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    Thursday, February 02, 2023
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    Thursday, February 02, 2023
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    It is certainly alarming that a key figure in the state school construction program died under “suspicious” circumstances, from an apparent drug overdose, not long after ...
    Montville — Any good story ever told about St. Thomas More (the school, not the Lord Chancellor of England) is tethered to the three timeless concepts of location, locati...
    What an extraordinary claim the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system made for itself last week. The system, representing the regional universities and the c...
    It is noble that two state legislators, who experience what the rest of us do at the games our kids play, have proposed bills that would amend the state penal code, makin...
    My father was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve seen the good parts of the city: the popular March of ducks in the lobby of the famous Peabody Hotel, and the tr...

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    New London taxpayers, now caught up in the unfolding state school construction scandal, are responsible for some $4 million in school costs that might normally have been reimbursed by the state, but apparently now won’t be.
    The last time the stock market plunged as drastically as it did last year was 2008. Afterward in 2009, federal income tax collections from non-withheld (non-wage) income,...
    Finally we are beginning to see some pushback against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' infamously cynical "stop WOKE" crusade. Appropriately, part of the push comes from a prom...
    One day soon you won’t have to wait until Election Day to show up and cast your vote. In November, 59% of state voters approved amending the state constitution to allow f...
    Montville — Before the concept of scouting services from every figurative Tom, Dick and Harry, there was Tom. Just Tom. A man whose concrete handshake could floor Vin Die...

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    The “kids” who have joined The Day newsroom in recent years are more than capable of carrying on, despite the challenges they face.
    Attorney General William Tong, with his botched release Wednesday of an empty opinion on just one aspect of the port authority ethical morass, has proven himself the most inept lawyer I’ve ever seen in that office.
    College basketball has many warts, what with the grass-is-always-greener byproduct of a rampaging transfer portal and recruits going to the highest bidder, thanks to the ...
    “Don’t cut the logs too long – they’re just little guys,” Nancy Kalal advised me. She was giving instructions on how to prepare for the arrival of her “little guys,” Brig...
    Bond commission members should be very wary next time Chairman David Kooris comes before them to ask for more money.
    “Honesty is such a lonely word.” As the great Billy Joel once sang, “Everyone is so untrue.” That could be the anthem for this modern era, when liars and lying are not on...
    Full disclosure: Any hint of healthy critical thinking should raise suspicions about baseball’s analytical revolution. Sure, analytics often contradict old-school notions...
    There are moderates in the suburbs -- Democrats, Republicans and Independents -- who want Washington spending kept in check. They tend to be liberal on social issues but ...
    Connecticut may have had its "All power to the Soviets!" moment the other day as more than 200 people summoned by the Democratic Socialists of America gathered on the int...
    Death is suffered by the living. In the wake of the passing of state Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams, a dear friend of mine and many others, I’ve considered how the impact of a...