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  • Southford Falls State Park A Respite In Our Darkest Hours

    Southford Falls State Park A Respite In Our Darkest Hours
    During life's darkest hours, the woods have always been my security blanket. It has always been a place where civilization disappears, replaced by the peaceful sounds of wind whispering through the pines or an owl hooting deep in the forest.
  • Sandy Hook Commission Studying Mental Health Following Newtown Massacre

    After focusing on guns for the past two months, the governor’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission held its first public hearing Friday on mental health issues related to the Newtown massacre. Kim Pernerewski, the president of the Waterbury chapter...

    When Rivers Raged

    August 1955 is in black and white. It is mom, pop and apple pie, rabbit ears, The Mick, Ike, "Rock Around the Clock," blue collars, Reds, polio, Lucky Strikes, and weather. On the 12th and 13th of the month, the tail end of Hurricane Connie had passed,...

    Resilience And Recovery From Traumatic Loss: A Key Issues Forum

    Connecticut has suffered many horrors, from the Sandy Hook school massacre to the Petit home invasion. This month, we recall the Sept.11 attack that took so many lives. But such horrors are hardest on those who have lost loved ones. This Key Issues...

    Disturbed Kids Stuck In Emergency Room Limbo

     Disturbed Kids Stuck In Emergency Room Limbo
    Today, in Hartford, I see 16 children traversing the all-too-familiar tortuous path of mental illness, failing to receive the care they most desperately need. Yet how can this be, in the immediate aftermath of the most horrific of events in our own...