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    My mother used to say, “There by the grace of God go I.” She wanted me to recognize that others’ misfortune could be my own, if not for the blessing of God. In 1970, my c...
    It’s not easy to find unless you are familiar with the Connecticut College campus, but a quiet farmers market in back of the Crozier Williams Student Center, currently u...
    Connecticut's nullification of federal immigration law proceeded this month as state government extended its welfare system's medical insurance to illegal immigrant child...
    Introducing Theresa Sullivan Barger, an accomplished journalist who will report on environmental and energy issues for our Imminent Horizons project and updating our philanthropic and community-funded projects.
    Last year former state Public Health Commissioner Renee D. Coleman-Mitchell, who is Black, induced the Lamont administration to pay her $200,000 to settle her lawsuit cha...

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    Eric Morrison and his friends have a nickname for Shennecossett Golf Course. Royal Shenny. They came up with the idea after playing courses in Ireland and Scotland. “Seei...
    A bald eagle soared overhead, just as a loon’s mournful cry pierced the air, while friends and I kayaked the other day around Maneskootuk Island on Maine’s sun-dappled Ra...
    Walking through Roger Williams Park in Providence, I came upon a moss-covered monolith listing the Ten Commandments. This was some time ago, but knowing the objections th...
    Apparently you don't have to do much thinking to run a "think tank" in Washington, or at least not a liberal think tank. The Connecticut Mirror reports that two such thin...
    As voters in November's presidential election, what are we to do after watching the 90-minute debate debacle 10 days ago between The Old Man and The Con Man? If there was...

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    When the salesman knocked on Elizabeth Weed’s door, he was peddling refrigerators, a hard sell during the Great Depression. Elizabeth, a school teacher, and her widowed m...
    Just when Carrie-Anne Palazzo had her Art House of Norwich business thriving after COVID hit, the Sherman Street neighborhood where she taught children and adults alike to appreciate painting became a war zone.
    Government ownership of utility companies can work in the public interest, at least where government wants to work in the public interest. Whether it wants to is always a...
    Has anyone ever been better at drinking Diet Coke?
    Gulls are everywhere. You often see them sneak up on inattentive picnickers to swipe bags of potato chips, swoop down to snatch French fries and hamburger buns from fast-...
    “Hamas can’t be destroyed.” So announced Israel Defense Forces spokesman, Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari, recently. Immediately, Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu contradi...
    Bad debates happen, as Joe Biden's supporters say. But that wasn't a debate. Biden stood there in an apparent cloud of fatigue, while Donald Trump lied his way throughout...
    Waterford — More hardened East Lyme loyalists might conclude that this behavior gives aid and comfort to the enemy. Or at least wonder why AJ Montejano, Alex Dreyfus and...
    Why is former state Sen. George Logan, who is sure to get the Republican nomination for U.S. representative from Connecticut's 5th District again, dancing around the ques...
    A milestone nobody especially wants to reach is that time of personal reckoning that there are better obituaries than “If you’re reading this, I’m dead.” Some people leav...