| Jan 8, 2015
| 4:08 PM
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and in Connecticut, the road to hell is also very congested. And not all that well paved. Really, when it comes to getting to hell and back on a regular basis, you might want to ask Satan if you can...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The race for governor has brought Connecticut a notable distinction. Wesleyan University's Media Project reported last week that the state's contest for governor features a higher percentage of negative ads than any other contest for governor in the...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
I am glad that Election Day is almost here. It will allow me, I confess, and thousands of others to correct a damaging mistake we made four years ago when we voted for Dannel Malloy for governor. He is not the sensible, moderate Democrat that he told us...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 3:23 PM
One of the must-reads of this week was an interview, on the often interesting Waterbury Observer blog, with a juror in the trial of John G. Rowland.
The juror, Bob McCormack, was a high school classmate of Rowland. He went into the trial thinking the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 2:42 PM
OK, let's add a word to our vocabulary, shall we?
Degringolade is a French word, but it's anglicized enough so that you can use it in most Scrabble games. It means a rapid decline or deterioration.
We may be watching the degringolade...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 2:49 PM
Charles Lee, born in South Korea, raised in Canada, could become a U.S. citizen soon. "I'm scared of taking the citizenship test," he says.
At professional conferences when he was younger, he didn't like to ask questions, fearing he might sound stupid....
| Oct 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Plagiarism has reared its pernicious head in Connecticut's gubernatorial race.
Last week, the campaign staff for Republican candidate Tom Foley posted a plan for improving Connecticut's cities. The opposing campaign quickly accused him of plagiarizing...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The landscape of Connecticut education last week was darkened by the shadow of a villainous slasher, blood dripping from his knife as he forces helpless screaming women to give up their last shreds of dignity and hope.
What's that? Oh, yes, it does...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Back in the 1930s, it was believed that sunshine along with the sea air and soothing waves of Long Island Sound could cure children with bone and glandular tuberculosis. So the state built the Seaside Sanatorium on Magonk Point in Waterford overlooking...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 11:35 PM
The first priority is to get the electricity back on and to make sure all citizens, particularly elderly residents living alone, are safe.
But it's also time to ask what Connecticut Light & Power was doing in the days and hours before the storm when a...
| Nov 4, 2011
Members of Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford were preparing to meet at Beth David Synagogue for Friday services, said Rabbi Michael Pincus, and then Beth David lost power.
The hope is that Beth Israel will have power again in time for Friday's...