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    Saving ‘fiscal guardrails’ may require fine tuning

    The “fiscal guardrails” enacted by the state legislature in 2017 have proved to be highly successful in their intended goal of imposing fiscal discipline, more successful...

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    The First Congregational Church of New London collapsed and perished unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2024. The building was 170 years old. The historic churc...
    Rancor in the 2024 presidential and congressional campaigns threatens to distract voters from a truth Americans seldom debated in the past: the United States world leader...
    It’s not uncommon for the Yantic River to flood, nor is it unusual for such floods to cause damage and business closures. It’s becoming increasingly likely, however, that...
    Donald Trump is nobody’s messiah, but that does not stop him from planting the idea. Trump has eerily been using campaign rhetoric to cast himself as a would-be savior. F...

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    Just off Montauk Avenue in New London, at the edge of a parking lot for Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a brick-sized bronze plaque dedicated to Rosa and Rosario Cacciatore...
    When in 1970 power began pulsating from the first nuclear reactor built at Millstone station, few people, if any, would have forecast that the atomic-age technology would...
    The aftermath of two recent police shootings in southeastern Connecticut demonstrates that the creation of an Office of Inspector General has significantly increased pub...
    The departure this fall of Hot Rod Cafe, a longtime Bank Street restaurant owned by a businessman who, along with his father before him, is a New London institution of s...
    New Englanders famously have a taste for “home rule,” meaning that the town, not a county, is the first level of local governance. There is a catch, however. Autonomy com...

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    Hatred has no excuse in a region populated by humans of goodwill living peaceably in a beautiful place with room for all. Fortunately, eastern Connecticut has thus far es...
    Republican state legislators tapped into public anxiety when they blocked plans for Connecticut to continue utilizing California motor vehicle emissions standards. Those...
    A class of nine Mitchell College students recently completed a semester-long research project that raises some legitimate questions about an important event in New Londo...
    Former First Lady and global philanthropist Rosalynn Carter died Nov. 19 at age 96 after a life of service to the well-being of children, women, their families and those ...
    Local government directly impacts us in a variety of ways. Local zoning regulations determine what can be built where. Municipal budgets determine how much we pay in pro...
    If the newest superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy succeeds in the strategic planning mission assigned by his boss, Admiral Linda Fagan, the commandant, it will...
    Two years ago this month President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. Getting the $1.2 trillion plan through Congress required bipartisan ...
    There were plenty of happy children on hand when New London officially reopened the newly refurbished Toby May Park playground late last month. That was no opening day-s...
    Gov. Ned Lamont will indeed be making the right choice if he makes expansion of affordable housing a priority for the three years remaining in his second term. But how s...
    This past week the region learned of Ørsted’s decision to move forward with the Revolution Wind project that will send enough electricity to Connecticut and Rhode Island...