014
“We were concerned about the negatives.” That was Brian Foley, owner of a nursing home chain, testifying Monday at the federal corruption trial of former … more ...
Remembering 9-11   Published Sep 10, 2014
More than a dozen years have elapsed since 9-11, during which a generation of Americans was born without first-hand experience of 2001’s attacks. Instructing children … more ...
NFL tackles issues   Published Sep 10, 2014
After first fumbling the domestic abuse issue surrounding Ray Rice, the NFL has recovered — albeit with additional work ahead. Rice, a pro-bowl running back … more ...
Pencils down!   Published Sep 9, 2014
Put down your No. 2 pencils, please! There will be no more mid-term or final exams! At least not at Danbury High School. The Board … more ...
Can we talk?   Published Sep 8, 2014
Joan Alexandra Molinsky was born in Brooklyn in 1933. She attended Connecticut College for Women (as it was then known) and Barnard College; later she … more ...
Winners and Losers , 9-6-2014   Published Sep 6, 2014
We liked this week It didn’t take a miracle, just a lot of community spirit for Christmas in the Village organizers to conclude that the … more ...
People love to get outraged over anything they see as corporate greed and chicanery, regardless of the facts. In 2002 it was The Stanley Works, … more ...
It would have been a shame had the media attention surrounding Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, cut short his career in professional … more ...
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