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April 20, 2018

OP-ED | Property Tax Armageddon Comes for Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Opinion | Taxes | White House | Real Estate

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Rejoice, it’s tax week! Unfortunately if you live in Connecticut or another state that’s heavily dependent on property taxes you might find yourself socked with a much, much larger bill next year — or even this year. Just another benefit of living here in the Happiest Place on Earth.

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OP-ED | Peering Through The Noise: Gun Rights Come With Limits

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Congress | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety

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As a journalist, I’ve covered a lot or rallies and protests over the course of my 25-year career. Indeed I covered one on Saturday in the Berkshires. There’s lots of noise and colorful signs. Sometimes there’s over-the-top rhetoric. Typically, there is a call to action for a policy change or an expansion of rights.

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April 17, 2018

CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers

by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie

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Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.

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April 13, 2018

OP-ED | Zoning Out: Why Zoning Laws Need Reform

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Civil Liberties | Equality | Town News | West Hartford | Housing | Opinion | Poverty | Real Estate

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Is your suburb a monotonous, unwalkable, racially segregated misery pit? Is your city an inescapable concentration of poverty and crime, squeezed from all sides by the surrounding towns? Blame America’s bizarrely strict and exclusionary zoning laws.

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April 12, 2018

OP-ED | If Sinclair Comes to Connecticut, Could Bias in TV Newscasts Follow?

by Barth Keck | Apr 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Ethics | Media Matters | Opinion

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Sinclair Broadcast Group used to be a relatively obscure media company in America. Not anymore.

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April 6, 2018

OP-ED | Esty’s Sudden Demise A Sobering Reminder of #MeToo’s Power

by Terry Cowgill | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | 5th CD

In one of the most stunning and precipitous falls from grace in recent memory, Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty is now toast — the victim of her own bad judgment in failing to adequately protect one of her staffers from her chief of staff’s predatory and abusive behavior.

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April 5, 2018

ANALYSIS | The 5th District is Still the Democrats’ to Lose

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 5, 2018 5:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | DC News Junkie | Election 2006 | Election 2008 | Election 2010 | Election 2012 | Election 2014 | Election 2018 | Equality | Opinion | 5th CD

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Well, that happened fast.

Just last week, the congressional races here in Connecticut looked like a real snooze-fest. Now there’s a wide-open contest for a suddenly open seat in the state’s most competitive district, and it’s all thanks to the mind-bogglingly awful way in which U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, handled a harassment complaint in her office.

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April 1, 2018

MARCH MADNESS ELECTION 2018: It’s Herbst By A Landslide

by Christine Stuart | Apr 1, 2018 10:12pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Poll | State Capitol

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Republican Tim Herbst ran away with our March Madness Election 2018 contest, emerging Sunday at the end of our poll with 71 percent of the vote.

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March 29, 2018

OP-ED | Students Restore Faith in the Future with ‘March For Our Lives’

by Barth Keck | Mar 29, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Education | Opinion | Public Health | Public Safety | East Haddam | Enfield | Guilford | Hartford | Middlefield | Old Saybrook | Shelton | Stamford | Westport

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When I decided to quit my public-relations gig just six years out of college to become a high school English teacher, it was the best decision I could have made. That was 27 years ago, and teaching has been nothing short of challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

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March 23, 2018

OP-ED | The Avon Episode: Can Boughton’s Candidacy Survive?

by Terry Cowgill | Mar 23, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Ethics | Opinion | Avon

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For Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, traveling last year to Pittsburgh for surgery to remove a benign brain tumor was a life-changing event. Fortunately, he came out of that operation in good shape and pronounced himself ready to face the rigors of campaigning for governor.

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