Budgets and bickering   Published Jul 29, 2014
Unsurprisingly, there is an abundance of political posturing around Connecticut’s reported year-end surplus. State government will end this fiscal year with an extra $121.3 million … more ...
Sexual assault   Published Jul 28, 2014
UConn recently settled with five female students who alleged that the school mishandled investigations into their claims of sexual assault and harassment. A university spokesperson … more ...
A partial success   Published Jul 27, 2014
The Platt and Maloney high school projects in Meriden have been falling far short on three of the four hiring goals built into their project … more ...
Winners and Losers , 7-26-2014   Published Jul 26, 2014
We liked this week Members of Meriden’s fire and police departments took on each other on the softball field last Saturday for the second time, … more ...
When people in government talk about a plan to reduce energy consumption, what comes to mind first may be some grand scheme at the federal … more ...
‘Pension smoothing’   Published Jul 23, 2014
A few years ago, during the depth of the economic crisis, John Q. Public learned a new phrase: “quantitative easing.” While it’s a bit more … more ...
First things first   Published Jul 22, 2014
The federal government has put out a call for help in housing the thousands of unaccompanied children who’ve been flooding across the border from Mexico … more ...
Feeling sheepish about goats?   Published Jul 21, 2014
Nothing should get anyone’s goat about how Wallingford Planning and Zoning commissioners have handled a proposed regulation change for certain animals. (See Kevin Markowski’s editorial … more ...
The road to ruin?   Published Jul 21, 2014
While the federal Highway Trust Fund continues to sputter and stall — it is expected to run out of gas by the end of August, … more ...
Winners and Losers , 7-19-2014   Published Jul 19, 2014
We liked this week The Southington Town Council authorized the town attorney to write a lease for Southington Community Cultural Arts to occupy the Gura … more ...

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One way for a public official to establish the extent of his or her power is to assert it — and then see what happens. … more ...
A city event to celebrate   Published Jul 17, 2014
What a shame it would be if Meriden’s Black Expo could not continue. Usually held in June, the event did not take place last month … more ...
Farmers Market: downtown growth   Published Jul 16, 2014
It’s open. The Meriden Farmers Market started its season Saturday and will be running, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays … more ...
Right decision   Published Jul 15, 2014
The Southington Police Department was established in 1927, but there were quite a few residents back then who didn’t want the town to have a … more ...
Taking aim   Published Jul 14, 2014
Moving forward, Connecticut politicians would do well to strike a balance between regulating gun manufacturers and encouraging their economic output. Business still boomed in this … more ...
A steady hand   Published Jul 13, 2014
The Meriden City Council has extended City Manager Lawrence J. Kendzior’s tenure for another year, with a 1.25 percent raise. This was the right decision. … more ...
RJ Editorial: Winners and Losers   Published Jul 11, 2014
We liked this week It was a soggy Fourth of July weekend, ushered in by a series of storms — and with the season’s first … more ...
Coltsville National Park   Published Jul 11, 2014
No Hartford landmark is more striking than the Colt building. Actually, it’s the East Armory of what originally was Colt’s Patent Fire-Arms Manufacturing Company that … more ...
Bridging the gap   Published Jul 10, 2014
The imminent depletion of the Highway Trust Fund — a federal account which funnels money to state projects for roads and bridges — is bad … more ...
Cautious optimism   Published Jul 9, 2014
Last week’s news that six developers have formally expressed interest in the city-owned parcels in downtown Meriden that have been made available for redevelopment is … more ...
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