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With all the critical charitable investment that goes into providing disadvantaged populations with basic needs like food and clothing, one critical component has been falling through the cracks of our social safety net: Meeting the need for feminine hygiene products.

Putting personal pique above the national interest again, Donald Trump fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper the other day, apparently because of Esper’s opposition to sending federal troops uninvited to put down rioting in Democratic cities during the presidential campaign.

There are many reasons why loser Trump refuses to concede. Yes, delusion has been the counterfeit coin of his fantasy realm — “I won this election by a lot” he tweeted with all caps last Saturday. In his fevered mind — nourished by a bullying career — all victories are his triumphs, and all …

If you were among candidates for Connecticut’s General Assembly who came up short on the ballot, thank you for running. The process is exhausting and you all deserve applause for putting your name on the line.

Though the entire state has learned to take healthy precautions over the threat of COVID-19, the fear is especially acute at nursing homes. During the virus’ first wave in the spring, it was people in nursing homes who faced the greatest danger, and the death toll was disproportionately high…

Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board predicts “reckoning if domestic violence is not recognized as part of the challenge in trying to heal from the pandemic.”

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A few months ago, in the thick of the pandemic, West Hartford’s housing market really started heating up, as city dwellers in our region began searching for suburban alternatives to living in their apartments with no backyard, amid densely populated environments. Interestingly, Orthodox Jews…

Connecticut’s bear population, estimated at 800, is growing “exponentially,” a newspaper reported the other day. This was a bit hyperbolic, since after 800 the next level in an exponential series is 800 times 800 — 640,000 — and the bear population will not be increasing that quickly.

Other states that match Connecticut’s proposed new standards have brownfields problems of their own, for a simple reason — if developers don’t see an economic payoff in a property, they aren’t going to invest in its rehabilitation

The question becomes what legislators are willing to do to reform the system. Connecticut has some of the highest electric rates in the nation, and though its system is generally reliable, it has repeatedly proven vulnerable to major storms.

The New York Times, the old grey lady of eastern seaboard journalism, has published a blockbuster story, “Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be,” that should be widely reported in other media formats. So far, the substance of the story has remained pretty much on the media shelf.

Maybe someday when the United States has a president who is not crazy or senile, a Senate president who isn’t his tool, and a House speaker who doesn’t think that those who disagree with her are “enemies of the state,” the country can have a serious discussion about fixing the U.S. Postal Service.

The coronavirus pandemic has not been tamed, even as Connecticut has seen low infection rates and decreasing hospitalizations in recent months. It’s not just the players at risk, but everyone they might come in contact with, including parents and grandparents.