Editorials

Our Uninvited Guests

Published: July 25, 2013 at 12:00 am
The interstate signs for Exit 10 say "Newtown, Sandy Hook," two now-famous names that will catch the attention of even the most road-addled thru-traveler. The signs may as well say, "This is the place!" Throw the utilitarian inducements of the Mobil gas station and The Blue Colony Diner into

Moving Traffic Strategy Beyond Queen Street

Published: July 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Town crews were out early this week painting the speed bumps on Queen Street school-bus yellow, to raise the visibility of the raised pavement at five spots along the length of the popular thru-road between the town's commercial center and Wasserman Way. The street is distinctly less popular these

Moving Traffic Strategy Beyond Queen Street

Published: July 18, 2013 at 12:00 am
Town crews were out early this week painting the speed bumps on Queen Street school-bus yellow, to raise the visibility of the raised pavement at five spots along the length of the popular thru-road between the town's commercial center and Wasserman Way. The street is distinctly less popular these

What Is A School?

Published: June 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
An offense against humanity of the scope and emotional impact of the 12/14 massacre at the Sandy Hook School raises a succession of questions that never seems to end. None of the answers are easy to come by, even the empirical ones that the law enforcement community is seeking with its protracted in

What Is A School?

Published: June 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
An offense against humanity of the scope and emotional impact of the 12/14 massacre at the Sandy Hook School raises a succession of questions that never seems to end. None of the answers are easy to come by, even the empirical ones that the law enforcement community is seeking with its protracted in

Calendars And Continuity

Published: June 13, 2013 at 12:00 am
"Sandy Hook" was written in for June 14 in the daily planners of countless news editors and producers: a six-month reminder. Time for reflection. Time to take stock. Time to raise the profile of Newtown again. But here in Newtown, people wonder what it would be like to have to be reminded of the

Hartford Comes Through

Published: June 06, 2013 at 12:00 am
In an impressive display of conscience and consensus, Connecticut's Legislature passed legislation on the final day of its session Wednesday that will put photographs and other media that lay bare the graphic and gruesome details of the 12/14 massacre at Sandy Hook School beyond the reach of those

School Budget 'Rithmetic

Published: May 30, 2013 at 12:00 am
Of the three "R's" of budget politics, once again the reading and 'riting about the subject comes to a close, and all that it left to consider is the 'rithmetic at the polls, when the third iteration of a 2013-2014 school budget comes up for a vote. Perhaps the most compelling number now u

Coordinating Connecticut's Fragmented Mental Health Care System

Published: May 23, 2013 at 12:00 am
In the course of the contentious debate leading up to the state's enactment of tough new gun laws earlier this year, gun advocates argued that gun violence is a mental health problem, not a gun control problem. State lawmakers, with the support and encouragement of Governor Dannel P. Malloy, concl

New Beginnings For Education

Published: May 16, 2013 at 12:00 am
If it is true, as writer, historian, and philosopher Will Durant once observed, that education is the transmission of civilization, we should brace ourselves for a period of lurching and grinding gears. It is troubling enough that the Newtown school district is once again having problems winning loc
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