Log In


Reset Password
  • MENU
    Columns
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    Columns
    Tuesday, April 16, 2024
    Support Local News.

    Please support our work by subscribing today.

    Please support our work by subscribing today.

    Columns

    It’s still my favorite voicemail of all time. The voice was unmistakable. “Mike,” the voice said. “This is John Sterling. A friend of mine sent me your column. I want you...
    Dispelling rumors that Pfizer Inc. is continuing to pull back investments at its 160-acre site in Groton, the company has recently unveiled plans to renovate or add to six of its campus buildings off Eastern Point Road.
    In 2020, after the University of Connecticut men's basketball team failed for a third consecutive year to qualify for postseason play, its brash, second-year coach, Dan H...
    Getting rid of Roe v. Wade was sold as a sensible and mollifying approach to the abortion controversy. It would let each state ban or codify a right to abortion in accord...
    I’d be a hypocrite — no, I AM a hypocrite — for saying that I abhor commercialism. But I say it even if I get sucked into its vortex often enough to get an eye roll from ...

    Columns

    The Merrill House building on Water Street is being deeded to the organization that has been running a writer-in-residence program in the late poet’s apartment, since he died in 1995.
    Idle Thoughts, while waiting for warmer weather, the Giants not to screw up the draft and for people to maintain proper traffic flow by not backing into every parking pla...
    When confronting a problem most people instinctively look first for its cause and try to eliminate it. But such logic doesn't apply so much in government, as indicated by...
    Never stereotype another person’s food preferences.
    There’s an old joke about a man who wanted to become a monk, later learning from the head monk he must take a vow of silence. Only two words every three years. After the ...

    Columns

    There are good reasons sports fans think they’re powerless against the machine. The machine of networks setting start times at bed times. The machine of outrageous ticket...
    Noankers might be welcoming the kind of explosive growth that has engulfed Mystic, if they allow a big new restaurant with a liquor license on the former Ford’s Lobster site.
    Last week, there was a hearing in Hartford reviewing the investment performance of the state’s two big public pension funds. There was much self-congratulation. One newsp...
    Few other endeavors function as a better societal mirror than sports – and what they tell us about ourselves. What we learned during this college basketball season reinfo...
    Barack Obama got it right. He refused to be held captive to his party's left wing. He adopted a strenuous policy of border enforcement, even as some Latino activists thre...
    A friend of mine who rises early in all seasons to take sunrise photographs likes to say he understands why people in many cultures have worshiped the sun. It brings ligh...
    Many state legislators claim to be perplexed by the challenge of eliminating municipal property taxes on cars, which produce about a billion dollars per year for municipa...
    I dislike the expression “No good deed goes unpunished,” but in Dudley Saltonstall’s case, it may be true. As far as I can discern, one of the few good things he ever did...
    This season, the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce president is banking on a new vehicle, literally: a converted ice cream and mail truck that will travel, spreading the word about local attractions at community events.
    It is both amusing and amazing that otherwise well-meaning, rational humans can watch the same video evidence of a play and draw such contrasting conclusions. Exhibit A c...