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    Thursday, February 02, 2023
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    Thursday, February 02, 2023
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    OP-ED

    If you're pondering what will be the stupidest right-wing freakout of 2023, you can probably stop now. We're barely three weeks into the year, but the uproar over the per...
    Blue Monday, the third Monday in January and traditionally the most miserable day of the year, is thankfully behind us. But it's still grim out there. The weather is free...
    In the first year of her life, my daughter got to peek into more professional kitchens than most people see in a lifetime. Paid family leave and childcare, as those of us...
    “This holiday is more than a day off from work to memorialize a great American, like President’s Day, or to celebrate a seminal moment in our nation’s history, like Independence Day.”
    Here's an anecdote I always assumed was apocryphal: Sally Ride was going to space, the first American woman to do so. Down on Earth, the NASA engineers in charge of equip...
    Remember the time Ariana Grande gave her fans $5 million of free therapy? It felt like a fevered dream. A Grammy-winning artist was offering free and accessible mental he...
    What’s happening is that a small number of Americans are just buying more and more and more and more weapons. Not all of those people are dangerous, but some of them are. And that’s what we really have to watch and track.
    For the first 108 years after the grand opening of the State Capitol, schoolchildren and other visitors to Hartford had their choice of exterior Capitol statuary to gawk ...
    Just as 20th-century global conflicts and new forms of mass communication created new types of on-the-scene war reportage, rising mass firearm murders in the 21st century...
    It’s 6:30 a.m., and my wife already has the news silently scrolling in the dark. “Colorado Springs,” she says. My bleary eyes focus on the carnage — again. It’s been six ...
    The United States is locked in a new Cold War with the Chinese Communist Party, one that senior military advisers warn could turn hot over Taiwan at any time. Yet million...
    This weekend the Board of Trustees of Mystic Aquarium will honor Dr. Stephen Coan, for his 20 years of service to the organization. He announced in August that he is step...

    GUEST OPINIONS

    As a Mystic resident, I am constantly baffled why we must continuously have to come to terms with the governing in Stonington. I have a solution: the residents of Mystic,...
    Mark Cuban, the billionaire “Shark Tank” celebrity and Dallas Mavericks owner, is getting attention again — this time for his Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Co., which seeks t...
    Provide better care at end of life, not physician-assisted suicide The Judiciary Committee of the Legislature of the State of Connecticut is considering a bill that ...
    Having seen his daughter suffer, Catholic M.D. backs aid in dying Inspired by the public advocacy of terminal brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard, lawmakers in Washingt...
    Every year, various groups show up at the State Capitol with ideas to change the rules in Connecticut workplaces. In a bygone age when local businesses were only competin...
    When it comes to elections in Connecticut, our mantra has been "no news is good news." Meaning, when things go right, we focus on the results, the candidates, the issues,...
    This winter weather - prolonged cold with deep snow and ice - is hard on wild animals. Wading birds, like great blue heron, can't find fish through the ice and snow in fr...
    Issues of widespread agreement in our unceasingly polarized, super-charged political environment are few and far between. That makes it all the more remarkable that two o...
    I turned 74 this winter, Jan. 31 to be exact. Having commenced the 75th year, one can be excused for thinking of mortality, but healthily not morbidly. While we know tha...
    Last year I returned to southeastern Connecticut to practice where local legends - doctors such as McFarland, Stein, German, Ellison - provided my medical care and inspir...