Town official sees first responders in action, saving him

Difficult discussions most continue on spending priorities, but that won't diminish what we know to be true: Our first responders are professional, effective, and have excellent leadership.

Human toll of state budget cuts

The state wants to deceive us into thinking that these cuts and privatization are changes that will actually benefit our loved ones. Do not take us for fools.

Somers is ready to work together

"I saw and heard a willingness from Democrats and Republicans to work together to begin pulling our state out of this budgetary mess."

Post Obama: Racial reconciliation work remains

The election of the nation’s first African-American president led to expectations that America would put its ugly racial past behind it and move forward into a more racially sensitive and tolerant future.

Tiny house ties to a simpler past and future

Forty years later I am still searching for the comfort and safety of small spaces and nooks.

How to remember, how to atone, how to forgive

German city confronts its terrible past and the result for a local Jewish leader is a lesson in atonement and forgiveness.

Stop insulting swamps, we all need them

This is as good a time as any to clarify what swamps actually are and why they should be regarded as wonderful and valuable parts of nature

Undermining newspapers not good for democracy

Without local newspapers to keep them honest, most, if not all, of the decisions made by municipal leaders would be kept entirely out of the public eye.

Observing Kwanzaa in a time of turmoil

When I say “Happy Holidays,” I mean all three holidays of the season. They can and do co-exist and there are many of us who celebrate all or a combination.

Lucy's magical Christmas memories live on

Excitement seemed to overwhelm everyone. Carol singing, gift exchanges, and of course Santa, rounded out the evening.

Protecting and improving Long Island Sound

Connecticut’s efforts to consider the future as it makes environmental decisions are key to its accomplishments.


Don't pull plug on Norwich school project prematurely

Moving the proposal along to a citywide vote would invite a broad debate on the merits, instead of having four people make the decision to block the...

Mohegan's Preston project is outstanding news for region

After many years of disappointments, it appears that the former Norwich Hospital property will finally be developed. It was a bipartisan, cooperative...

Moving forward on race relations as Obama exits

Some have blamed the first black president for driving racial divisions deeper.


Trump is wrong about black America

Trump’s compulsion to answer any perceived slight with both barrels blazing is a sign of dangerous insecurity and weakness, not strength.

Coddling state unions, selling out a city

As long as policy in Connecticut is content to operate Hartford as a poverty factory and Hartford is content to remain one, the current circumstances...

Carson can change debate on poverty

Ben Carson knows what it is to grow up in poverty. That experience will count as he travels around the country telling people how they might overcome...