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August 14, 2014

OP-ED | A Campaign of Substance

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | August 14, 2014 5:26pm

Campaign season is officially under way. We will hear a great deal about issues that candidates believe will influence votes. This does not mean, however, that we will be analyzing the information we need to make informed voter decisions.

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August 8, 2014

OP-ED | Do We Really Need the New Haven Trio’s Sugar Tax?

by Terry D. Cowgill | August 8, 2014 5:30am


What is it with New Haven and soda pop? Does the Elm City consume more soda than comparable cities? Is its obesity rate higher? Not as far as I can tell, which makes me think there must be something in the water — or perhaps in the energy drinks sold at the Stop & Shop on Elm Street.

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July 22, 2014

Child Poverty in Connecticut Increased 50 Percent Since 1990

by Hugh McQuaid | July 22, 2014 3:30pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Poverty among children living in Connecticut has increased by 50 percent since the Annie E. Casey Foundation began keeping track in 1990, according to an annual report from the foundation.

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May 21, 2014

Judge: DCF Provided ‘Ample Evidence’ of Violence By ‘Jane Doe’

by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2014 5:29am

istock (Updated 1:02 p.m.) A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department.

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May 20, 2014

OP-ED | Sustainability: Invest in People

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | May 20, 2014 10:17am

It is easy to talk about the economy, or should I say criticize.

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April 14, 2014

OP-ED | The Search for Sustainability

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | April 14, 2014 3:30am

Financially inefficient markets are not sustainable. They crash.

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March 28, 2014

OP-ED | Fighting Poverty Beyond the Minimum Wage

by Susan Bigelow | March 28, 2014 7:55am


On Thursday Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 into law. There’s still plenty of debate about whether it will really help lift people out of poverty. However, when it comes to tackling poverty and economic inequality, passing a higher minimum wage may actually be the easy part.

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January 29, 2014

Foley Focuses On Cities In Making Run For Governor Official

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2014 6:46pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican Tom Foley chose a V.F.W. Hall in Waterbury on Wednesday to make his second bid for governor official.

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January 10, 2014

OP-ED | See The Forest

by Brian O'Shaughnessy | January 10, 2014 12:34pm

A national sigh of relief was heard several weeks ago as a federal budget agreement was reached that addressed the uncertainty created by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

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December 27, 2013

OP-ED | Walmart: Big Boy As Low-Hanging Fruit

by Terry D. Cowgill | December 27, 2013 6:30am

As shoppers hit the big-box stores and plunge into another orgy of post-holiday bargain hunting, the usual handwringing about the low-wage employees who serve the buying class will surely begin.

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