Last Saturday, April 12, I went to hear Chris Flanagan talk about the transfer station and recycling in Durham at an event at the Durham Public Libary. Flanagan is a member of the Durham Middlefield Interlocal Agreement Advisory Board. I … more ...
Jason Bateman does bad so good. In his directorial debut for Bad Words, the Arrested Development star plays middle aged Guy Trilby with a chip on his shoulder, a chip so big it threatens to squash the Golden Quill National … more ...
Day at the aquarium is a treat   Published Apr 15, 2014
A few weeks ago, my family took advantage of a weekend that offered the spring-like weather we’ve all been craving, and spent the day at the Mystic Aquarium. We’ve been to the Mystic Aquarium many times, making the trek at … more ...
Budgets, Beseck, birthdays and more   Published Apr 10, 2014
It’s been a while. Quiet is good! Over the past year or two, the Lake Beseck area has been buzzing with activities. The new dam is coming along and looks good. Those with waterfront property have been fixing their docks … more ...
Spring… Earth Week… They’re finally here. After a record-setting, seemingly never-ending winter, Transition Towns from Virginia to Connecticut are really ready to break out with some amazing activities throughout the region. Transition Towns, or Transition groups, are dedicated to promoting … more ...
Go ahead, bite the big apple   Published Mar 28, 2014
I lived in the Hamptons for seven and a half years. I know a snub when I see one. Scheduling the Class L girls basketball final involving undefeated and No. 1 Capital Prep for 10 a.m. on Saturday morning? That … more ...
Legos make everything awesome   Published Apr 15, 2014
Do you remember opening up a box of Legos as a kid? All those little pieces in primary colors with a few white, clear and black ones tossed into the mix. If you were lucky, there would be some special … more ...

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Little League needs you to lend a hand   Published Mar 15, 2014
I have volunteered for Coginchaug Little League for the past three years and am currently the director of information. It has always been a struggle to find volunteers for our organization, whether it is helping with field clean-up day, coaching … more ...
Saving the patient/doctor relationship   Published Mar 18, 2014
There is a problem with our healthcare system today that transcends the political divide over Obamacare and the debate about how to best deliver quality, affordable care to every patient in America. The Greater New Haven region is fast becoming … more ...
Some thoughts on high school age sports today, otherwise known as the era of Let’s Give Everyone a Trophy. I’ve been down this road before, but it’s a road that needs to be traveled again. The American Legion baseball program, … more ...
It’s still winter. Have you noticed? We certainly have, and are pining for spring days that bring trips to the park and the ability to go outside without the task of rustling up the necessary snow gear. One of our … more ...
HARTFORD (AP) — Movie-goers whose ears hurt after watching a film could get some relief from a bill being considered by Connecticut state lawmakers. The General Assembly’s Public Safety and Security Committee was scheduled to hear testimony recently on a … more ...
(HARTFORD, CT) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the following statement in reaction to preliminary 2012 Census of Agriculture data released recently by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Va: “I am … more ...
Beware of election-year “surplus”   Published Apr 15, 2014
The State of Connecticut has bills to pay, lots of bills. We have roads, schools and hospitals to maintain, police and public works employees to pay, prisons and public institutions to guard, public lands and drinking water to preserve. We … more ...
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