Good idea   Published Aug 27, 2014
We’re lucky here in the United States, in a lot of ways, and one of those ways is that most of us grow up speaking … more ...
Fantasy football   Published Aug 26, 2014
The new NFL season is fast approaching and that means the return of another staple of fall: fantasy football. What decades ago was played mostly … more ...
Why ditch DARE?   Published Aug 25, 2014
For years and years we’ve been hearing nothing but good things about DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education, a program for elementary schools that was … more ...
The Bradley saga continues   Published Aug 24, 2014
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? That’s one question that emerges as the story of Southington’s Bradley Memorial Hospital (now the Bradley Memorial … more ...
Winners and Losers , 8-23-2014   Published Aug 23, 2014
We liked this week A impressive line of students and their families stretched around Meriden’s City Park Tuesday, waiting to receive a free backpack and … more ...
If you see something, say something — Southington officials hope residents will do just that when it comes to vandalism. In a well-reasoned attempt to … more ...
What is ‘affordable’?   Published Aug 21, 2014
Those of us old enough to remember the 1950s and early 1960s can probably be excused if we think back on those times as some … more ...
Readers’ Opinions, 8-21-2014   Published Aug 21, 2014
Town parking Editor: The renovation of both the Simpson and railroad station parking lots is vital to the health of downtown Wallingford. Unfortunately, the decision … more ...
Some good news   Published Aug 20, 2014
The news that July was the sixth straight month of 200,000-plus job growth is welcome evidence of U.S. economic vitality after years of expansion that’s … more ...
Sales tax holiday   Published Aug 19, 2014
This is the week that so many people wait for in Connecticut: our annual tax holiday, just in time for back-to-school shopping. Through Saturday, most … more ...

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Lower than low   Published Aug 18, 2014
How low can they go? Maybe that’s a question we don’t want to ask anymore, in this networked age. Although we do read about, or … more ...
Over the dam   Published Aug 17, 2014
Earth’s climate is always changing, and there are many regions — such as the West Coast of the U.S. — where recent years have brought … more ...
Winners and Losers, 8-16-2014   Published Aug 16, 2014
We liked this week U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in … more ...
Investment and demand   Published Aug 15, 2014
No doubt Connecticut would welcome an influx of workers into its manufacturing industry. Ten percent of total employment in this state comes from such jobs … more ...
Cyber insecurity   Published Aug 14, 2014
Target ousted its CEO in wake of last year’s computer security breaches, which reinforces the importance of companies protecting customer information stored digitally. Gregg Steinhafel … more ...
Up in smoke   Published Aug 12, 2014
This just in: When it comes to spending tobacco settlement money to fight tobacco use, Connecticut is on a par with much of the Deep … more ...
Change at Bradley   Published Aug 11, 2014
Once upon a time, Meriden had a small community hospital on the east side and a bigger general hospital on the west side. Then there … more ...
‘Look before you lock’   Published Aug 10, 2014
Summer brings a rise in temperatures and a seasonal danger for kids. Police arrested a North Haven woman on July 10 after she allegedly left … more ...
Winners and Losers, 8-9-2014   Published Aug 9, 2014
We liked this week A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after … more ...
Keeping up   Published Aug 8, 2014
There is an irony to the current job market. Despite unemployment numbers remaining relatively high, certain companies with open positions cannot find new employees. Of … more ...
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