SEIU Local 32BJ says now is the time to unionize fast food stores, starting in Connecticut, where the state owns 23 rest areas
Chris Murphy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012, defeating Republican Linda McMahon. He was re-elected last year, facing only token opposition and, as such, is not due to face Connecticut voters again until 2024, which is several political lifetimes from now.
It is time to take Donald Trump’s disregard for climate crisis seriously. As Commander in Chief, Trump is abdicating his duties to protect his people, instead actively aiding and abetting the corporate polluters who are causing the climate chaos. Trump is wasting irreplaceable time that we n…
On this much, everyone can agree. When it comes to the halftime protest at the 2019 Harvard-Yale football game, the protesters chose their time and venue well.
The issue: When a woman files a temporary restraining order against her partner, she is most vulnerable to violence. Yet in this country the partner is allowed to keep firearms until the restraining order becomes permanent by court order. The consequences can be deadly.
Another school shooting, this time on Thursday. Two students shot dead by a classmate. This time, it was in California. This time, a 16-year-old boy packed a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol in his backpack on his birthday and shot it six times in the school quad.
At the University of Connecticut two students recently shouted racial and ethnic epithets that were not directed at any specific individuals. Nothing in what has been reported about the incident indicates that the students intended physical harm to anyone.
Around the world people are marching, rallying, and demonstrating in huge numbers. Some of these countries are ruled by dictators or plutocratic regimes, others are considered democracies. Despite the peril of protest, people are seeking justice, freedom, and decent livelihoods.
Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents should not be hanging around Connecticut courthouses trying to pick up their targets.
Our trees are under attack from insects, fire, diseases and overzealous utility company crews who “clear cut” (destroy) rows of trees rather than trim the branches.
Update: State Sen. Derek Slap, who recently proposed that the Connecticut legislature should consider a state law allowing Connecticut college athletes to engage in product endorsement deals, today welcomed a statement by the NCAA’s Board of Governors that it is directing all colleges and un…
When I grew up, solar panels were something for science fairs, school field trips, or science labs, rarely would they be seen on residential homes.
It’s too soon to know what investments Connecticut’s 72 distressed zones will attract with capital gains tax breaks, but the game is on.
The issue: An increasing number of school-age children in Connecticut are not getting vaccinated against childhood diseases that if contracted could be physically debilitating or life-threatening. A rise in religious exemptions from the mandatory vaccines for measles, mumps and rubella has d…
More electric car charging stations are on the way in Danbury-area towns. But for the more rural towns, they may not be cost-effective to install.
The idea of offering economic incentives for companies to move to or grow in Connecticut has usually been viewed as a necessary evil. Even supporters of programs like former Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s First Five, which lavished millions of dollars on companies that may have had no intention of …
As if school districts did not have enough to worry about in the age of the active shooter drill, a threat rooted in the rise of technology has taken hold around the nation, including at Connecticut districts, that can grind activity to a halt unless a big-ticket ransom is paid.
Secret trials for murder, rape, and other atrocious crimes become the law in Connecticut on Oct. 1, an outrage getting less attention than a small tax increase on take-out meals from supermarkets.
The Trump administration’s plans to strip California of its strict auto emission standards have a direct effect on the air we breathe.
Activists on global warming fight for policy change and technology advancement. That’s fine and good but without profound lifestyle changes, the war is lost.
By today’s sad standards, the criticism made about Gov. Ned Lamont at this week’s state Republican fundraising dinner by House minority leader Themis Klarides was only mildly rude. Lamont, Klarides said, deserves a grade of “F minus” for making state government less affordable, transparent, …
Bushy-tailed and cute, able to leap from tree to tree in a single bound and raid any bird feeder ever invented, gray squirrels are omnipresent in our woods, backyards and city parks. There may be more mice in the grass, but squirrels are the rodents we see, and like.
Listening to Gov. Ned Lamont and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal last week, Connecticut might have thought that government has roundly succeeded in all its important functions and now doesn’t have enough to do.
Just like Charlie Brown perennially believing that Lucy will hold the football so he can send it sailing, we hoped to trust President Donald Trump but were let down once again.
The Governor’s Council on Women and Girls can work on what it’s charged with — gender equity through leadership, training etc. — and the really big picture.
College students face many challenges: peer pressure, difficult coursework, and for most, the responsibilities of living on their own for the first time. College students often struggle with the academic, extracurricular, and social expectations that come with the newfound freedom. Young adu…
It’s been a little over a week now, so students and parents should be getting back in the groove of another school year. I hope it is a happy and successful year for everyone!
The ferocity and size of Hurricane Dorian, and devastation to the Bahamas, should leave no doubt in people’s minds that storms are getting more severe. They also are more frequent.
For decades, going back at least to the state Supreme Court’s decision in the school financing case of Horton v. Meskill in 1977, the big thinkers in Connecticut’s public life and the virtue signalers in the General Assembly have complained that municipal property taxes are too high. As a re…
State Sen. Derek Slap, D-West Hartford, has joined a group of Democratic state senators in announcing that Connecticut’s Senate Democratic caucus will protect women’s health care and provide state funding for Planned Parenthood in Connecticut in order to defend the organization from Donald T…
The issue: Numerous measles outbreaks this year, including in nearby New York, generated alarm about the sometimes deadly disease that by the year 2000 seemed eradicated. But as parents sought exemptions to state laws requiring immunization before children can attend school, measles resurfaced.