As long as the virus is spreading as quickly as it has been this month, business will be down and the wait for better days will continue.
Bill Baker, educator and former head of PBS in New York, recognizes insult of Dr. Biden as reflective of a lack of respect for education in United States.
Even Santa faces challenges this year reminding the elves to wear masks and maintain social distancing on the North Pole assembly lines.
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.
Many ask the same question I heard from restaurant owner Ermal Caushi: “What could possibly happen after 9:30,” he asked, “that COVID can’t get you before?”
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…
The healing will not happen just with the soothing talk of a moderate old horse, though President-Elect Joe Biden’s presence will definitely help.
No one could have predicted the pandemic and accompanying hit to state finances. But this is the reason why a large rainy-day fund has been necessary.
Columnist Colin McEnroe runs down the rules for every Connecticut voter to participate in this year’s election, even those who show up without masks
When Rep. Jahana Hayes asked people to vote in her tweet about the racis attack on her online meeting Monday night, she raised a deep cultural rift.
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.”
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…
Columnist Colin McEnroe points to simmering rage from extremists, and how the election and the pandemic are a perfect cocktail for violence.
The White House coronavirus adviser, Dr. Deborah Birx, on a national tour to promote safe COVID-19 practices, won’t react to Trump’s undermining efforts.
Hearst Connecticut Media Editorial Board says state is “driving in circles in addressing the need that sparked the tolls proposal in the first place.”
Some Republicans, including Rep. Themis Klarides, are disappointed that Trump got sick after disparaging guidelines. Whether it matters against Democrat Joe Biden remains to be seen.
Columnist Colin McEnroe applauds judge for taking stand against “stupid, dangerous fallacies marketed by unqualified people” during the pandemic.
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.
The grim total of 200,000 U.S. COVID-19 deaths became a political benchmark in March when Trump cited it as the limit of a job well done.
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 American people own most of the wealth — private and public — and most of the information in the country. The top one percent do not.
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.
With the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur fast approaching, West Hartford area synagogues are finding new and creative ways for the Jewish community to congregate, celebrate and worship safely during the Covid-10 pandemic.