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.
The hard truth is that as well as Connecticut has done to limit the virus’ spread in recent months, we are not prepared for the coming school year.
There is no good reason for the latest ICE directive, and no evidence that it will improve anyone’s safety or well-being. Instead, it will put people at risk.
The city emerges from the coronavirus crisis without the museums, the ballgames, the theater, and sometimes without masks or distancing.
As a student of history, Gov. Ned Lamont probably knows that emperors in ancient Rome didn’t have to be very good to stay in power as long as they amply compensated their legions.
In the Paycheck Protection Program, known as the PPP, Connecticut collected $1.1 billion more than it would have gotten if it hit the national average.
Prompted by the murder in Minneapolis while overlooking the several recent questionable fatal shootings by police in his own state, Gov. Ned Lamont has ordered Connecticut’s state police not to get nuclear bombs, hypersonic missiles, flamethrowers, and other such weapons from the Defense Dep…
With a new quarantine, race relations, removal of a Columbus statue, police reform and coronavirus threats to sports, Connecticut saw the turmoil of an unforgettable year on Wednesday.
The Supreme Court decision rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to unravel Dreamers’ protection, but a federal law is needed for permanence.
President Lincoln lived during summers at the Washington Soldiers’ Home. He bore the sorrows of “this terrible war” and the recent death of his young son. Even though it was wartime, he was careless of his own safety, and often when he couldn’t sleep, he’d pass unseen and alone beyond the gu…
A tweet by Sen. Will Haskell about Lululemon and Tiffany boarding up westport stores set off a firestorm over the movement for justice.
No one in Connecticut needs to look all the way to Minneapolis to find a reason to protest police misconduct as hundreds of Connecticut residents, elected officials, and clergy members did by protesting last weekend. Protesting about Minneapolis may have made them feel righteous, but they wo…
Two old-line Connecticut companies, Gold Bond mattress and Gilman Brothers, came through in the clutch when the state needed emergency beds and mattresses.
The images coming from Minneapolis are alarming — a violent response to a brutal killing of a black man by a white police officer. We are blind, though, if we think what is going on in the middle of the country could not happen here.
It’s 1 p.m. during some weekday (is there really a difference between them?) and I’ve been working in a small room in my home since 7:30 this morning. Rather than taking a break and grabbing whatever is easy to eat and return to my desk like I normally do, I decide to change my routine.
Begun in secrecy, deception, and arrogance a year ago, the Partnership for Connecticut died the same way this week. Its tombstone should read: Let’s not do that again.
No one questions why restaurateurs are urging the governor to move quickly to allow indoor dining to resume. With outdoor accommodations set to reopen in less than a week, and with everything other than takeout and delivery impermissible since mid-March, owners and employees alike are eager …
Trump ridiculed, then minimized, then delayed the federal government’s response to the coronavirus for weeks. Then finally he wrapped his boastful, confused ego around reality. But Trump is actively pushing programs that will endanger more Americans.
The Connecticut governor weighs in on Hearst Connecticut Media’s forecasts for life after COVID-19, with a cautiously optimistic view
Hearst columnists Dan Haar and Colin McEnroe debate whether coronavirus will heal us or make us sicker in body, spirit and economic well-being.