| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Where are Connecticut's cash-strapped municipalities going to find the money to shoulder open-ended costs associated with mental stress claims brought through an expanded workers' compensation system?
With homeowners and businesses taxed to the breaking...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Police frequently come into contact with people with mental illnesses. Occasionally those interactions end badly, out of misunderstanding — such as last fall's Capitol police shooting of Miriam Care. The unarmed dental hygienist from Stamford may...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 10:51 AM
On Monday, with little fanfare, a law went into effect requiring anyone buying a rifle or shotgun to have a gun permit or eligibility certificate. Thus ended the phase-in of the multifaceted gun safety law passed in 2013 by the General Assembly and signed...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:20 PM
There may be a line even the National Rifle Assn. won’t cross.
The lobbying group that has defended the availability of weapons in the face of mass murders such as the one that shattered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., apparently has...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports.
Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:02 PM
A year ago this coming Friday, the Connecticut General Assembly passed and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law "An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Child Safety." This bill, which requires owners of semiautomatic rifles defined as assault...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:06 AM
With a California town grieving the deaths of six college students killed by a mentally ill man, one victim's father Monday blamed the killings on politicians who failed to tighten gun laws after a mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
David Greig remembers walking with his 12-year-old son in the Scottish Highlands in July 2011 when they stopped at a remote town, picked up a newspaper and were stunned at the news: 33-year-old Anders Breivik killed 69 people and wounded 33 others, mostly...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Occupation: Mayor of Danbury
Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Whenever I write about guns, I expect my mailbag to fill up. Today is no exception after I wrote, "Our obsession with guns is killings us."
Two questions from readers keep coming up. One has to do with whether gun sales at gun shows and over the...