Dear Emanuel Family,
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…
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.”
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.
“There really are no experts in this because no one’s done it,” West Haven schools superintendent Neil Cavallaro said. Some are skeptical in-person classes will continue.
As they struggle to employ people and stay afloat, restaurants and banquet facilities say some state rules are too strict. Lamont holds his ground.
College students can rightfully feel like they’re being cheated. It’s only a brief time in their lives they get to experience anything like campus life, and this is a year unlike any other. But for everyone’s benefit, including their own, they need to show some common sense and respect for b…
Columnist Colin McEnroe suggests making Connecticut Republican Chair J.R. Romano the fall guy over scandal misses the point of repeated incidents of GOP misbehavior.
If it works, it could save beekeepers time and money now spent ridding their hives of mites while getting more pollinators out across the landscape.
Sen. Richard Blumethal asked James Judge to resign, in person, on the grounds that the head of the multistate utility has failed in his duties.
Along with many others, COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the Hall Football program. Due to the situation, we’ve had to cancel our annual golf tournament, which consists of over 90% of our fundraising revenue. In addition, the town recently prohibited us from displaying supporter sign…
Roxbury, in the Litchfield hills, had seen no Eversource crews since Isaias left the town without power, so First Selectman Barbara Henry took action.
With so much attention being paid to social distancing inside the schools, it makes little sense to then send students out into close contact with others on the football field, or any other sporting venue. The risks are still too great.
The uncertainty surrounding school openings — and the quality of education that can be provided in safe, social distancing settings — are a source of great concern to parents, students and teachers. And while all area schools are doing their best to fashion suitable learning environments, is…
From the grim moment when the Partnership for Connecticut melted down for Lamont and the Dalios, a new idea emerged to help disconnected Connecticut students.
The school year is fast approaching, but there remains time to help out students in need and get them prepared for what has to be considered a likely scenario where some form of distance learning is required
Hard as he tries, Gov. Ned Lamont can’t guarantee safety to anyone as he undertakes to get Connecticut operating normally again with the virus epidemic diminishing. Largely because of the governor’s use of emergency powers, Connecticut is doing far better than other states, but some people a…
The issue remains fluid, but the worst result would be for legislators to allow police reform to die over any one part of the agenda, no matter how important.
The Connecticut Capitol tried a day of mid-coronavirus normalcy as the House debated four bills including police reform and 1,500 protesters shouted about five issues.