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  • Let It Close — No New Role For Southbury Training School

    Southbury Training School, the state's largest residential facility for those with intellectual disabilities, should be allowed to close — as planned — once the current generation of residents is gone. A proposal to keep it afloat by...
  • Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland

    Preserve Southbury Training School Farmland
    Large state institutions were once built to be self-sustaining; many had their own farms and grew their own food. Though some of those farms have been lost, remarkably some remain, the crown jewel of which is an 825-acre farm portion of the Southbury...
  • Help Children Escape Hellholes

    Help Children Escape Hellholes
    As a practical matter, the state of Connecticut was probably right to decline the federal government's request to temporarily house up to 2,000 migrant children at the Southbury Training School. Malloy administration officials cited a variety of reasons...
  • Commentary: How Much Worse Does It Have To Get?

    Another deadly shooting rampage has stunned our nation, this time in the quiet suburbs of Connecticut. Twenty-seven families have lost loved ones. Parents are preparing to bury their children. And hundreds of elementary school students in Newtown have...
  • Aging Parents Of Disabled Adults Need Help

    Joe Duffy of Wethersfield had a fine career as a high school teacher, historian and writer. But as he begins his eighth decade, he has unfinished business. He has an adult daughter, Katie, with intellectual disabilities who lives with him and his wife....
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co. And in the two decades since...
  • Crowds Jam Gay Marriage Hearing

    Replacing Pedro Segarra and Charlie Ortiz's civil union document with a marriage certificate won't deepen the Hartford couple's commitment to one another and it certainly won't grant them any more rights under the law. But it would make a world of...
  • House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

    House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty
    The Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state's seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate. Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a...
  • On Both Sides Of Gun Debate, Passionate Feelings

    On Both Sides Of Gun Debate, Passionate Feelings
    – Audrey Hussey and Simbo Toukourou came from opposite ends of Connecticut to attend a packed hearing on guns at the state Capitol Monday. "I'm here to stand up for my Second Amendment rights and to teach my children that this is how you do it,''...
  • Newtown Shooting Ratchets Up School Security Concerns Elsewhere

    Newtown Shooting Ratchets Up School Security Concerns Elsewhere
    School administrators in districts throughout Connecticut are reviewing their security systems and fielding calls from parents worried about their children's safety. Friday's killing of 20 young children and six adults by a gunman at the Sandy Hook...
  • Big Night For Democrats; Upsets In Middletown, Milford

    Democrats swept to victories Tuesday in Waterbury, New Britain, Middletown and Milford as well-organized candidates pounded away on local issues and got their voters to the polls in the state’s big cities. In Middletown, Democrat Dan Drew...