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Premium Content Will GOP seize opportunity in 20th Senate?

 April 13, 2014; Updated: 12:30 am

With Democratic state Sen. Andrea Stillman's decision not to seek re-election to a sixth term, Republicans have a great opportunity to take the 20th District seat. It is an opportunity that may not come along again for a long time.


Premium Content How it went so bad, so fast, for Finizio

 April 6, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

While there was definitely rejoicing in some circles last week when New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio announced he would not seek re-election in 2015, I felt a tinge of sadness. A relatively short time ago, Finizio seemed positioned to...


Premium Content Costs a lot of postage to buy votes

 March 30, 2014; Updated: 1:09 am

This September, the State of Connecticut, (Dannel P. Malloy, Prop.), will be mailing checks of $55 or $110 to 2.1 million state residents, which, by the sheerest of coincidences, is also the number of registered voters we have in the...


Premium Content Sharkey PILOT recipe not on Malloy's menu

 March 28, 2014; Updated: 4:46 pm

The Democratic speaker of the state House of Representatives introduces a major tax bill that he says has tremendous momentum behind it. The Democratc governor opines that the bill is not going anywhere this session.

So what should we make...


Premium Content Scalia more likable than his opinions

 March 23, 2014; Updated: 2:36 pm

As an editorial writer, I have several times written opinions critical of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's decisions.

In Lawrence v. Texas in 2003, in which the Supreme Court by a 6-3 decision struck down a sodomy law in...


Premium Content Connecticut should reject popular vote scheme

 March 16, 2014; Updated: 6:17 pm

The National Popular Vote folks are at it again in Connecticut. They want to end the practice of using the Electoral College system to determine the election of the president. Instead, the candidate who gets the most votes nationally would become...


Premium Content Rallying behind Foley may be GOP's best option

 March 9, 2014; Updated: 4:07 pm

Last week's Quinnipiac University poll showing Tom Foley locked in a 42-42 percent tie with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy should bolster the Republican's argument that the party would be better off backing his rematch with the governor, rather than risk...


Premium Content Assisted suicide bill deserves a speedy demise

 March 2, 2014; Updated: 12:08 am

Seeing Connecticut as a progressive state primed to endorse the latest movement in individual choice - in this case the choice to "have the best death possible" - Compassion and Choices is for a second straight year pushing for passage...


Premium Content Murphy squirms over Obama's ambassador sales

 February 23, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

President Barack Obama has continued the bipartisan tradition of rewarding heavy campaign contributors with ambassadorships, despite repeated promises to reduce the influence of money in politics. And to his misfortune, the senator chairing the...


Premium Content East Lyme's Formica sounding like a state Senate candidate

 February 16, 2014; Updated: 6:43 pm

East Lyme First Selectman Paul Formica told me last week he didn't think he would be running for Congress again in 2014, but may target another elected position - state senator. If Republicans come up with strong, moderate candidates and...


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The purpose of holding public hearings is to hear from the public. It...

Premium Content Veto vendor change

It remains baffling why the Montville Town Council, or at least its...

Premium Content Speak up, Ledyard, or prepare to pay up

To my friends, neighbors and fellow taxpayers, we have a chance to do...

Premium Content In Val Tamano, NL schools had a gem

With the recent announcement that Valerie Tamano will retire from the...

Premium Content Will GOP seize opportunity in 20th Senate?

With Democratic state Sen. Andrea Stillman's decision not to...

Premium Content How it went so bad, so fast, for Finizio

While there was definitely rejoicing in some circles last week...



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