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  • Nothing But Blue Skies For My Pal Ralph

    Nothing But Blue Skies For My Pal Ralph
    It was a house on Goose Green Road in New Hartford where a woman took in dogs. We drove up there in the spring of 2000. My father died in 1998. Our large dog Roy died in 1999. We had some vacancies. We were a mom, a dad, a 10-year-old son, a Jack Russell terrier named Chicken and our next-door neighbor Natalie, our son's best friend. We brought her with us because she was good with dogs and because we rarely did anything significant without Natalie.
  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...

    How Will Foley, Malloy Address Looming Deficits?

    Our politics are mired in gridlock, in large part due to party loyalty. No matter what, we vote for our party. In recent years in Connecticut, neither party has distinguished itself. On taxes, Gov. Lowell Weicker Jr. put in the state income tax; Gov....

    Weicker: Republicans Torpedoed Themselves

    It has been 24 years since I left the Republican Party to run for governor of Connecticut as an independent. In the intervening time, I have seen the Republicans, a once proud political entity, decline into irrelevancy. That status has been disastrous for...

    Residents Leaving Because Of Republicans

    As the letters flow in from Connecticut residents claiming they are leaving the state because they cannot afford it here, let me remind everyone before this next election for governor that it was longtime Republican Lowell Weicker, who ran for governor as...