Good news: Gasoline prices are down from last year, so people who will be traveling by car this Thanksgiving weekend will save a few dollars. … more ...
Festina lente (make haste, slowly). Pause, then, to read Abraham Lincoln’s “Proclamation” below. In our frenzy over turkey, traffic and pies, it’s all too easy … more ...
“I don’t want to live in this police state.” That’s what Meriden Superior Court Judge Philip Scarpellino said in his courtroom earlier this fall, referring … more ...
President Barack Obama envisions a future for the Internet with a level playing field. Service providers would not be able to block content, slow certain … more ...
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by next year (there are an estimated 500 homeless military veterans in Connecticut, a … more ...
We liked this week Frankies Hot Dogs franchise owner Karen Pedbereznak and her husband chose Westfield Meriden mall for their new venture because it was … more ...
By now we’ve all heard about the voter turnout in the recent election. Even by the already low standard of midterm elections in this country, … more ...
RJ Editorial: More Malloy Math?   Published Nov 19, 2014
Perhaps the worst thing for Connecticut’s budget outlook was for election season to end. During his recently victorious gubernatorial campaign, Gov. Dannel Malloy repeatedly insisted … more ...
RJ Editorial: Juniors behaving badly   Published Nov 18, 2014
Something startling happens to the behavior of Wallingford youths between 10th and 11th grade. Or so data from a 2013 student survey would suggest. Last … more ...
Once again, truth turns out to be stranger than fiction: The National School Boards Association has ended its brief partnership with a large corporation that … more ...

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Because so few of us vote in midterm elections (about 36.6 percent of eligible voters turned out nationally last week) Bernie Sanders wants to “create … more ...
Casinos: When will it end?   Published Nov 16, 2014
“All gambling premises are common nuisances and shall be subject to abatement by injunction or as otherwise provided by law.” That may sound like an … more ...
We liked this week Many in our readership area took time to observe Veterans Day by attending a wide array of ceremonies and events. Let’s … more ...
Is a library simply a repository for books? If so, what does that mean for our public libraries, now that Americans are steadily abandoning the … more ...
Seventy-eight thousand, six hundred and fifty dollars may not be a huge sum in the budget of a town like Wallingford, but why should the … more ...
What were the big issues of the 2014 campaign season? Taxes? Jobs? Obamacare? Actually, the treatment of our military veterans was one of the biggest. … more ...
RJ Editorial: Governing e-cigs   Published Nov 10, 2014
As modern technology spreads into different markets and sparks innovation, it is necessary to set appropriate regulations for these new products. For instance, having only … more ...
National Republicans have much to celebrate after dealing Democrats a historic blow on Election Day. But with great victory comes equal responsibility. Not since the … more ...
We liked this week More than 200 people packed the basement of Most Holy Trinity Church in Wallingford on Sunday to celebrate the Day of … more ...
The people of Connecticut have at last emerged, battered but unbowed, from the gubernatorial election campaign of 2014, a punch-up that the Wesleyan Media Project … more ...
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