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    Sunday, September 25, 2022
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    Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the Yankees to clinch, the undefeated Giants to play again and for MLB to decide the entirety of the 2022 playoffs will air on Apple TV: ...
    I should say up front that I have enormous respect for the work of the League of Women Voters. What’s not to love about an army of volunteers who work tirelessly all over...
    After battling three days of wind, waves and rain while kayaking to Canada on Lake Champlain, Andy Lynn, Phil Plouffe and I at last found refuge on Valcour Island, half a...
    The word ricocheting around the region’s political circuits this week was that Republicans were refusing to participate in debates for three legislative races to be hoste...
    A great injustice is unfolding before our eyes, and I find it more than a little discouraging to think that it could happen right in the midst of election season, when po...

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    A (mostly) rhetorical question posed to the sports fans of Connecticut: Are we a college basketball or college football state? Chances are, the overwhelming majority of y...
    Questions which have confounded humankind from the beginning: Can you talk down to someone who is taller than you? Why is a No. 2 pencil more popular than No. 1? How far ...
    Crimea. War. Globalization. Epidemics. Human trafficking. Religious wars. Biological warfare. Inflation. All of these have been hot topics in news lately. Which just goe...
    In the pantheon of great fibs, “the check’s in the mail” and “I only had one beer, officer” have to make anyone’s top 10. But did you know there’s a journalistic version?...
    Consider how David Lehman, in Connecticut legislative confirmation hearings on his 2019 appointment as Gov. Ned Lamont’s commissioner of economic development, described ...

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    Churning waves, propelled by a gusty wind, crashed against towering cliffs and washed over our kayak decks as three of us struggled to stay upright on roiling Lake Champl...
    News item: Jim Mora referred to former UConn football coach Randy Edsall as “what’s his name” at Tuesday’s weekly news conference. Mora had just concluded a detailed, two...
    It seemed inconceivable to me that the state of Connecticut and the town of Groton, through an extensive bid process to find a developer for the abandoned Mystic Oral Sch...
    New London — Even the most ardent academician would grudgingly acknowledge the purpose and perch of athletics on a college campus. Athletic programs given disproportionat...
    September is a challenging time to go birding. The woods are filled with juveniles, and there are those warblers difficult to identify. In the sky, the identification gam...
    Idle Thoughts, while waiting for the New York Football Giants, Fitch-New London football (Thursday) and for Aaron Hicks to get traded to Siberia for two snowstorms to be ...
    You have to wonder whether Connecticut Republicans will finally strap on some parachutes and jump from the Donald Trump plane, before it crashes here in November. After a...
    Time’s passage clouds the lens a bit, but the memory of Robert Brown McPhail remains lucid enough: Fantasy baseball draft day, a holy day of obligation for many of us at ...
    Moments after kayaking beneath a bridge at the mouth of Stonington’s Quiambaug Cove the other day, Andy Lynn, Phil Plouffe and I encountered a great egret imperiously per...
    When Andrew Cavasino drained a Great Neck men’s club championship clinching putt on the second extra hole on Sunday, he felt relieved. It took 38 holes to finally shake C...