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  • Public Campaign Finance Good For Hartford

    Hartford voters can change city politics for generations on Tuesday, Election Day, by voting yes on the charter revision question seeking municipal public campaign financing. Adopting Question 2 — approved by the Charter Revision Commission and...
  • Outlaw Inhumane Crates For Gestating Pigs

    Ours is a country of animal lovers. It's not just Fido curled up at our feet we feel for, but as a society, we believe that all animals — including those raised for food — deserve humane treatment. Statistics prove the point — a poll...
  • Boy's Father: Keep Newtown Photos Sealed

    I'm the father of Jack Pinto, a six-year-old boy who was murdered in his first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As you can imagine, I deal with unimaginable grief every day. What you might not know is that the families of the victims of...
  • How would you grade legislature's performance?

    How would you grade legislature's performance?
    The Connecticut General Assembly is scheduled to close out the legislative session Wednesday night. How did they do? Some would say it’s a remarkable session, with historic gun controls passed and such firsts as legislation to label genetically...
  • Stop In-State Gun Trafficking To Criminals

    Gun crimes are too often committed by persons who cannot legally own guns. Virtually all gun sales start with a legal sale. So how do those legally acquired guns get into the hands of prohibited users? The conventional answer is, "from down south." We...
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...
  • 4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates

    4/15/2012-Cartoon: Dem. Connecticut Senate Candidates
     Ah, it's feeling more and more like Summer every day. And speaking of summer, the Republican and Democratic primaries for Joe Lieberman's soon to be vacant  Senate seat are in August. So, first, let's take a look at the Democrats.   Chris Murphy, a...
  • After Cold Nights Of Outages, NU's Cards Offer 'Warmest' Wishes

    Considering that hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents lacked heat for several cold nights because of power outages after the Oct. 29 snowstorm, Northeast Utilities might have sent a holiday card this year with different wording than: “...
  • Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War

    Local Hero: Eastford Man First Union General To Die In Civil War
    Gen. Nathaniel Lyon died at the right time. Raised in eastern Connecticut, the 43-year-old West Point graduate was killed while commanding the Union forces at the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, Mo., on Aug. 10, 1861. He became the first...
  • Developer's Family Sues Over Retroactive Estate Tax; Attorneys Told Brainard He Had No Chance

    When wealthy developer Monty Blakeman died in April, his heirs knew they would inherit his multimillion-dollar estate. What they didn't know was that the state legislature on May 4 — only 11 days after Blakeman's death — would increase the...
  • Compassionate Care Better Option Than Suicide

    A bill before the Connecticut General Assembly would legalize physician-assisted suicide. The legislature's debate about dying patients' rights should focus instead, or at least in addition, on their right to receive compassionate care. Assuming the...