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Bradley and change   Published Apr 16, 2014  EDITORIAL 
Younger people may not know it, but life used to happen at a slower pace and on a smaller scale. There was a time when every neighborhood or town had its own little grocery store (often, in these parts, with … more ...
Johnson the saint, Johnson the sinner   Published Apr 16, 2014
Who was Lyndon Johnson? Half a century ago, he pushed landmark civil rights legislation through Congress. Yesterday in this space we published excerpts from his speech to the nation on the day he signed the first of those bills, the … more ...
Johnson: ‘We must not fail’   Published Apr 15, 2014
The presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson was a difficult and troubled time for this country, but he left a magnificent legacy in the civil rights laws he managed to push through Congress — something that probably no other president could … more ...
Construction blues   Published Apr 13, 2014
“Pardon our dust, but dig we must.” That’s the sign that Consolidated Edison (the power company that everyone in New York City loves to hate) used to post whenever its workers had to dig up a street and make a … more ...
Winners and Losers , 4-12-2014   Published Apr 12, 2014
We liked this week The smallest volunteer fire company in Wallingford has the largest membership, acting Fire Chief Richard Heidgerd said Friday while sitting in the training room at Engine Company 8, otherwise known as the East Wallingford Volunteer Fire … more ...
UConn’s determination   Published Apr 10, 2014  EDITORIAL 
Chances are, a lot of UConn fans won their March Madness brackets. Who else would have predicted the unprecedented run for the seventh-seeded Huskies to capture the 2014 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship? And then one night later, the Lady Huskies … more ...
John Rowland, again   Published Apr 10, 2014
John Rowland is back on the air and talking, but the one thing he isn’t talking about is exactly the thing everyone else is talking about — which is that the 10 months he spent in prison apparently wasn’t long … more ...

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Reason and rampage   Published Apr 10, 2014
Another public shooting, another gunman who suffers from a history of mental health problems. On April 2, at the Fort Hood military post in Killeen, Texas, U.S. Army Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three people and injured 16 with a .45-caliber … more ...
V.A. hospital   Published Apr 9, 2014
There are some serious problems at the V.A. hospital in West Haven, and they must be corrected. With all that we ask of those who serve in the armed forces, the very least we owe them, both during and after … more ...
Rosa vs. Russia   Published Apr 8, 2014
U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro wants the Pentagon to stop buying Russian-made helicopters. That could both help and hurt Connecticut’s economy, though overall it might even do more good than harm. In a recent bipartisan letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, … more ...
Novel initiative   Published Apr 7, 2014
Today’s youths can encounter contrasting messages about drugs and alcohol. On one side is the media’s willingness to glorify such substances. Characters on shows like “Weeds” and “Breaking Bad” produce and sell drugs as central to the plot. Some mainstream … more ...
Meriden2020.com   Published Apr 6, 2014
If you have a moment, boot up your computer, tablet, or smartphone and check out Meriden2020.com. (Or, for those reading online, it’s worth the matter of seconds necessary to launch a new tab to view the url.) This sleek website … more ...
Winners and Losers , 4-5-2014   Published Apr 5, 2014
We liked this week Organizers of the second annual Sandy Hook Memorial Softball Tournament need donations to pay for food and supplies for next weekend’s event. This year, 26 teams are participating in the softball tournament, said Jimmy Russo, a … more ...
‘Braun’ and brains   Published Apr 4, 2014
Spring may not have fully sprung, but at least baseball is back. The new Major League Baseball season has begun, and features a number of storylines worth following. The sport has finally cracked down on steroids in recent years, and … more ...
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